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Digital Backgrounds and Setup for such???

 
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Dec 09, 2013 01:28 |  #1

Hello All,
Does anyone use digital backgrounds and if so what would be a good/descent setup for such? I'm not talking about lighting techniques (key, highlight) but rather what is conducive for extracting your subject.

I mean, do you just use a white background and then extract your subject?

1) If so, will Photoshop Elements suffice for such?

2) How do you work with strands of hair?

I can perform extractions with the Magic Wand or Magic Extractor but it's always highly difficult to get the individual strands.

Thanks,
Ralph


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Dec 10, 2013 10:04 |  #2

I asked a similar question not too long ago, here's my thread on it:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1329390

- I don't have Elements so I don't know if it's up to the task.
- A white or gray background should be sufficient. Chromakey (greenscreen or blue screen) have a risk of throwing a color cast onto the subject.
- Hair is tough. But, realize that you don't have to perfectly keep every little hair. If you lose a few strays here and there due to imperfect masking... so what? Nobody will ever know except you.
- For believable composites, scrutinize your background first, then light your subject in a way that matches the background.


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