Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?


posted on 13th of february, 2013

"Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful.

If you intend to "cut out" your subject matter and place it on a white background, you need to make sure the background is actually white. And the edges of your subject need to look realistic - often they have the appearance of being cut out with scissors because the edges are too sharp - this is where your edge selection needs to be feathered by one or two pixels to soften the edge a little and give it a more natural appearance.

Often there are remnants of a background which are only noticeable by very close inspection. They might be...

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Posted by Dar11111 on August 29, 2013
Thank you for advices. :)
Posted by Jazzycam2 on June 07, 2013
heah what is #FFFFFF
Posted by Candyheart2 on June 07, 2013
what kind of pic are that? what do you mean code #ffffffff



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