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Old 02-11-2011, 04:55 AM
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Black Backdrop and subject "floating" in space.

Hi.
I would ask those of You, who has quite good imagination and ps capabilities .
I need to retouch a photo of sitting person, photographed on black backdrop, but all i can get is that person floating in infinity (when i retouch backdrop to blackness). So, thinking of real 3d place, how would You create, using gradients, noise, blur etc, a "place" that looks realistic so someone masked from black could be placed in it, and still remaining black backdrop effect?
Any ideas or samples?

Thanks in advice.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:18 AM
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Re: Black Backdrop and subject "foating" in space.

an example would be nice

the best way to anchor something like that in a scene is a hint of shadows/reflections

HTH

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Old 02-14-2011, 09:41 AM
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Re: Black Backdrop and subject "foating" in space.

When someone is photograhed on black, the background is black (because the amount of light reflected is so low that it does not register on the sensor) but the black below the subject is grey in color. Remember that light diminishes according to the inverse square of the distance, so an object that is twice as far away gets 1/4 as much light.

So, to make it look realistic you need to apply a gradient going from dark grey (foreground) to black (background).
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