Removing background from images

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  1. Alex Ross

    Alex Ross New Member

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    I am finding this too hard, I googled and found some companies that do this sort of thing, has anyone tried them? Is clipping path the same as deepetching. http://www.deepetch.com seems to be one good one, I also saw http://www.rapidclipping.com/Photoshop_clipping/home.htm and http://www.ezyclipping.com. Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing. My catalog has over 300 images of jewelery and jackets with fur fitted on manequins due in two weeks, all shot on a blue studio background. Do I require alpha channel masking? Can anyone help please?
     
  2. David Rasnake

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    I don't have any experience with these kinds of packages - only with background removal in Photoshop using masks/alpha channels primarily. Have you tried Photoshop's built-in Extract tool? It does a fair job in my experience, and it's largely automated.

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    Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate edition claims to have a tool for removing the background. I believe you can try a demo of the software for free to see if it does what you want. I haven't tried it myself.

    They say: "Background Remover Plug-in — Delete background distractions or move parts of an image to a different photo".

    Doug
     
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    I use Photoshop 7.0. The magic wand seems to cut unwanted crud out, and I use the eraser tool to clean the edges up better. Seems a little faster.

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