Wrinkly backdrop

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  1. ShutterMOM

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    I just thought I'd share my experience. I have a big black backdrop that is so easy to wrinkle that you barely even look at it and the wrinkles appear out of nowhere! Anyway, I washed it and was dreading the 3 hrs of ironing that comes with washing it. So my friend called me up last minus asking if I could take a few shots of her boy. So I whipped up something and I had no time to dry my backdrop so I hung it up, wet, on the stand ready to shoot and realized that i could rub the wrinkles right out and it did a way better job than 3 hrs of ironing!!! So, no more ironing for me!!!!
    You guys probably already knew about that but I never thought about it and felt like an idiot after I figured it out. :p:rofl:
     
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    So where is the pic to prove it? :D
     
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    what he said i gotta try that with mine! i gotta wash it it got fussys obn it GRR im hoping to pick up a big piece of vinyl or something the wrinkles in teh muslin annoy the hell outta me
     
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    mmmm give me a minute, I'll go take a shot at it!
     
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    There's only one thing about not putting it in the dryer... you don't get rid of pet hair and fuzzies but I think it beats ironing it!

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    good job man i thought the little room i got my stuff geared up in was crammed lol isnt it fun trying to cram into get shots lol lets see one of the shots you took!!
     
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    haha I agree! I hate clutter but it's the only spot I have right now. It's my son's playroom. I still have to work on those shots I took though.
     
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    I have a hand held steamer than takes the wrinkles right out of er.
     
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    i was wondering if they'd work so there good?
     
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    i hear ya hun
     
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    Works like a charm on mine.
     
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    I just whipped these up real quick while my 2 yr old was climbing on me... not easy! Any comments on color temp while I'm at it?

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    oh by the way, I also was working on a "watermark" whadda ya think?
     
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    I thought of that too but I'm on a strick budget:cry: and already broke! lol
     
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    i like teh first ne.. second not so much is it a military helmet? maybe if he was wearing a solid color i just find its awkward and you cant really tell what the camo is!!
     
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    No comment on temp, but the thing that jumps out at me is your sloppy burning :happysad:

    You need to really zoom and use a small brush and a light hand when working that close to the head.....
     
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    A~Photography> yes it's a helmet. I think we should have worn an olive green t-shirt on the baby like daddy wears.

    Tanya> sloppy burning... teehee you mean on the left side, along his head?
     
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    I mean all around his head.
     
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    I used the clone thingy to do that though. What's the difference with that and burning?
     
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    But I only touched a bit on the left side. He had messy hair... :p
     
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    I've hung a backdrop and ironed it there. :)
     
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    no. you need to get your background black in camera if that's what you're going for so it doesn't look weird trying to do it in post.:happysad:
     
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    I am lost here guys. :hsugh: What are we critiquing? I didn't touch the background at all...? Here's the picture straight out of the camera.
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    It looks like part of his hair/head is lost in the black of the background and when you cloned it back in, it just doesn't look natural.

    If you had either lit the background or had a hair light you can separate the subject from the background and add a lot of depth to the image.

    Personally, I don't clone in hair. I do clone out hair. When adding hair, the technique that works for me is using the lasso tool to select a piece of similar hair from somewhere else and copying/pasting is in where I want and removing/blending with a large and soft eraser tool and then merging the layers. If you look in the SOOC thread here and look at where I took out the models left hand, you can't tell in the final image that hair was added in and that the hand was ever there.

    The trick with Photoshop that a lot of people don't get it that you shouldn't be able to tell it was Photoshopped...

    Hope this helps!
     

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