RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

how to fix this background?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-11-2012, 01:55 AM
6d5321 6d5321 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA.
Posts: 11
how to fix this background?

a friend asked if i could place all these photos into one. Im having a hard time making the background ( which is a billards pool table / green felt ) to blend as if it were one image.
any suggestions?
thanks in advance
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2144-2eee.jpg (95.5 KB, 77 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 09-11-2012, 03:51 AM
grossmisconduct grossmisconduct is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 41
Re: how to fix this background?

HI! I had a go at it with curves.

1. Make a curves adj layer. For this particular photo luminocity blend worked better than normal mode

2. Tick the finger tool up in the left corner of the curves panel. Now you can click on the dark areas and drag slightly up, and click the light areas and drag slightly down. You will need a couple of anchor points for this to work (Which you make when you click on the picture after having ticket the finger tool). So be careful especially on your first couple of adjustments

3. Now I seemed to loose a little color even in luminocity mode, so I sampled the original color of the felt and made a solid color layer and set it to color mode.
Here I had to mask out the paperplates, which was easely done by using the quick selection tool. You need to have the original layer selected for this to work (I personly used a size of 29 for the quick selection tool, but this will probably work with anything from 20-40). You could go to refine edge and fine tune your selection/mask with some feather or smoothening but I really didnt find any use for it here

4. With the selection still active click the little mask symbol on the bottom of your layers panel.

5. I Also added a little noise to add back some texture to the felt.

If the texture really isnt important and you just want a smooth background you can go with the mask you made, put it on a duplicate of your background (ctrl+J) and put a solid color layer with your preffered color under the duplicate
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PoolTable small.jpg (85.2 KB, 54 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 09-11-2012, 04:20 AM
grossmisconduct grossmisconduct is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 41
Re: how to fix this background?

Hi! Sorry to spam down your thread, but I posted a picture without the noise. I also see that it gets a little flat, so an idea may be to add a drop shadow to the plates.
todo this:
1.Select the plates by Ctrl-clicking your mask.
2. and then click Ctrl-shift-I to invert the selection.
3.Now activate your bacground layer.
4. click Ctrl-j. Now you will have your plates cut out on a seperate layer. Put this on top.
5. Doubleclick on this new layer (Not the thumbnail but to the right of th name)
6. You willnow see the layer efex meny. Click drop shadow on bottom left, and adjust the distance, angle and size at your liking
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PoolTableNoiseShadowSmall.jpg (72.1 KB, 36 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 09-11-2012, 08:28 AM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: how to fix this background?

I guessed the plates were the subject.. so a simple levels is all I did
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2144-2eee-WF.jpg (198.1 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_2144-2eee-OB.jpg (192.4 KB, 36 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 09-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Wolfman Wolfman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 389
Re: how to fix this background?

Actually very simple..... select the background and brush in a sample of the tone in the background that you want carried out overall.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2144-2eee.jpg (29.2 KB, 30 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dodging White Background and Shadows murimurano Photo Retouching 5 06-03-2012 06:07 PM
Best background color for isolating hair petersweden Photo Compositing 7 09-16-2011 10:18 AM
Photo taken on light background > dark background misterlondon Photo Retouching 3 08-26-2011 12:12 PM
replacing and creating a new background risenshine Photo Retouching 10 03-31-2011 06:27 AM
How to create a credible fake background? LunaLuna Photo Retouching 12 03-09-2011 10:09 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved