(Closed) Removing people from background

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Oh, ouch. I edited people out of the background in a bunch of my mom’s photos using the clone stamp–I just covered people with bits of stucco or foliage from elsewhere in the shot ;). It actually worked really well. But your “background” people are almost as much in the foreground as the two of you are! Do you have any more background shots that you can transpose yourselves onto, without people all around?

What I might consider doing is selecting all of the parts of the picture that are neither the doorway or you and your husband, and doing a major, major motion blur. You’ll still see them in the picture, but it will be very clear that the picture is not about them. It might be a kind of cute effect. 🙂

Post # 4
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Beautiful pic! But I can see why you would want to remove the other people. However, instead of removing them, why not make the background blurred or fuzzy and you and your sweetie in focus? That would probably look very pretty and less “photoshopped.”

Post # 5
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i don’t have any tips for editing people out but another perspective. i like how you two are so focused on eachother even though there are a bunch of people around you. it’s very sweet and a very cool image!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

OOOoo this one is tough. Even though I am good with photoshop, this would take HOURS to remove these people and then add the backdrop back in.

Whereas you could remove you and your husband, then add yourselves to another image

You could also mask yourselves, turn everyone else black and white and desature them (maybe change the contrast levels so they are less intense?) and keep you and your husband in color, maybe increase your saturation

You could turn the “background” of the room (the room you ared standing in, including the people) b/w and yet keep yourselves and that front room the photog is standing in (doorway, table, etc) in color. cool idea?

Maybe enlist in a professional. Some charge a per-photo editing fee

Post # 7
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I poked around in my photoshop with this picture and I think a really good idea would be, since there is so much natural light in that room and it’s so bright in there, take like the brush tool and cover everything in the doorway (besides you guys) with some glowing light.

This is an EXTREMELY ROUGH draft I did really quickly to convey the idea.


Post # 9
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was going to say just make them out of focus.

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