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swimmer35

6 Jun 2011, 1:38 pm

PSD / background removal

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

Trevreav

6 Jun 2011, 2:02 pm

Julie, no easy way around it I’m afraid, if all of the pics are like this then I would suggest a clipping path to get the nice, sharp edges and lift the item to a new file.

Time consuming, but probably the best results. I try to veer away from quickmasks (unless I’m extremely rushed or there is enough contrast in adjoining areas) as they can give ‘dithered’ edges - not really what you want on a crisp item like jewellery.

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

All the best

TrevReav

Ho’way the lads

waltd

6 Jun 2011, 2:07 pm

One thing you might try first is the Replace Color option in Photoshop. When you open that, you get a window where you can use an eyedropper tool to sample the individual color (or shift-click to sample more than one) that you want to replace, and then a color well where you choose the replacement color (white). Apply the filter, and look at the results. There are lots of tools in the filter interface for fiddling with the sensitivity of the replacement.

Walter

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Julie, no easy way around it I’m afraid, if all of the pics are like this then I would suggest a clipping path to get the nice, sharp edges and lift the item to a new file.

Time consuming, but probably the best results. I try to veer away from quickmasks (unless I’m extremely rushed or there is enough contrast in adjoining areas) as they can give ‘dithered’ edges - not really what you want on a crisp item like jewellery.

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com

swimmer35

6 Jun 2011, 2:27 pm

Thank you to both.

Trevor, what i had been doing is after deleting I then click on quick selection - and refine edges so I get a smooth edge.

Walther - I will play around with the replacement color.

J On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Walter Davis wrote:

One thing you might try first is the Replace Color option in Photoshop. When you open that, you get a window where you can use an eyedropper tool to sample the individual color (or shift-click to sample more than one) that you want to replace, and then a color well where you choose the replacement color (white). Apply the filter, and look at the results. There are lots of tools in the filter interface for fiddling with the sensitivity of the replacement.

Walter

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Julie, no easy way around it I’m afraid, if all of the pics are like this then I would suggest a clipping path to get the nice, sharp edges and lift the item to a new file.

Time consuming, but probably the best results. I try to veer away from quickmasks (unless I’m extremely rushed or there is enough contrast in adjoining areas) as they can give ‘dithered’ edges - not really what you want on a crisp item like jewellery.

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

Trevreav

6 Jun 2011, 2:43 pm

Walter, with this option I think there may be some problems with the soft drop shadow - if it’s wanted then it could very well get a rough edge, if it’s not then where it merges into the dark areas of the item, you’ll get the funny edge again.

Julie, if this works for you, then fine, all I know is that I’m faster with a clipping path than I am going back into the file and refining the edges. Either way, it’s never going to be the fastest task in the world to complete. How many do you have to do?

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 15:27, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Thank you to both.

Trevor, what i had been doing is after deleting I then click on quick selection - and refine edges so I get a smooth edge.

Walther - I will play around with the replacement color.

J On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Walter Davis wrote:

One thing you might try first is the Replace Color option in Photoshop. When you open that, you get a window where you can use an eyedropper tool to sample the individual color (or shift-click to sample more than one) that you want to replace, and then a color well where you choose the replacement color (white). Apply the filter, and look at the results. There are lots of tools in the filter interface for fiddling with the sensitivity of the replacement.

Walter

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Julie, no easy way around it I’m afraid, if all of the pics are like this then I would suggest a clipping path to get the nice, sharp edges and lift the item to a new file.

Time consuming, but probably the best results. I try to veer away from quickmasks (unless I’m extremely rushed or there is enough contrast in adjoining areas) as they can give ‘dithered’ edges - not really what you want on a crisp item like jewellery.

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

All the best

TrevReav

Ho’way the lads

swimmer35

6 Jun 2011, 3:00 pm

Trev,

can you give me the pointers on a clipping path I would like to learn that a bit if you want you can off line me: swimmer35 at mac . com

I have 30 +

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:43 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Walter, with this option I think there may be some problems with the soft drop shadow - if it’s wanted then it could very well get a rough edge, if it’s not then where it merges into the dark areas of the item, you’ll get the funny edge again.

Julie, if this works for you, then fine, all I know is that I’m faster with a clipping path than I am going back into the file and refining the edges. Either way, it’s never going to be the fastest task in the world to complete. How many do you have to do?

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 15:27, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Thank you to both.

Trevor, what i had been doing is after deleting I then click on quick selection - and refine edges so I get a smooth edge.

Walther - I will play around with the replacement color.

J On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Walter Davis wrote:

One thing you might try first is the Replace Color option in Photoshop. When you open that, you get a window where you can use an eyedropper tool to sample the individual color (or shift-click to sample more than one) that you want to replace, and then a color well where you choose the replacement color (white). Apply the filter, and look at the results. There are lots of tools in the filter interface for fiddling with the sensitivity of the replacement.

Walter

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Julie, no easy way around it I’m afraid, if all of the pics are like this then I would suggest a clipping path to get the nice, sharp edges and lift the item to a new file.

