Removing a Green Screen Background in Photoshop

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I have watched with envy as other bloggers and photographers do amazing things with their green screen photos.

Previously, I have avoided green screens like the plague, because I could never seem to get my background eraser tool in Photoshop to work as it was supposed to.

Green screen can be an especial nightmare when you have wispy/alpha’ed hair strands.

Enter the following tutorial by Daeberethwen Arbenlow:  Removing Green Screen Backgrounds in Photoshop.  I watched the video, hoping against hope it would somehow be different than the other videos I had watched.

After watching it, I immediately sat down at my computer to give it a try.

It worked!!!

I don’t know if I somehow had my settings screwed up (the sampling and a few other settings mentioned in the video) or if I just have more experience with Photoshop now, but whatever the reason – it worked!

Not perfectly, because I had hair strands that still had a bit of green, but I tried adjusting the hue/saturation and it worked.

If you’ve ever struggled with removing a green screen, give this tutorial a try.

I now have yet another tool in my Photoshop skills box. 😀

Question of the Day #12 – Costume Changes

Yesterday I asked what mover systems people are using.  The results show an even split between the SpotOn mover system and The Artiste mover system.

Today’s question deal with costume changes.  Whether you are adding or removing costume pieces, props, special FX, cothing layers, or changing entire outfits, what are you using to do it?


Thank you to everyone who has participated in the previous polls!

It’s finally Friday – almost the weekend!  🙂