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AaronBBrown
02-01-2006, 10:32 AM
Take an image like this:

http://www.soggydiving.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_IMG_1571.jpg

I would like to make a nice product photo out of it with a completely white background, so no shadows show up, etc. Any tutorials out there? The shot can be retaken easily, if needs be, with a different background or whatever.

ktixx
02-01-2006, 10:59 AM
Take a rubbermaide container (translucent) and tape pure white copy paper all around the inside of bhe box. Make it as smooth and seamless as possible. Then get about 4 or 5 lights (make sure they are the same type and wattage of light) and put them around the outside of the box. Make sure you have even lighting from the top and sides. Finally, expose for the product and viola you will have a perfectly white background.
If you don't want to go through all the trouble/cost you can just take that photograph into an editing software, remove the background and replace it with white. This will actually take more time then setting up a (home-made) white box, but it will costs less.
Ken

AaronBBrown
02-01-2006, 11:21 AM
If you don't want to go through all the trouble/cost you can just take that photograph into an editing software, remove the background and replace it with white.

What is the best way to accomplish that?

ktixx
02-01-2006, 11:42 AM
The best way to do this is with photoshop, but you can also do it with MS paint. It will probably take you quite some time to do it (really well) with either program and you are really better off just making the white box...
Ken

AaronBBrown
02-01-2006, 12:19 PM
The best way to do this is with photoshop,

Right, but *how*? What is the best technique to do erasing?

kgosden
02-01-2006, 03:00 PM
Like many things in Photoshop there is no single best technique. Your sample is pretty clean with good, hard edges so the magnetic lasso would likely work well. But the 'best' technique for masking tends to vary with the subject and background.

DMSP33
02-01-2006, 03:59 PM
hey i had a lil go at didnt have much time and it very bright at top, but u can go alot of it if you use the curve(crtl +m) to take it out wih a bit more time you could get it good, heres what i did hope you dont mind was done in about 2mins.


hope it helps

ktixx
02-02-2006, 10:23 AM
Right, but *how*? What is the best technique to do erasing?
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/masking/masking.htm
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/cutout/cutout.htm

I still think it would be easier, and look more natural if you created your own white box...
Ken

AaronBBrown
02-02-2006, 10:26 AM
Thank you!!! This is exactly what I was looking for.


http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/masking/masking.htm
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/cutout/cutout.htm