A&P Green Screens, Background Removal

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  1. rambutt

    rambutt OT Supporter

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    Anyone have experience with Green Screen Backdrops.

    Was playing around with an image taken with a green backdrop and couldn't get a clean background removal. (photoshop 7, I know it's ancient)

    Is there a special program or something. It's that green halo like outline around the subject, I was having a hard time removing. Looking for a 1 click solution. Any ideas?
     
  2. alexromo

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    express digital darkroom pro will be your best option
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    was it lit correctly? If lit correctly a green screen should be very easily removed in PS
     
  4. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    and, what steps are you using to remove the green screen? If you're getting a green halo, I'm going to assume the magic wand?
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i would do a feathered selection. But if there is a green halo spilling on to your subject you didnt light it correctly. I either use the magnetic polygonal lasso, or the pen tool depending on what precision is needed.
     
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    The rental studio near me is doing a section of their studio with a permanent green drop for this - what is the 'correct' way to light it for easy removal?
     
  7. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    pretty much lighting it evenly with little to no spill on your subjects. As a photographer its easy to do. Light the background independently from your subject. Make sure you have enough distance between teh two, then light your subject.

    For video its works the same way, but you have to have alot of lights.
     
  8. wizeguy4

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    1) there is no one click solution. there are plugins like Primatte and Mask Pro. I like mask pro but recently, I have become interested in more manual methods such as learning more about the pen tool

    2) from what I understand, lit properly, you should be able to select the magic wand click on the green area and then select inverse. but I have a hard time making the image look like it really belongs in the new background. It seems to have a cutout look.

    3) be sure to be a decent distance from the green screen
     
  9. nikocb

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    Select -> Color Range
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  10. tenplanescrashing

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    shadows created from your subject onto the background will also throw it off. It needs to be a good, even light for it to work as it should.
     
  11. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    well lit green screen, distance from green screen, keying tools like keylight or whatever they make for PS.
     
  12. DRAIGON

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    This is what I use alot. if the subject happens to have same color as selected, just hit it with the quick selection wand in subtraction mode.
     
  13. alexromo

    alexromo New Member

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    i take it no one knows what im talking about :o
     
  14. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    No, just nobody cares.
     
  15. alexromo

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    i dont think anyone here would spend 1300 on software

    and it is one-click green screen....
     

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