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Offline Jonas

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  • Quick Tutorial - Removing the Background on a Photo
    « on: November 27, 2014, 12:01:03 AM »
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  • In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to remove the background on a photo and some tips on how you should do it. We also show how to do it on a phone (it's actually easier to do on a PC) in a video made by regiehiguit using a MyPhone Agua Ocean Elite and the app Photo Editor for Android. There are similar apps for iOS and Windows Phone, like Pics Art and others, so if you don't use an Android and want to replicate the process, you can do it by using similar apps.

    The background can really make the difference on photo.  With a great landscape, a bokeh or his absence, there are many ways to play with it. In this tutorial, we will see the advantage of eliminating it.

    In this case, the background had distracting elements that didn't contribute in anything for the photo and, by removing it, you could in fact increase his drama and impact. When editing a photo, you can also choose to remove elements that you think they should not be there, like the purse in this case.

    There are some tips that you can follow to achieve a better portrait. You have best results when you already have some natural shadow on the photo, with one face more illuminated than the other. The final result will always have a bigger impact and will look better than an artificial shadow, even if you can artificially increase an existing one.

    Other effects like contrast, brightness and gama can help to completely remove any remaining parts of the background as well disguise any part of the editing that was less perfect.

    So, here's the video on how this editing was made:

    This technique can also be applied to other different subjects. Here's another example, this time with a flower:

    Have you used this technique already? Share your photos on our gallery!

    If you have other similar techniques, share with us here!

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  • Re: Quick Tutorial - Removing the Background on a Photo
    « Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 09:14:09 PM »
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  • Nice tutorial, making already a good photo to be more dramatic  :D

    Too bad I'm using Symbian  ;D

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    Re: Quick Tutorial - Removing the Background on a Photo
    « Reply #2 on: December 06, 2014, 12:41:45 PM »
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  • Nice video and nice tutorial! But I'm curious about one thing, what app did record the phone image? I've not seen any finger in the whole video!  ::)

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    Re: Quick Tutorial - Removing the Background on a Photo
    « Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 08:18:32 AM »
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  • Hi bro i used SCR Pro an android apps which record the whole screen...

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    Re: Quick Tutorial - Removing the Background on a Photo
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  • Thanks, i was looking for a tutorial on removing backgrounds!


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