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Background Not Completely Removed

Posted: Sun, 20th Nov 2011, 5:25pm

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Force: 400 | Joined: 12th Apr 2011 | Posts: 1

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Hi guys

I know my lighting was not perfect for this particular shot and consequently not all the background is removed! When the canvas is exported in a .png format and then loaded into another image editing software e.g. Photoshop, there's quite a lot of cleaning up to do.

How can I stop this happening>

Here's a few screen grabs to illustrate the problem:

The image imported to PhotoKey 4 Pro

Immediate background removal

The exported .png file loaded into Photoshop

I'm guessing there's a 'tolerance' setting I can increase in PhotoKey?

Many thanks

Posted: Mon, 21st Nov 2011, 9:42am

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Simon K Jones

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Check out the keying tutorial:

The easiest way to check your key is to turn on the matte view, which shows a black and white version of your image. You want solid areas to be white and transparent areas to be black. This would help you to spot the fuzz around the subject before exporting.

The keying tutorial above has information on tweaking the composite, as does the manual. By adjusting a couple of settings you should be able to get good results.

Hope this helps!