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Old 08-30-2015, 01:09 PM
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How to cut out transparent dress

Hi

I have a photo of a model in a dress which is semi transparent. She is shot against a white background. What is the best way to isolate the dress?

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Old 08-30-2015, 03:12 PM
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Re: How to cut out transparent dress

Topaz Remask.
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:27 PM
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Re: How to cut out transparent dress

It depend what you doing with it after.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:08 PM
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Re: How to cut out transparent dress

Cut out the main outline of the dress. Leave the sheer parts, but remove background artifacts, such as that line between the floor and wall. Also remove stuff like paper wrinkles. Do the rest of it on the compositing end. There's isn't any other sensible way with something like this. You make color adjustments and retouch to match the lighting of the new background. If you just want it against a knocked out white, you adjust based on that.

You can probably fill portions of the dress that are almost opaque without looking weird. It would also be possible to create more rim for that shoe and push the toes up. Right now it's really obvious that the shoes don't fit, and that always looks terrible with any type of open toe shoes (not as noticeable with closed toe on either gender).
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:13 AM
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Re: How to cut out transparent dress

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It depend what you doing with it after.
I will composite it into another background photo (with similar lightning). I can pick background photo freely. What should I look for in the background photo to make the composite as realistic as possible?
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:04 PM
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I'm serious. Use Topaz Remask. It's a plugin that lets you mask easily. See the tutorial (on the Topaz site) about masking a brides veil to see how easy it is. Even if you 'don't use plugins' you'll like the ease of this one.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:23 PM
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I will composite it into another background photo (with similar lightning). I can pick background photo freely. What should I look for in the background photo to make the composite as realistic as possible?
If background is black, process will be deferent from white background

I will create hue mask, and use pen for solid parts.

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...93&oe=5677E1C1

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Old 09-02-2015, 06:05 AM
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Re: How to cut out transparent dress

Something along these lines?Dress.jpg
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:32 PM
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Something along these lines?Attachment 95300
Exactly, how did you do it?
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:35 PM
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I'm serious. Use Topaz Remask. It's a plugin that lets you mask easily. See the tutorial (on the Topaz site) about masking a brides veil to see how easy it is. Even if you 'don't use plugins' you'll like the ease of this one.
I remeber trying it years ago but I will try it out again, thanks!
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