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How to change the background in a Photo

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Old 01-24-2010, 01:59 PM
mikeamy19 mikeamy19 is offline
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How to change the background in a Photo

Hey Everyone, I am an amateur photographer, I have the following programs PSE7, CS3, & PSE 6. I started taking portraits on a white background and there is always a shadow behind the subject, how can I get rid of this? I have tried the clone tool, to basically erase the shadow, but then it starts cutting into my image and it just doesnt look right! How can I cut out the image completely and put it on a white background without making the edges sloppy, like it looks like it was cut out of another photo. I appreciate any help! Also any tips for when im shooting on how not to get that shadow on the backdrop? I have been reading other post on here and im thinking I might have my subject to close to the backdrop, or too much lighting/or too close to the subject/backdrop! I appreciate any help! Thanks so much
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:06 PM
sid_v sid_v is offline
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Re: How to change the background in a Photo

take a look here

and here

Also, try and avoid the shadows while taking the portrait in the first place. If you take your own pictures, look at the basic lighting tutorials too.
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