Jump to content

Adjsut background


Ginger Wick
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi Damien-

I took a bunch of photos in front of this black backdrop this weekend.  In some cases the backdrop is not big enough, and in others I just want to clean it up a bit and remove the lights/tape.  I had planned to use the same technique that I did with my basketball girl, but I'm finding that dropping it to solid black doesn't work possibly because of the floor?  It just looks fake.  On this one, I lightened the solid black layer, so it's not true black, but it's still wrong.  Do you have any suggestions on how I should go about fixing the backdrop so it looks realistic?  Bonus points if it's quick and easy, because I have a bunch to wade through!

20171028_26091.jpg

20171028_26091-screen.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think it looks like I just dropped out the background, and replaced it with black.  (Which is what I did.)  Kind of like they are stuck in there.  It doesn't look like a real backdrop.  I've attached the jpg of it.

20171028_26091-1.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I gave the link a very quick read through - thanks.  Before I get too deep into fixing the images I took in front of the backdrop, I had an idea and wonder if it would work to more easily fix multiple photos...  Could I take a new image of the backdrop (without people) and make my gradient adjustments to it, and then use THAT cleaned up image as a background replacement image for all of the other images I took with people?  Or, does the gradient work need to be performed on each image individually because the light/angle would shift slightly between each snap?  These images don't need to be perfect, so I'm hoping my background replacement idea will be "good enough".

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...