1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 3, 2013 9:51 AM by MikeGondek

    creating a white background with a light colour product

    dandeyong

      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

       

      please help

      thanks

      Dan

       

      snuggle new cream 140x180cm 2.jpg

        • 1. Re: creating a white background with a light colour product
          MikeGondek Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Use the dodge highlights to get rid of the background, leaving the drop shadow.

           

          If dropping this in InDesign or Illustrator. Make 2 images

          1. top image - knock out drop shaow with a  layer mask - does not have to be super perfect but nice,
          2. bottom image - has the shadow -  set to mulitply

           

          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.

           

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