Time consuming, but probably the best results. I try to veer away from quickmasks (unless I’m extremely rushed or there is enough contrast in adjoining areas) as they can give ‘dithered’ edges - not really what you want on a crisp item like jewellery.

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

swimmer35

6 Jun 2011, 4:18 pm

Walter, that worked nicely, but I need to work on the edges. Thank you. something I will continue to play with.

j On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:59 AM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Trev,

can you give me the pointers on a clipping path I would like to learn that a bit if you want you can off line me: swimmer35 at mac . com

I have 30 +

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:43 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Walter, with this option I think there may be some problems with the soft drop shadow - if it’s wanted then it could very well get a rough edge, if it’s not then where it merges into the dark areas of the item, you’ll get the funny edge again.

Julie, if this works for you, then fine, all I know is that I’m faster with a clipping path than I am going back into the file and refining the edges. Either way, it’s never going to be the fastest task in the world to complete. How many do you have to do?

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 15:27, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Thank you to both.

Trevor, what i had been doing is after deleting I then click on quick selection - and refine edges so I get a smooth edge.

Walther - I will play around with the replacement color.

J On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Walter Davis wrote:

One thing you might try first is the Replace Color option in Photoshop. When you open that, you get a window where you can use an eyedropper tool to sample the individual color (or shift-click to sample more than one) that you want to replace, and then a color well where you choose the replacement color (white). Apply the filter, and look at the results. There are lots of tools in the filter interface for fiddling with the sensitivity of the replacement.

Walter

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Julie, no easy way around it I’m afraid, if all of the pics are like this then I would suggest a clipping path to get the nice, sharp edges and lift the item to a new file.

Time consuming, but probably the best results. I try to veer away from quickmasks (unless I’m extremely rushed or there is enough contrast in adjoining areas) as they can give ‘dithered’ edges - not really what you want on a crisp item like jewellery.

Trev

On 6 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Good morning

I have a client that wants me to make the background of photos of his jewelry white instead of the tan / yellow they are now.

Some one told me: Photo Shop have a white balance option & she sets it to automatic & the programs correct the white balance.

I am not getting this. I tried directions on line I found and it seems not to do much, but if it does- it also changes the jewelry look / color.

can anyone explain this to me how to do? or is there another program to use?

I have been doing the quick mask and covering the piece with the red, then deleting the background.

is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you so much for your help. an example of one of the photos is:

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/DSCF3037.JPG

Julie

Helveticus

6 Jun 2011, 6:25 pm

Julie, here’s a tutorial to make clipping paths in Photoshop

Marcel

Marcel


FW Pro 5.6.4 | MacBook Pro 15” | OS X 10.8.1 | Spur

swimmer35

6 Jun 2011, 6:29 pm

??

Thank you in advance

On Jun 6, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Helveticus wrote:

Julie, here’s a tutorial to make clipping paths in Photoshop

Marcel

swimmer35

6 Jun 2011, 8:23 pm

Marcel,

there was no link

J On Jun 6, 2011, at 2:29 PM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

??

Thank you in advance

On Jun 6, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Helveticus wrote:

Julie, here’s a tutorial to make clipping paths in Photoshop

Marcel

Helveticus

6 Jun 2011, 10:26 pm

Sorry about that - here’s the link - http://www.graphic-design-employment.com/photoshop-clipping-paths.html

Marcel


FW Pro 5.6.4 | MacBook Pro 15” | OS X 10.8.1 | Spur

Jannatul Ferdous

30 Aug 2013, 10:39 am

Hello Julie, I am not an expert photoshop user but have started learning using different tutorial links. I got a website which give pretty detail information on clipping path. You can try yourself also by Googling it :) . Here is the tutorial - http://www.clippingpathindia.com/clipping-path.html

Siegmar

30 Aug 2013, 12:28 pm

Give HueShifter a try. You will find it on www.bergdesign.com. It does an amazing and much better job than Photoshop when it comes to selective color correction. Siegmar

The Big Erns

30 Aug 2013, 2:22 pm

WB in Photoshop is super easy, but you must first understand that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WHITE IN THE NATURAL WORLD. So if the un-natural electronic white of the screen is what you want to balance your image to, then expect grief.

It sounds as if the original post the client wanted the image clipped-out, or “floated” on an all-white bg. This is also tricky as the image edges against the blue-white of electronic white can display chromatic aberration, and often the clipped image must be adjusted towards the blue end. I would favor non-destructive masking solutions (clipping paths, adjustment layers) or re-shooting the jewelry with better color-control of the lighting and background.

However, if you are just correcting for color-cast from indoor or poor light quality, my favorite method in PSD involves using the Levels Adjustment Layer. In the Layers pane, choose the WP dropper and double-click it to set the WP color to a Neutral White - C:5 M:3 Y:3 K:0 - and then click the dropper onto a portion of the image that should be neutral white. This will skew the entire image color, usually only leaving small contrast adjustments, if any.

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