(Closed) Photo editing trick – anyone know how?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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 # 7
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


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!

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Post # 9
52 posts
Worker bee

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!

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