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Old 19-04-2008, 00:28   #1 (permalink)
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Question Black & white backgrounds.

Ive always wondered how to do this but never done it, am wanting to take a pic of a dog say & set it on a white or black background, whats the quick & easy way to do this in PS?Thanx for any tips, Simpbow.
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Old 19-04-2008, 01:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Black & white backgrounds.

Would be better to do it in real life, like putting a black card behind. Harder with dogs of course, but with people & still life, I just use a piece of A1 card, black on one side, white on the other. Works a treat
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Old 19-04-2008, 04:35   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Black & white backgrounds.

Maybe this will help you... googled for it.. i've been looking to do this too! Good luck!!


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Would be better to do it in real life, like putting a black card behind. Harder with dogs of course, but with people & still life, I just use a piece of A1 card, black on one side, white on the other. Works a treat
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Old 19-04-2008, 10:26   #6 (permalink)
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Caption to pic: Things really weren't working out with the new assistant, Jack, who never seemed to be able to position the piece of card properly



Firstly, Jack owes me 20 minutes of my life back (for doing this). Created black layer and then used a combo of paintbrush (to paint it in) and eraser (to remove it) at different hardness and opacity settings. Probably would use the select tool if I did this for real - but I never will as all my pet portraits are done against suitable natural backdrops (dislike studio type shots)
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Re: Black & white backgrounds.

HAhahaha! This is both funny because it is, and because you spent 20 minutes making it
I thought he meant in a studio type setting....what's the point of a black background if it's got grass in it!?
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Cheers guys there's not enough hours in the day for you Jack.
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LMAO!! That *almost* looks natural..
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HAhahaha! This is both funny because it is, and because you spent 20 minutes making it
I thought he meant in a studio type setting....what's the point of a black background if it's got grass in it!?
You'll be laughing the other side of your face when you've dragged that card around a whole lot more!

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LMAO!! That *almost* looks natural..
Whaddayameaaaaan, *ALMOST*? It it! It is!
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rotflmao !!! with my feet sticking up in the air !! that has to be.. .. the funniest thing I have ever seen in photography !!! wonderfull !!

thanks for the laugh!! I really have 'tears' streming down, I am laughing so hard. WoWoW.. I sure needed that.. (chuckle). Good Show !!!

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Re: Black & white backgrounds.

Now if you want an all black background you can do this incamera,
you simply leave the lenscap on.............
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