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 remove dark image from dark background?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-05-2014, 02:55 PM
derpaloof derpaloof is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 3
How to remove dark image from dark background?

Hi, I need to remove a person from a dark background, however my issue is the hair is quite dark and so is his clothing. Any help would be much appreciated!

This is the image I'm trying to edit.
http://i.imgur.com/wUQeBkP.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 12-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Shoku Shoku is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 302
Re: How to remove dark image from dark background?

Check the channels for more contrast along the edge. IF that doesn't give you enough, edit a copy of the image to produce a better edge and create a mask from that. You still may need to draw the edge is some places.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 12-05-2014, 04:04 PM
Flashtones Flashtones is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 956
Re: How to remove dark image from dark background?

Manually. Pen tool for clothes and face. Paintbrush for the hair.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 12-05-2014, 04:38 PM
Wolfman Wolfman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 389
Re: How to remove dark image from dark background?

I made 2 duplicate layers and opened up the shadows on the top layer with shadows & highlights giving me a better separation of the person from the background. Then I painted in a mask and used that mask on the duplicate layer below that didn't have the shadows opened up and deleted the background.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Screen-Shot-2014-12-05-at-2.31.22-PM.jpg (96.2 KB, 48 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 12-05-2014, 11:41 PM
klev klev is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,109
Re: How to remove dark image from dark background?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoku View Post
Check the channels for more contrast along the edge. IF that doesn't give you enough, edit a copy of the image to produce a better edge and create a mask from that. You still may need to draw the edge is some places.
I never had good luck with that strategy in photoshop, but there's a lot of current research in that area. It pops up a lot in computer vision, so cleaning up noise and quantization errors is a big deal.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 12-06-2014, 07:50 AM
derpaloof derpaloof is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 3
Re: How to remove dark image from dark background?

Thanks for the help guys. it worked.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 12-07-2014, 08:27 PM
philbach's Avatar
philbach philbach is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
Posts: 1,332
Re: How to remove dark image from dark background?

An easy way to separate the background from his head is to copy the layer using screen blending mode about 4 times. The result is this which can be used to make a mask.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg screen1.jpg (184.0 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
Seeking advice on retouching headshot (with image) vardman Photo Retouching 6 05-22-2014 12:51 PM
Printed image much darker than on screen RCraig Photoshop Help 17 06-05-2013 01:44 PM
Photoshop Masking and Photo background removal nipond007 Classifieds 0 03-24-2013 02:17 PM
Fixing Dark Image livelife Photo Restoration 4 05-19-2011 02:04 PM
replacing and creating a new background risenshine Photo Retouching 10 03-31-2011 06:27 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:30 AM.


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