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About this creation
So you want to be a rock superstar? Well first you need a white background. So Here's how you can do it in less than 1 minute.

First step is to use a white blanket or something similar when taking the photo.




Then turn up the Brightness and contrast by unimaginable proportions. This photo is +85 on brightness, and +45 on contrast.




Next, adjust the shadow lighting. I used 55% on Light and -19% on midtone contrast. This helps restore some of the darker colors and reduce the washout.



Next get rid of any annoying shadows. For this example, I used a polygon magic wand. The magnetic one is annoying. Draw a polygon around what you want.



Then Copy it as a new layer.



Then color the new layer (which is only the shadow sitting ontop of the main pic) white using the fill tool. This may take a couple fills to get it all white.




And we're done. 58 seconds. Whew almost didn't make it.



Oh yeh, almost forgot. Build credit to JD See It!!



Comments

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  January 4, 2010
Fantastic tutorial/instructions. Thank you for the help! :D
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  July 7, 2009
Thanks for the tip.I now know how ppl do white backgrounds
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  April 28, 2009
Thanks! I'm to lazy to do it on all my MOCs, but I will definitely use it a few times. Thanks again!
  February 1, 2009
Quoting Commander Bly OMG best MOC ever!
Thanks! =)
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  November 1, 2008
awesome, thanks for sharing, this is a really big help
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  October 13, 2008
yeah, paint.net has the advantage that it can clear the whole background to add another, but photoshop has more "special effects" but is very complicated sometimes, so i mostly use both for different things.
Eggy Pop
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Zoran Mitrovic
  September 26, 2008
i always wanted to know that
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  September 25, 2008
Can you do this on photoshop?
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  August 24, 2008
Ok I have to admit it a clever way of doing this, but my only concern is that the pictures are too bright. Some new mocs of other people that are probably using your technic, are way too bright. What I do for my pics is also taking a white background already and then with photoshop I use the dodge tool to create a good white background. This way the creation will keep its original brightness.
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  August 16, 2008
I use either Gimp or Paint.net. Both are very good (and free).
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  August 11, 2008
same as my pal jd here, i'm stuck with regular.
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  August 4, 2008
Oh, MOCpages would be such a boring place without Kelso and Chris... Anyways. I am in the process of making my first all white background. It is taking FOREVER! I am just penciling over all of the stuff I want. I started last Sunday, STILL not done! I will try this, see if it works.
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  July 26, 2008
Oh, and I think Chris is on to you. =)
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  July 26, 2008
Yeah, I noticed you used Photoshop Elements...unfortunately I have plain Photoshop so I can't put this method to use. =( Thanks though, I'll be playing around with it!
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  July 25, 2008
I use Photoshop Elements 4. You can get this for $35 on amazon. It isn't $135.
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  July 25, 2008
150$ for a photo editor?! Wow...Anyway, if I ever get the program, you'll get a cookie.
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  July 25, 2008
Phipson and Kelso! You boys need to break it up! With all the racket you're making, I cannot concentrate on smo...I mean, concentrate on Professor Eggplant's lesson. Heh heh. Once again, you make a good tutorial Mr. Eggplant Sir. C ya~ElNickre
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  July 25, 2008
YO EVERYBODY!!!! A simpler way to do it is to get Picasa FREE from google, then tuning the pics using Highlights.
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  July 25, 2008
Finaly! I build black castles, so this comes in handy!
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  July 25, 2008
I'm not THAT mad about the super glue. I wasn't planning on Brazilian but... And that pencil was mine, you took it outta my back pack while I was in the bathroom smo... I mean while I was turning in extra credit. Yeah, that's it. (sometimes I think you post these things just to watch Kelso and I go back and forth like this) ~ Chris.
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  July 25, 2008
Yeah...so, ANYWAY...Another good lesson here, professor (golf clap!). I would like to request a tutorial for layers in photoshop. It took me ages to figure out something that turned out to be quite simple (creating a layer), and many books on photoshop just assumed you know how to create a layer in the first place, never explaining it. I can do them myself, but it might be beneficial for those who don't. HEY!! Phipson just took my pencil!
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  July 25, 2008
I DID NOT, PROFESSOR!!! PHIPSON'S JUST MAD CAUSE I PUT SUPER GLUE IN HIS JOCK STRAP DURING GYM CLASS LAST WEEK!!!
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  July 25, 2008
Very nice! Um, improbably going to get shot for this, but I got my full version of Photo Shop CS3 off 'a cirtain "file sharing" program'... For free... *runs away* Peace - Patrick
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  July 25, 2008
Hey, professor, UM this time Chris plugged a toilet...CAN WE GET A DECENT JANITOR IN THERE!...nice little...class...but, what about us poor boys who don't have the freakin' program, WHAT THEN!?!?!
 I made it 
  July 25, 2008
Or someone could take my head and give me a bikini in their MOC. NOOOO!!!!!
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  July 25, 2008
Thank you!! In reply to your e-mail, I know what you mean...But you never know, Photoshop might be used as a weapon. That lasso tool could strangle someone. =)
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  July 25, 2008
Thanks professor! ummm... I cought Kelso writing stuff next to naughty pictures in the bathroom stall again. This time he put your phone number next to it. ~ Chris.
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  July 24, 2008
Hey, it's JD's MOC! I have learned the techniques, but I still don't know how to work with layers! Great tutorial; I know where to look if I have Photoshop trouble! C ya~ElNickre
 
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