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Green background is deleted but so is a crown [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 12th Dec 2007, 4:46am

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Teecha

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I have some students dressed like greeks with green-leafed crowns on their heads. Photos were taken in front of the green screen. When the green screen disappears in the background, so do the top of their heads! Gracious, can anything be done about that?
Posted: Wed, 12th Dec 2007, 5:35am

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Axeman

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Hehe, if you need to have green elements (like leaves) in your foreground, your best option is to use a blue screen.
Posted: Wed, 12th Dec 2007, 10:04am

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Simon K Jones

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Indeed, it's crucial not to have any green in the shot when using a greenscreen. Similarly, you need to avoid blue when using blue screen. That's the main point of the technique really, and why the two colours are offered.

Planning ahead is vital to make sure you can tailor the costumes/subjects so that the colours work, or so that you can get an appropriate screen ready.

If you've got Photoshop or something similar (there's also the free GIMP program) you might be able to copy the original crown and composite it back on top of the keyed image.
Posted: Wed, 12th Dec 2007, 2:35pm

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Teecha

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Thank You. lesson learned! I have 100 students and PH is not an option.