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Moving forward, if you can light the subject and the backdrop separately, you will get better results. Bring the subject e.g. 6 feet forward. Set up some blinders behind and off to the sides of the subject and place the lights for the backdrop there. Place a second set of lights to light the subject. Adjust the lights so that the backdrop will be ...


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For this single photographs the answers provided will help solve the issue. But, I think the source of the problem is in the original lighting and the placement of the model. It is important to prevent light spill from the background to the subject. To that end, you may move the subject farther from the background and use strategically placed gobos between ...


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An alternative: Do all the steps Ryan mentioned about the layer mask or simply create a layer mask as you normally do; don't use a brush that has too little hardness or your edges will look blurry. I personally like using a 85-89% one depending on the size of the image. Stop at the step about the matting or stamp tool and read the suggestions below. (How to ...


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Alright well first off I wouldn't use the Magic Wand or Color Range. For something like this: Go into Channels (it's attached to the Layer Panel by default) Select the Blue Channel which will give you the most contrast. Now the pants and skin are about the darkest things, the shirt is by far the lightest thing, and the background is a midtone. Duplicate ...


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Unfortunately I don't have access to Photoshop at the moment, so I can't make screen-grabs to illustrate this technique. Hopefully words will suffice. For the green skin: Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and adjust the hue until you're happy with the results around the top of his head. Then create a layer mask and hide all. Carefully paint white ...


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(Assumes Photoshop) Measure your reference object. (Use physical measurements—inch, mm, etc.—not pixels. The ruler tool is hidden under the eyedropper. You can also use the line tool, which is actually a little better in that it reads out next to your mouse, not on some distant info palette.) Divide the real-world size of the reference object by the ...


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I generally edit it to look like an empty state plate if its a still image. For video work I just use a blur. Here's an example I happen to have open at the moment. If possible and its going in a regional publication I'll try to change it out for a plate from that state. So if I were using the above photo in an advertisement going out in a Texas ...


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Often it's easy to just remove a character or add one, thus making it an inaccurate plate that can't be found. I'll also shuffled the characters in addition to removing/adding one if I need the plate to still look like a plate. (no such thing as a 5 or 8 digit non-persoanlized plate) Blurring or blanking works, but can often be a magnet for the eye since ...


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I prefer to add some detail to the site by removing what is there and using Photoshop to: put the company logo in the license plate Tag line or company phrase website URL Just putting solid colors and blurring out the plate can be an eye sore on the design but adding subtle details related to the company adds extra value and shows you paid some ...



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