Sunday, May 26, 2013

Change Background of Same Size Picture

There are many reasons why people wish to change background of their pictures. The main idea is to create a novel element that has not been captured by the camera and a unique element introduced.

When you change background, the secret lies in not letting anyone know that it has been done. The first line of action is to approach the expert who knows how to do it. Ideally it is recommended that pictures of the same size and similar landscape can be used for the image uplift. When this technique has to be used remember a few things:

1.      A new solid background is replaces the old dark one.
2.      Too much drama behind will make it look like ‘it has been edited’. And that is not desirable.
3.      If the picture has a plain background-for example the blue sky and it needs to be replaced use a night sky.
4.      Pictures of similar shades work well during the change background process.
5.      Remember not to mix warm and cool colors. It is a total mismatch.
6.      When the process is done look for uneven colors. It is important to make the entire look ‘even’ after the main editing is done.

During the process of background being replaced, the editor will adjust the levels of brightness and the contrast of both the pictures. If there is any unevenness then a touch up job will have to be done. The editor needs to be careful and also check for the details of color corrections to be done. When the new background is added, it is done over a new layer. This new layer can mask the previous background if it is a shade lighter. Always chose a color scheme that will be darker than the background to be replaced. When this method is used the original elements of the picture are not destroyed. Whenever the client wants he can revert back to the previous picture. There is a strong reason why everyone needs the picture to look natural even with the new background. The only way this can be done is with the adjustment of colors. When a solid color is sued, one can also add some effect. For example a shadow, this falls behind. But these are all secondary and experimental techniques. A client may only wish to have new solid background and nothing more. The beauty then lies in the simplicity of the work. And every editor knows today that a refined image is that which is not over edited.

When the editor will make the addition of the new background, he will also use the brush to check if there are any patches. He can remove them with the eraser tool. There will be different sizes of brushes that will be required to remove the details not needed in the new picture. Sometimes, it is not only the flipping of the backdrop that is required. Maybe now the new photo needs to be cropped. This is another additional service that needs to be done to make the picture stand out. It depends on the need. The picture may be put on a website or used for some other portfolio by the client.


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