Post # 1
So I have an idea and I’d like to be able to use an image from FI’s proposal (so sneaky) but I don’t know how to edit the photo I want to use.
I’ll attach it here but basically I want to figure out how I can get an image of just the bench where he proposed. I don’t know how to isolate it from the rest of the photo although I have tried a couple online photo editing sites like Picnik. If anyone knows how to do this will you please share any tips you have with me?
I appreciate any help you can offer!
Post # 3
You can put the smaller photo you have of just the bench in Paint and then use the eraser tool to erase the background around the bench. It may be a little time consuming and take a steady hand, but you should be able to get exactly what you want. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
You need something like photoshop. Basically you use a tool that allows you to trace around the outside of the bench and delete the rest of the photo. You can get a 30 day free trial. 🙂
Post # 5
Agree with Corgitales. Photoshop has a lasso tool that wil loutline the image then cut the background out. You can find a ton of very detailed demos online, plus the 30 day free trial. Or, if you ask someone on here, Im sure theyd do it for you! I could TRY, but Im not that great with the isolating yet.
Post # 6
Thank you all for your help. I didn’t realize there was a free trial. Maybe I’ll see what other ‘photo’ projects I might come up with and then sign up for it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
You also might want to go back to the spot and get a more zoomed in/ higher quality shot of it. (I know this was resized for weddingbee, prolly).
Edit: And of course, yeah, use something like Photoshop. :p
Post # 8
have you tried doing a google search for park benches? They have tons of images with a white background that way you won’t need to isolate the bench in your photo. I know finding the exact bench would be hard, if not impossible, but you never know! Otherwise Photoshop is your best bet, using the lasso tool, magic wand. Goodluck!
Post # 9
Using another image (with permission of course) of a park bench is your best bet, because it’s the least amount of work.
Otherwise, instead of using the Lasso Tool in Photoshop, a better method would be to use the Smart Selection took in CS4. It requires a bit of training, but it’s just about as good as any of us humans, and that’s going back to the days of making your own paths with the pen tool!