Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

By Masking Photos, Unwanted Objects Can Be Removed

April 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 246

Often digital pictures are shot thinking that they have a self correcting technique. And then afterwards one realizes the problems that have occurred. And quite often the photographer feels that many unwanted objects need to be erased. He wishes they were never there in the first place. In earlier times such pictures would land up in the dustbin. But now the editing techniques help to improve such pictures. By masking photos unwanted objects can be removed and bring back a smile on the one who has shot the pictures. With the improved picture quality, the value increases and the hard work is still appreciated. So let's explore some techniques of masking photos that can be done quickly.

Many editing software support multiple features that can prove to be useful. Editors have many ways to deliver dynamic and stunning images using them. Normally when one speaks of removal of objects it often refers to people who should not be ideally in the frame-in front or behind. In public places when pictures are taken, often passer bys and others staring are captured by the camera. They can be extracted or masked with the help of transparent layers and parts of the background be replaced.

Imagine there is a picture taken at the park with a person sitting on a bench. But the branches of a flowering tree are obstructing the light and also showing the people in the background. Once this picture reaches the editing desk, the editor has the following options:

1) To extract the unwanted objects (people) and the branches of trees. It would mean that a part of the sky and topography will be erased. This will reveal the person sitting on the bench with more clarity.

2) If we consider that this is a GIMP picture, then a part of the picture can be easily restored. This is the part that is hidden using the resynthesizer plug in. This technique is also adapted in Photoshop the more popular software also. The editor is able to rebuild the sky, the parts of the tree (removed when the objects have been masked with layers).

3) The masking process is just the same. Once the areas are earmarked the lasso tool can be used to wrap it for deletion. The movable dotted line previews the areas for masking before the layer is made.

4) IN GIMP, the smart removal selection is the feature used. In Photoshop the layer menu chalks out the masking area.

5) If the entire background needs to be removed then another picture with similar lighting is used. This will help to create the new background in place of the unwanted objects.

Masking photos is another way of recreating a new story of the picture. In no way does it take away anything from the original picture. Rather it helps to accentuate and makes the picture more dynamic. There is no harm in removing an unwanted object or inconsistent background, when there are techniques available to make the picture more artistic.

Atiqur Sumon Chief Executive, DTP & SEO Expert at Outsource Experts Ltd.Photo RetouchingRetouching Technique

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Masking The Photo

,

Quick Mask Tool

,

Mask Complex Set Of Photos

,

Make A Mask

It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a camera but you will never run short of photographs if you think of photo hire.It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a

By: Simon Liva l Arts & Entertainment > Photography l November 21, 2012 lViews: 268

Well-known director Pascal Laugier is once again all set to frighten his fans with another dreadful affair, The Tall Man. The spooky thriller has been produced by Clément Miserez, Kevin DeWalt,

By: rose jasmin l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l November 02, 2012 lViews: 262

The Good Wife is an American legal drama series. It was first broadcasted on CBS on 22nd September, 2009. It is the creation of Robert King and Michelle King. It is produced by the Kings, Ridley and

By: Monu Mani l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l November 01, 2012 lViews: 259

ICarly in an American teens show created by Dan Schneider who is also the executive producer of the show. this show is about a girl named Carly Shay who along with her best friends Sam and Freeddie

By: elvis l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l October 25, 2012 lViews: 265

Love stories are supposed to be full of romance, seduction and enduring love. As these funny love stories show, however, these stories can also be filled with laughter. Fortunately, shared laughter

By: Jasmine Montford l Arts & Entertainment > Humor l October 25, 2012 lViews: 312

Lost is an American television science fictional series that is full of mystery, adventure and supernatural drama. It was originally broadcasted on ABC from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010,

By: ramandeep l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l October 25, 2012 lViews: 337

It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a camera but you will never run short of photographs if you think of photo hire.It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a

By: Simon Lival Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl November 21, 2012 lViews: 268

If you've never tried on a pair of night vision glasses but always wondered what it would be like to see in the dark, you may have just found your answer. Infrared technology - the same thing that is

By: Wayne D. Burkel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 26, 2012 lViews: 224

A digital camera, be it a DSLR or a compact point and shoot, is an asset in your hand. It is a tool using which you can make a reasonable amount of money per month, without even breaking a sweat. How?

By: Rajib Mukherjeel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 26, 2012 lViews: 191

The cameras of today are quite advanced. The digital units no longer use the old films but instead, they have memory cards wherein the images are stored. There are other advanced features that make

By: Kalyan Kumarl Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 26, 2012 lViews: 209

As an amateur photographer I know it's always great to stumble upon new ways to create a fresh special effect that gets the "Awesome" response when my audience looks at my photos. Today, I've got a

By: Wayne D. Burkel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 24, 2012 lViews: 209

I wanted to share some portrait ideas for Mother's Day. Believe it or not, Mother's day is right around the corner and choosing the perfect gift can be extremely difficult. I always tell people to

By: Scot Voelkerl Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 24, 2012 lViews: 212

If aesthetic beauty attracts one to a particular image, its proximity to reality makes it trustworthy. It holds especially true if images for commercial use. The image drop shadow is a familiar and

By: Atiqur Sumonl Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl April 15, 2012 lViews: 217

To mask an image every editor has to be very imaginative. Failing which the final result can be 'unmasked' and the image rendered non-usable. Choose a non-destructive way that provides flexibility to

By: Atiqur Sumonl Arts & Entertainment > Visual Graphic Artsl February 26, 2012 lViews: 204

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus