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04-11-2011, 07:42 AM   #1
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Has anyone used digital backgrounds? Is it worth the money to buy digital backgrounds?

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QuoteOriginally posted by emetcalf Quote
Has anyone used digital backgrounds? Is it worth the money to buy digital backgrounds?
not sure what a digital background is.
If you have photoshop or a simular program you can buy a green background (and then digitally put in any scene you like I think the green screen is a term called chroma key

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With a good masking program (I use Topaz ReMask) you don't even need to use a green screen. Then, you can use an existing photo as a new background, or make your own background. You can make a background that mimics the look of a muslin/canvas background very easily. Here is a link to a tutorial to accomplish this: Studio Photography and Digital Backgrounds PictureCorrect. I usually isolate my subject with ReMask, then create the background on a separate layer, using colors that complement the subject, usually colors taken from the subject.

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With a good masking program (I use Topaz ReMask) you don't even need to use a green screen. Then, you can use an existing photo as a new background, or make your own background. You can make a background that mimics the look of a muslin/canvas background very easily. Here is a link to a tutorial to accomplish this: Studio Photography and Digital Backgrounds PictureCorrect. I usually isolate my subject with ReMask, then create the background on a separate layer, using colors that complement the subject, usually colors taken from the subject.

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I have the remask but didn't have a good go with it. yours looks great! is it a steep learning curve?

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Thanks for the help, I am practicing haven't been able to accomplish it yet.
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I have the remask but didn't have a good go with it. yours looks great! is it a steep learning curve?

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I don't think it's difficult to learn, though it helps if you understand how layer masks work. The folks at Topaz do have some very helpful video tutorials.
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I haven't mastered it, but I am making progress. Thanks for all the helpful information.
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