Quick Command Panel, Transform Tool, Pick Tool, Selection Tool or Color Range
... you can use mine for the tutorial ... you can
get it here, but please remember the copyright is mine,
and this picture should only be used for this tutorial
and for private use.
Copyright © Inge Klement
Using the Lighting
Gallery, this tutorial will show you how to make a messy
background disappear or to give your picture a special light
||Open the picture
tut7_photo and make a copy (Ctrl + D). Close the original, we will
work on the copy for now on.
Go to Selection/Color Range, and select the flower. If you prefer you
can also use the Selection Tool/Lasso or even the Magic Wand Tool.
you can see in the screenshot to the left, I used the Mask
mode (red arrow) to clean up my selection. Remember to focus
in on the object you want to highlight (here it is the
When you're satisfied with your selection, right
Click/Convert to object. Move your new object to the working space for the
moment and click again on your main picture. Go to Edit/Undo Before
and go back before you used convert to object. If your selection isn't
perfect, Right Click/Shrink with 1 or 2 pixels. Afterwards Right Click
again and Invert.
Go to Effect/Blur/Gaussian Blur: 4 and afterwards to Effect/Photographic/Spot Filter: Grain Spot Filter and use
these settings: 58/60/61/48
||Now open your
Easy Palette/Lighting Gallery /Halo 5, Right Click/Modify
Properties and Apply. This window should show up and apply these
Body color: 204/153/204
Glow Color: 153/51/51
Sun color: 204/153/153
Ambient light: white: 60
Remember to use the Lighting Gallery/Halo 5 with those settings twice!
Use the Quick Command Panel and click 1x the minus for the Brightness.
||Click on the
flower object to activate the picture. Go to Format/Posterize and set
the Level to 6. Click the OK button, copy the flower (Ctrl+C or right click/Copy or
Edit/ Copy) and paste into the main picture.
Place the object on the flower in the picture. If you have problems with
the placement, right click/Properties and set the
Transparency to 50 - 60%. Now it's easy to place the object exactly, and
afterwards you can change the Transparency back to 0%.
flower, move the duplicate to the right of the main flower and reduce
this flower with the Transform Tool/Resize as you like. (I rotated
also the flower some degrees at the same time.) Right click your new
flower/Properties and set the Transparency to 52. Use the Pick Tool/
Arrange (red arrow) and send this flower behind the main
Duplicate the main flower one more time, reduce the size, rotate the
flower as you like, set the Transparency to 41 and use the Pick Tool/Arrange/Bring to front for this flower.
That's it! Another way to change the
background for messy pictures or just to give your pictures a special
look. HAVE FUN!!!
If you need any help with
this tutorial - or want to make suggestions to improve it -
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