My first "isolated on white" image uploaded and accepted

posted on 4th of october, 2011

A few days ago, I wanted to give myself a try on my first isolated image. I've been using some youtube examples on how to take and postprocess "isolated on white" images and finally I have done it.

First I needed to do is to create some sort of low budget lightning studio, cause I did not have one, so I used about 25 years old table lamp with 100w light bulb (6800K), some white paper for background, tissue paper for diffusing light to get soft shadows and some home made light bouncers.

After I've taken couple of shots and I used photoshop to obtain perfect white background. This was the step I was affraid most of all. But I have managed it and here it is my first isolated image accepted. I have found some useful tips about isolated images here on dreamstime, so thanks for...

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Posted by M4rio1979 on October 05, 2011
Thanks Francesca :)
Posted by Francy874 on October 05, 2011
Well done Mario, congrats!!! Bye, Francesca
Posted by M4rio1979 on October 04, 2011

So after taking my shot I have used "quick selection tool" with brush size of 20px or you can use "magic wand" tool with tolerance set to about 10-15% to select everything white. After selection is made i use feather of 2px and fine tuned my selection on 200% of image view. After that i use reverse selection to select my objects instead white background and copy my dices and cup as new layer.

On that new layer I only have my photographed objects without background, so you need to create third layer on which you need to use paint bucket with pure white color which will be your background. Pull that third layer behind objects layer with dices and cup and this is it.

Or you can watch this video which helped me on my image that you see :)

Video tutorial on how to isolate objects on white background

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Finally my 50-th aprooved and online image!!!

posted on 7th of october, 2011

This one is my 50-th aprooved image

First task of 50 images online accomplished. I know it is not anything special, but for me it is. My next 50 aprooved images will come faster then first 50 I hope :)

Now I can participate in monthly assignments, and have option to become exclusive if I want. Very nice feeling.

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Posted by M4rio1979 on October 11, 2011
Just upload and you will get there, don't worry...I'm here on DT just a few months...still need to improve my accepted/rejected ratio, and upload more images per week.
Posted by Zephyrus on October 11, 2011
Congratulations...I've still got a long way to go:(
Posted by M4rio1979 on October 11, 2011
Thanks Francesca :)

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Inspiration while drinking a coffee

posted on 13th of october, 2011

I love coffee, and there is always one big cup of coffee on my table while I am working on my computer. A few days ago I was drinking a coffee and wanted to test out my new home made studio for isolated images. Since I was having my cup of coffee in my hands, I got an idea to shoot some coffee related images.

I was browsing through Dreamstime coffee related images, just to start some creativity juices flowing. And here it is...a few of my latest accepted images. For all of you coffee lovers :)

I think that is really tough to be original these days with so many images online...but I will keep trying :)

Even now, at 00:43 i'm working a night shift and drink some coffee :)

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Posted by M4rio1979 on October 16, 2011
Thanks Dprogers.
Posted by Dprogers on October 15, 2011
Great images. Good job, very creative I think you have done a great job there.
Posted by M4rio1979 on October 14, 2011
Thanks Egomezta

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My name is Mario Čehulić, and I live in Croatia. All I can say about photography is, that I really love it. Macro photography is something that I prefer the most of all. Specially macro photography of insects, birds, animals, flowers, architectural details and many more related to macro and closeup. Also love to take photos of nature, landscapes and architecture everywhere I go or travel. Feel free to browse through my portfolio and thanks to all potential buyers of my photos. I would love to know where my images are used, so if it is not to much to ask, please let me know. Hope yo... [Read more]

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