Isolating an object on a plain background

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to isolate an object on a plain background. This can be useful for product photography or for creating artworks.

Step One: Open your image.
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Step Two: Click ‘Select Area’ and choose ‘Background’
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Step Three: Use the brush to paint over any area that you want to remove. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, we’ll go back and adjust this later.

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Step Four: Click ‘Confirm Selection and Browse Effects’ and choose your new background.
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Step Five: Click the mask tab at the top right of the screen to adjust the mask. Don’t forget that you have three brushes to choose from ‘Find Soft Edge’, ‘Find Hard Edge’ and ‘Airbrush’. You might want to use a combination of the three to get the best results.

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Step Six: You’re finished.
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Have you created a great image using Smart Photo Editor? Share it with us on our Facebook page.

Create your own Ghost Photos for Halloween

If you’re throwing a party at home this Halloween, why not unsettle your guests by replacing your usual photographs with spooky alternatives?
This tutorial will show you how in just 6 easy steps.

1. Open your starter image in Smart Photo Editor. Why not use a family portrait?

Step 1  2. Click on the Composite tool.

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3. Add a new overlay and choose your ghost image.

Step 3 4. Resize and position your overlay.

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5. Use the selection brushes to erase any unwanted areas of the overlay.

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6. Reduce the transparency of the layer to make your ghoul see-through.

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Now simply put your new photos into your photo frames and watch your guests double take as they catch sight of your haunted portraits!

Adding Objects to your Images

With Smart Photo Editor it’s easy to add or remove objects from your images.

Today we’re going to look at how to add an object into an image. This is a really easy process and for simple objects takes only a couple of minutes.

To get a better look at the tools we used, click on any of the images below to open a larger version in a new tab.

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1) Start by opening your base image.

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2) Now click File > Add overlay and choose an image to add.

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3) Use the ‘Erase from Selection’ Brush to remove unwanted areas from your overlay.

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4) Use the ‘Move, Rotate and Scale’ mode to size and position your object.

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5) Once you’re done placing your object you can continue to use Smart Photo Editor to make adjustments to your image.

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Your images don’t have to be on plain backgrounds, the ‘Erase from Selection’ Brush can help you remove any kind of background and you can add as many objects as you like.

Why not try for yourself and share the results on the Smart Photo Editor Facebook page.

Creating a Basic Montage

 

This tutorial will teach you how to make a simple photo-montage using Smart Photo Editor. Photo-montages are a wonderful way to preserve treasured memories and also make great gifts.

 

Step 1:

Click File> New Montage and you will be given a pop-up dialogue with some options for your montage. Select the size you would like your image to be and decide whether you would like to choose a background texture and border for your montage. (Click the image to see a larger version)

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Browse through the texture gallery to choose your background. You can use the search bar on the right hand side to look for specific keywords. Once you’ve made your choice, click OK.

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Next, choose your border. This time, we’re going to use a simple transparent border.

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You will now see your workspace with the Composite menu on the left. Click New to add a new image to the montage. While Move, Rotate and Scale is selected you can drag the image, resize them and use the rotate wheel to rotate them.

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Images that you add later can be overlaid on earlier layers.

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Once you’re done, you can continue to work on the image as you would with any other photo in Smart Photo Editor. Here we’ve added some text, but you could also apply effects to the image.

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Now you’re all done! Why not create your own and share them with us on Facebook