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Old 11-25-2008, 06:20 AM
Alex Ross Alex Ross is offline
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Removing background from images

I am finding this too hard, I googled and found some companies that do this sort of thing, has anyone tried them? Is clipping path the same as deepetching. seems to be one good one, I also saw and Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing. My catalog has over 300 images of jewelery and jackets with fur fitted on manequins due in two weeks, all shot on a blue studio background. Do I require alpha channel masking? Can anyone help please?
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:45 AM
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Re: Removing background from images

I haven't had any experience of the companies you mentioned. I am however a commercial photographer, part of which requires me to cut out images from backgrounds. I would be more than happy to do this job for you, if you would like some samples i can do a few first if you like - or i could send you some of my own. What's your budget?

Mike Laing
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:41 AM
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Re: Removing background from images

Good afternoon Alex,

I have been Retouching images for over 20 years and would love to assist you with your images. Please send me a sample image now and a representation of how you want the finished image to look and I guarantee to get you your image and quotation within 24 hours of confirmation.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Miller

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:31 PM
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Re: Removing background from images

Alex, there are several ways to remove the background. If they are all shot on a blue studio background, then there is a good chance that you may be able to select the blue background and isolate it from the rest of the photo. The key lies in being able to make a selection around either the object you want to keep, or the object you want to remove. One quick way is to use the quick selection tool, or the magic wand tool. A more complicated method is to use the channel mask to make a selection, or to learn to make selections using the pen tool. Once you make the selection, you can either remove the back ground from the working layer, or copy the selection to a new layer, and turn off the under-lying layers. Save your work as a PSD, or to a format that supports transparency, (Such as PNG,) to save your work without the back ground.

A clipping path is a photoshop term describing a mask that is used to define the area of a layer that should show and the are that should be transparent. From looking at the site your referenced, it appears that Deepetching is a term created by that artist to market his work.
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