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Creative challenge 007: Knocking out a background

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Old 10-30-2005, 10:32 PM
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Creative challenge 007: Knocking out a background

We haven't done one of these in awhile...

Challenge: Replace the green background with something interesting...

Your choice of program / plugin / and/or tricks.

Please describe your method so rookies can follow along.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:18 PM
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Duplicated image. Made a copy of green channel in RGB. Used levels on the a channel in LAB. Copied and pasted into Green copy channel. Not too happy with chosen background or green remnants left in hair..but it's a start.

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Old 10-30-2005, 11:24 PM
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Probably the easiest with this type of background is Replace Color.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:53 AM
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Made a mask from channel mixer - monochromatic, dodging and burning and used the desaturation brush to remove some of the greenish tinge on the hair ends
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:26 AM
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Made a mask from red channel.

Main problems I had here, was the disparity in resolution between girl and new background, and difference in lighting between indoor and outdoor (not overly pleased with result, but don't have time to play too much at present).
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:07 AM
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Thought I'd have another go at this as the first one was not too clear. Anyone care to reveal their method for removing the green colour cast off the ends of the hair? I used a mixture of colour and low opacity eraser.
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:53 AM
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hmm, wouldn't say, that THIS background is interesting, but it suits here, i think.
i didn't do much, changing (dear me, i have NO idea how to say that in english..->) saturation of green (?), adding blur on the edges and casting inner shadow were main actions here. oh, and after doing this to that poor woman and merging her with (or to ) background i played a little with curves.

second attachment is for blue-lovers
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:56 AM
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Made a mask from red channel.

Main problems I had here, was the disparity in resolution between girl and new background, and difference in lighting between indoor and outdoor (not overly pleased with result, but don't have time to play too much at present).

Love the way you captured the wisps of hair, tell us how did you remove or avoid the green colour cast
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:36 AM
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oops, what will get you are the things you don't see coming

bert (who couldn't get rid of the greens either)
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:22 AM
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Used the red channel for masking and after merging the layers pulled the hair strands out with the smudge tool to hide the green fringe.

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