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Behind The Scenes - Adding Background Objects via Software

Hi all, I do a lot of "quick setup" for my images and sometimes it's just too much of a hassle to prepare a background proper.

Here is how I add items into the picture. ( link : PICTURE #1748400 )

The first pic here is the final result, I added the potted plants and the picture at the background.

Before you go about thinking "Oh I can do this any time!" - no wait, you can't. You have to think ahead, I planned to add the items in the background so I made the background a solid white color. You can use color you want, or even add the patterns of the wall later too but the bottom line here is you have to plan ahead.

http://www.moeness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/guide_01.jpg

Next up is the cut-out area, I've highlighted the cut-out area in PINK. I photographed the image using narrow aperture to get as wide a depth of field as I can. Not only that, I've placed the subjects as close to the plane of focus as possible.

Cutting out the background is easy when there are no out-of focus subjects around.

http://www.moeness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/guide_02.jpg

I had the original picture as the base layer, and the one with cut-out as the top layer.

Stashed in between them are the images for the background, the picture on the wall is one of my old pics PICTURE #1607130 - As you can see I distorted the image to match the intended angle of the wall.

:) As for the plant, it's some image from Google of which I resized and applied gaussian blur on it. I did the same effect on the picture.

Lastly I added a little shaded line at the background to give an indication of where the wall meets.

http://www.moeness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/guide_03.jpg

Thank you for reading. :) Original picture (high res) is at this link PICTURE #1748400
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Nih (5 months ago) #20408396The wall-pictures vanishing point is bothering me more than it should.
And then there are other small nitpicking things.
But overall its a nifty way of doing the backdrop.
Cute result :)


Thank you, there are flaws to it that's for sure. For example the border around Ryuko with the trees.

It's a matter of skill vs time vs result. :D
5 months ago
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NihRGBlv9 ~Spiritless~
The wall-pictures vanishing point is bothering me more than it should.
And then there are other small nitpicking things.

But overall its a nifty way of doing the backdrop.
Cute result :)
5 months ago
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