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Baby Jack-White Background

By LiamBull      
Please tell me how bad my photoshop skills are for this, sorry such a boring upload i have just been soo busy Grin

Please Give Me Critique :L

Tags: Portraits and people Baby photography

Voters: Carabosse, jamestheboy, paskinmj and 3 more

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Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
26 Jun 2012 10:58PM
Not bad at all Liam, but you need to pay attention to the edges. Can you tell us how you did the removal of the background - we may be able to suggest other methods. Smile

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jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 11:21PM
It is not easy removing backgrounds without trying to make it look too obvious I agree with CB you do need to keep an eye on the edges there are tools in photoshot which can help you with this you can use refining edge or you can use the keyboard shortcuts which is Alt+Ctrl+R . I always think it's good when I see the Juniors experiment in trying to master the use of photoshop keep up the good work look forward to seeing lots more of your photos which you have played about with in photoshop.

james Smile
LiamBull 5 7 England
26 Jun 2012 11:22PM
i selected jack with the magic selection tool then inverted it and filled it in whiteGrin
jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 11:39PM
I wouldn't have used a magic wand tool Liam it okay in some pictures but in this one it has missed some areas out. The pen tool is good but plenty of practice needed with this tool.

james Smile
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 11:54PM
Great attempt, but white as a background is never good for this effect. Try using black. Aesthetically, it will look more pleasing, and it also acts as a bit of a cheat by covering up those rough edges.
Hope this critique is constructive?
Kind Regards, Matt
KarenFB Plus
11 5.0k 171 England
27 Jun 2012 5:45AM
It's a lovely photograph to try with, he has such an infectious smile (I can just hear his giggles!). Well worth having another go! Smile
LiamBull 5 7 England
27 Jun 2012 12:57PM
thanks people Smile, i will have another try now
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
28 Jun 2012 6:18PM
Liam, - when you use the magic wand to select, yo9u have option for its sensitivity (default is 32) which if you lower this, it will be less inclined to take out parts of the babys bright skin. next, after you make the selection, you need to go to select and modify and then apply a feathering amount, - this gives a softer, more natural look.

Looking at this, I think all you may need is to use some feathering, - try different amounts, - in pixels, and see the different results.

The shot itself needs to be a bit sharper, and would benefit with a little more contrast.

Heres a few links to information here on EPZ that can help you improve:

Last thing, - what was behind the baby that you wanted to remove? Try painting it over with black? Also, if you have the selection done and it looks good, double click on the layer to unlock it, and DELETE the background, leaving you with the baby, which you can place on any background of your choice.



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