Digital Backdrops - How Does It Work?
In other words, how a digital backdrop can be applied to a photo image. There are several necessary steps regardless of Graphics Editing software you might use.
Removing background from a photo image
Actually, it should be said - extracting the main object from a photo image, or just "cut out". This is the most intensive part of the whole work of applying backdrops to the image. For the beginner, it is good to start removing background with the help of just most simple erase pen or brush available in a graphics editing software program. After such excises one will really appreciate more advanced erase tools and techniques.
Choosing appropriate backdrop (background) image
It is mostly about the artistic taste. There is a lot of room for expressing individual artistic feeling. But, every genre of art has its own rules. Specifically for the choosing appropriate background the color matching plays very important role in the final result. Here we should think about color harmony relationships.
Combining foreground and background
The final photographic image must not look like "copy and paste" collage. This is why the final step is definitely not just "paste" extracted object onto a background. What makes a foreground and background work together is consistent use of colors, taking into account a source of the natural light in a scene from the original image.
Firstly, if the background is already decided, then it is good idea to adjust the color hue in the foreground to fit the background.
Secondly, the color is an important tool for creating visual feeling of perspective and space. Altering opacity and contrast of the foreground or the background can help create a feeling of "materialistically real" photographic studio.