I am trying to knock out the background of a cream colour product.
I have tried hair removal without much success and various masks, burns and doges without much success.
I never have a problem with darker colour products, its only ever white products and creams that I can't seem to get right and wanting the shadow effect of the photo to remain.
I hope someone here can point me in the right direction and I am slowly going grey with the stress of it
Use the dodge highlights to get rid of the background, leaving the drop shadow.
If dropping this in InDesign or Illustrator. Make 2 images
Or do this in Photoshop using the same principle but layers. This is quick, but you could go in with a small hard brush around the fibers to clean up the mask, then use the blur tool to smooth/soften mask where needed.