What is the best software to separate foreground from background?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by +++Bobby \O\+++, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. It used to be Knockout - but I've heard, here and there, that there are now
    better programs to perform this task. Can anyone tell me what they are?
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Dec 3, 2005
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  2. +++Bobby \O\+++

    Ozzie Guest

    If you want to do that with a video, then you've probably saw those blue or
    green background what pro are using. Many good video editiors do that very
    simple. Using the alpha keys (or already plugged in ones "blue, green
    screen, genlocks..." and with a little adjustment of the value you can get a
    great resault. I used to had a genlock hardware (in the time where there
    were not non-linear systems or they were very expensive). Amiga 500 was the
    pc we were using on the local TV, those were the times....eh.
    Pinnacle edition (liquid), Adobe Premier are probably the most popular. If
    you need to do that with a graphics you should do the same as for video, the
    most important is good placed light central and side ones (to make soften
    the shadows), do not use camera flash (it won't give you the satisfied
    resaults). But remember, object you want to shoot is not the only thing you
    should light it. With background you must do the same, othewise your
    background will be gray. Be sure that green or blue color (depands what
    you've chosen) your objects are not wearing on itself. If you have done this
    it will be very simple to take of the background color and replace it with
    something else. In photoshop even magic background eraser will do one click
    job (if your previous preparation was good).

    Also, of course, you can erase background from any other graphic, you will
    need some patience and some knowledge of setting up a graphical program.
    There is no such a program who will do all by itself without your

    Maybe you can explain what exactly you want to do and for what does it
    Ozzie, Dec 3, 2005
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    RBB Guest

    i like knockout more than any other one

    RBB, Dec 6, 2005
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