Monday, May 30, 2016

How to manually Isolate Product Photos Onto White Backgrounds Using only Photoshop

For the last 10 years, I have spent quite a bit of time exercising over product photography and photo editing; I often spend time in the evenings helping my designers by editing photos of their product and Jewellery. In this tutorial, I wanted to share the workflow that I have developed for retouching images, Isolate Product onto the white background using only Adobe Photoshop. Let's get started!

Before we can begin, you have to do a little bit of setting up. One factor that I prefer this set up is because it only takes a couple of minutes to get ready. I've used more sophisticated set ups in past, and while you can precisely set them up to give you more control over the final product, lights, softboxes, and backgrounds can cost quite a bit of money.

By using just a DSLR with a macro lens, a tripod, a flash, and a sheet of paper, I can achieve a pretty good result without having to spend too much time and money on it. It's true that sometimes it's quite impossible to manage a white background but don't worried, applying photoshop clipping path it's possible to cut out your products or photos.

Set up your scene in a way similar to the images below. Make sure to aim your flash directly at the products. That will soften the light just a bit and reduce the harsh shadows.

Now that you have imported your photos into your computer, take the photo that you think is best. Your image should look similar to the one above. You may notice that while the background of that photo looks not ok, it looks a bit dirty and is not quite the pure white background. To fix this we will need to edit using Photoshop.

To show you exactly how dirty the background of your image actually is, I've expanded the canvas of the image in Photoshop. Now you can see exactly how much whiter the background needs to be.

Open your product's photo with Photoshop CS 6 or what version are you using already.

Create you new Clipping Path and start drawing clipping to cut out the image.

Start drawing hand made photoshop clipping path according to the following way.

Drawing this clipping path, keep zoom at 200% sometimes it will be more or less based on image resolution
Thanks for giving your valuable time to read this tutorial and it's my pleasure if do you have any query please leave your comments below, thaagainaing 

A u t h o r

Daniel Polite



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