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Old Mar 23, 2009, 5:36 PM   #1
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Hi guys.This is my first post here.Im trying to figure out how to make a white background in a picture.Only way I figured out is just painting over but this looks bad.Any ideas?

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Old Mar 24, 2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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If you are referring to a picture you have already taken, and you want to change another background color to white using photo editing software, there are several ways. One of the easiest, is to select the background color using the correct selection tool, such as magic wand, and adjust it's properties to get nearly everything you want selected. Then go to mask mode, and brush in the parts you want to change, and brush out those parts you don't. Return to normal select mode, and reduce the saturation and increase the brightness of your selection to get the white you are looking for, then merge the selection into the main picture. With photoshop, you would probably do this on a layer. In any editor, work on a copy, so you don't lose the original. For more detailed instructions, and other ways of doing this, look at the Extreme Makeover forum or the Software section, and post a sample.

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Old Mar 24, 2009, 5:18 AM   #3
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Or are you talking about taking a photo where the background it white but actually it is looking grey?

Is this the sort of thing you are trying to make?

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