Any tricks to make this background true white?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Questions thread
suddie1215
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Re: Any tricks to make this background true white?
In reply to dbooksta, Jan 31, 2013

You're using the wrong tool to select.  In Photoshop you'd need to use a more advanced selection tool like Color Range or Channels to select the white background.  Then you can add a Levels or Curves adjustment layer to push the whites to pure white (255) and invert the selection to add a mask that protects the  guns and ammo from any adjustment.  It also should be noted that the background is unevenly lit so pushing it to pure white will blow out some portions.

dbooksta wrote:

If I use a lasso select then when I fill the background white it leaves striking edges in the shadows of the objects.

If I try to color-correct or play with exposure it also affects the highlights of the bullets that have the same tones as the background.

Any tips greatly appreciated!

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