Friday, October 25, 2013

Separating an Image with Background Removal





Sometimes an image does not have a well-defined look and the process of background removal is just the technique required to make this smooth transition for its perfection.
You must have seen a photograph where your friend is standing on the foreground of a famous landmark in one city and another in the same pose? And yet not left the point of origin. How is this possible in a jiffy?
Today photo editing is a part and parcel of almost every business or even personal pictures. Amongst the most often used services is separating an image with background removal. It is a common job that even beginners learn very easily. In fact it gives confidence to the new comer who is just getting used to photo editing. And for the person who is getting it done it is a creative process that can give a fresh dimension to the visual. There are plenty of ways the process can be done. The result is always an image that one can utilize for many purposes. There is no one single way because each image comes with its own inherent flaws. Here we review a few styles of background removal, which can be applied for various projects. It involves extraction, isolation and minor tracing of clipping path to maneuver the alterations. Further amendments will mean adjustment of color tones, masking and controlling opacity and addition of special effects if any. A new background can be solid, or taken from another picture.

As a graphic designer or an editor, the style chosen is dependent on the complexity of the elements in the frame. Photographers shoot pictures using their own sensibilities and creative process. Yet they may need to alter the canvas, because the client needs to pitch in something else more important. If the editor were consulted at all, he would recommend shooting the subject in the plainest backdrop with really high-defined edges. This makes it editing easier. If the backdrop is noisy or complicated the style of extraction is lengthy. For example to change a background where a group photo has been taken in a party environment is a challenge. As there is other activity going on behind, removing it is an uphill task. Another difficult thing would be to remove a person from the group. What’s more, the energy of the group photo is hard to match with any other alternate canvas. Such problems also occur in holiday pictures taken on the beach or landmarks or tourist places.
The editor needs to find the easiest way (not because he is lazy) but the need to keep the image clean is important. Secondly the best approach will also feature the blending of the new background without letting the viewer know that it has been retouched. In case of complex pictures extraction filters are used. With the use of magic wand similar colored areas are selected. It is used, as it is the fastest way to switch to another canvas. But it has one negative point-a Bitmap picture or 32-bit image will not be suitable for this process. The quick selection tool gives a refined edge and is a better way to work on the background removal process.

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