Blue or green background color?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by +++Bobby \O\+++, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. I have several questions concerning blue or green background colors used for
    separating the foreground from the background:

    1. Why blue or green?
    2. Does it matter which color?
    3. Does the shade of either color matter?
    4. Whichever color, it usually spills over or reflects in the highlights of
    hair. What is the best way to get rid of this?
    5. Have I forgotten anything regarding the background color of what to
    do/use to get rid of the spill over in hair?

    Thanks.........
     
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. +++Bobby \O\+++

    J. A. Mc. Guest

    No. as long as your device or software can 'tune' to that color.
    Absolutely even lighting on the screen!
    A bit more physical separation helps too, but that means a bigger
    set/screen.
     
    J. A. Mc., Dec 2, 2005
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  3. I think I mis-stated my issue: I have read many times that, if you know
    ahead of a shoot, you should use either a blue or green background (like the
    pros do in movies). This makes it much easier to separate the foreground
    from the background using software.
     
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Dec 2, 2005
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  4. +++Bobby \O\+++

    Laura K Guest

    It's not that simple. Read more on what it is here:
    http://www.seanet.com/Users/bradford/bluscrn.html
     
    Laura K, Dec 2, 2005
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  5. +++Bobby \O\+++

    J. A. Mc. Guest

    .... to which I answered your query from BOTH a TV and Photog point.
     
    J. A. Mc., Dec 2, 2005
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  6. What is the best software to separate the foreground from the background?
    Or, what are the alternative softwares out there? Thanks......
     
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Dec 3, 2005
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