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Old 03-29-2006, 04:02 PM
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Faux-Studio background help

Hi,

I'm looking for a tutorial or advice on making a Faux-Studio background, mine always look so fake. I'm trying to remove my grandmother from her background and put her against a backdrop that dosen't look "cookie cutterish".

I'm thinking tan but I'm not sure. Any ideas on color or tips for making a decent background?

Thanks so much,

Sandra
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:16 PM
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If you use PhotoShop, you can fill a blank layer and do Render Clouds. The colors depend on what you have selected for foreground and background in you color well. Do a gausian blurr on the resulting clouds
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:33 PM
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Here's an easy tip for creating a studio backdrop. If you don't understand it right away, read further down the thread. Good luck.

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:21 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

Very Best,

Sandra
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:01 PM
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grab your camera and take pictures of brick, cement, slate, sky, plants...everything!

Go to you local decorating store and grab some wallpaper books/samples....scan them.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:05 PM
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Sandra, there is ample contrast to make a good mask of your grandmother. As for the background you can make some really neat ones just by taking normal images to which you apply a heavy gaussian blur and then a motion blur, an example of one I have attached. The original scene was a derert landscape.
Regards, Murray
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Mrmonday

Thanks Mrmonday. I like that idea. Seems to work very well.
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