Thursday, May 14, 2009

You Can Too...Erase your Past.

One thing I picked up from a class last year was that photo's are more pleasing to the eye when backgrounds are not filled with distracting objects. You know -- the old tree coming out of your head concept. What's been frustrating to me is capturing a nice snapshot with a distracting something or someone in the rear.

Enter PS3. An easy fix is a bit of a Gaussian Blur to the background so that the focus remains on the subjects. The contrast is sometimes too obvious with this method. Another idea is to cut out the background altogether and insert another in it's place. Unfortunately no one really believes your bookshelves always stay that neat or that you live on the beach in Acapulco.

Using a Clone Stamp in combination with a Blur Filter and a low flow mid opacity Eraser you can just take out what distracts you. No offense to the background extras - I just want to see my boys.

1 comment:

Life as a Greenstreet said...

That's awesome! What a great invention and a great thing to have!