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Shadows on greenscreen in photo

Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 4:35am

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sjdavis

Force: 800 | Joined: 1st Nov 2010 | Posts: 1

PhotoKey 4 User

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I used my photokey 3 software at my first party this weekend - everything actually went pretty well for my first go round. I have a couple green screen questions? For some reason after taking photos and adding to photokey you can see an outline at times or wrinkles that the greenscreen had possibly due to the way the subject may have been standing. I also at times could see a cast of the green screen kinda shadowed on the subject. Not quite sure whats happening or how to fix. Also I normally do my cropping before importing into photokey. Is there an easier way to save on time? Does Photokey have a cropping feature?
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 5:24am

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Axeman

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Hey, glad to hear things went pretty well. If its possible for you to link to an example image that shows the problems you were having, its much easier to offer specific advice if we can see what you are working with.

If I was to guess though, most of what you describe sounds like it could be related to your lighting setup. If it is the lighting, and I can't say for sure whether it is or not, without seeing the images, there's some decent videos available on Youtube regarding basic greenscreen lighting, that might help you out. Or, there is a comprehensive video on greenscreen lighting available for purchase from FXhome, here.

As far as cropping, yes, PhotoKey does have a cropping tool, in the Key toolset.