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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. deepetch.com seems to be one good one, I also saw lazymask.com and digital-media-tech.com. 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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    You can also check a free trial of Vertus Fluid Mask plugin.
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    If the background is all the one colour then you should be able to remove it using the wand tool in any graphics program.
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    I usually use the pen tool, zoomed in almost max. Trace the object, Copy and paste onto new layer

    Pen tool IS king for this type of thing, nothing is better at removing a background than a pro with the pen tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    If the background is all the one colour then you should be able to remove it using the wand tool in any graphics program.
    True but in some cases even if the background is only one color the image itself blends with the background so unless the foreground and background greatly contrasts itself, it's still better to use the Pen tool. Though I admit it takes a lot of work and patience to do it.

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    sure I can help you. it's a easy job.

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    The best and fastest tool in Photoshop for this is the extract tool together with history brush afterwards. You can find tutorials all over the web. Search youtube for example.

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    I think the best tool is for this is Polygonal lessco tool with background erase tool for removing the background...
    But if the picture is very edgee like hairs etc etc then it will take a lots of time to clean it...

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    If it's not hair or such and I do want really neat final result I paste image in Corel, trace it there, place back in Photoshop and delete everything outside the curve(s). Basically same as pen tool that is already mentioned but much easier and faster (for me at least).


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