Arabian Foal Background Replacement

Today I spent some more time experimenting with extracting images and replacing the backgrounds.

This has been a very valuable learning experience as it taught me to pay attention to the small details like:

– white balance
– colour
– tonality
– direction of light

If you are going to replace a background and have it look not obviously fake then these are really important elements to be aware of.  The lighting one is a key one, I see a lot of image composites where each individual part is lit from a different angle, with a different colour tone.

This image is a week old purebred arabian foal.  I extracted with ReMask and then ran through Impression for a softer painterly look to suit the background.

Background was duplicated and used as an overlay (Hardlight around 30%) just to enrich the colours and tone down the very bright areas on the sides of the foal.

Click image for larger size.

All feedback and comments welcome – Tell me all about it!

Tomorrow there will be Steampunk Photos


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3 Responses to Arabian Foal Background Replacement

  1. Robyn G says:

    This is beautiful Stacey and I really agree your thoughts. So nicely done!
    What a dear little fellow 😀

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