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10/31/2008 12:58:08 PM · #1
Hey Folks!

Long time...

I was wondering what method serves folks best in removing a background from a portrait. Please share how you do it, steps, if you can and feel free to give the below image a whirl. It's the one I want to use one of your techniques on.

thanks in advance folks & really looking forward to see what you all got!

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10/31/2008 01:08:44 PM · #2
I think it might be easier to deal with if you have a nice background with which to replace the current one. Locate the new background and I bet it would not be too difficult to cut a path with pen tool and feather in the new one... with a few layers of this and that ;-)
10/31/2008 01:22:33 PM · #3
hey beautiful shot! i'd like to give a try if you don't mind. send the original to mephi_1910@web.de i'll see what i can do and post the steps here afterwards :)
10/31/2008 01:35:59 PM · #4
Originally posted by Mephisto:

hey beautiful shot! i'd like to give a try if you don't mind. send the original to mephi_1910@web.de i'll see what i can do and post the steps here afterwards :)


Thanks! Just sent it your way!
10/31/2008 03:05:38 PM · #5
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i had quite a hard time seperating her eyelashes and that flowers from the background. looks good in this small version, but is more obvious in full size.
anyways what i did to cut out around her beautiful face was a mix of that extract filter and a manual mask made with the magnatic lasso tool both on separate layers and masks. then i added a blank layer underneath with a gradient fill and another on top with a clouds filter and some added grain, then reduced the opacity of that layer to 10%. finally some color and contrast tweaks for nicer skin tones.

if you want i can send you the psd with all the layers so you can have a look at it.
it's not perfect but hope i could help you a bit :)
10/31/2008 03:59:44 PM · #6
Originally posted by Mephisto:

735235.jpg

i had quite a hard time seperating her eyelashes and that flowers from the background. looks good in this small version, but is more obvious in full size.
anyways what i did to cut out around her beautiful face was a mix of that extract filter and a manual mask made with the magnatic lasso tool both on separate layers and masks. then i added a blank layer underneath with a gradient fill and another on top with a clouds filter and some added grain, then reduced the opacity of that layer to 10%. finally some color and contrast tweaks for nicer skin tones.

if you want i can send you the psd with all the layers so you can have a look at it.
it's not perfect but hope i could help you a bit :)


WOW! That looks great! I've never looked better! Thanks so much, I love it! Great job! And yes, I would love the psd file, just kick it back to me ont he email I sent you the original file in.

Great choice in colour for the BG too! Many thanks!
10/31/2008 04:18:11 PM · #7
oh i didn't know that was a self portrait...hehe still beautiful!
glad you like it, i'll try to send it back to you (the file is 78MB so i'm not sure if my email provider will handle that).

mmh i may only send emails at up to 50mb size each, so i uploaded it to some file sharing site.
link
hope it works, if it doesn't let my know and i'll figure out another way...

Message edited by author 2008-10-31 16:24:52.
10/31/2008 06:33:13 PM · #8
Originally posted by Mephisto:

oh i didn't know that was a self portrait...hehe still beautiful!
glad you like it, i'll try to send it back to you (the file is 78MB so i'm not sure if my email provider will handle that).

mmh i may only send emails at up to 50mb size each, so i uploaded it to some file sharing site.
link
hope it works, if it doesn't let my know and i'll figure out another way...


Sweet! Got it, Thanks much!
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