Product photography is an important thing for everyone who runs an online business. Just clicking the picture and uploading it to your website is not enough, you need to edit the pictures before uploading to get the maximum results. For instance, if you want to sell a product online, the main highlight of the picture must be the product, not the background. Thus, removing background is an important aspect.
You can hire a professional for photo editing services like background removal service, clipping path service, etc., to get the desired outcome. If you are good at handling Photoshop though, you can follow the steps below to erase the background from a picture using the application.
Open your Image and Select Background Eraser
First, select the image on which you want to do the background removal. After making sure you did not choose a blurred or not so pleasing image, open the selected image in Photoshop. Then from the toolbox, choose the Background Eraser tool hidden underneath the Eraser tool. Just click and hold on to the Eraser tool to get the option.
Adjust your Tool Settings
For choosing brush size, go to tool options, and select a round brush that you see on the top part of the screen. The appropriate brush size you need depends on the dimensions of the image you choose. For quickly scaling the brush size, you can use the ‘[’ or ‘]’ keys. After doing this, set Find Edges in Limits dropdown, and Continuous in Sampling field. Also, choose Tolerance between 20-25%.
Bring the brush to the background and start erasing. You will see a circle with crosshairs right at the center and it shows the hotspot. Delete that color whenever it shows up inside the area of the brush. This also does smart color extractions on the edge of any objects for removing any color halos. While erasing, zoom in the work area and make sure the crosshairs do not overlap the edge.
Choose the Optimum Limit and Sampling Rate
Though the work is almost done, there will still be traces of backgrounds in some areas of the picture. Therefore, you need to adjust the Limits and the Sampling again. In addition, Tolerance percentage also needs to be adjusted accordingly. Setting Discontiguous and Once in Sampling and Limits respectively will remove all the pixels that match with the sampled color. You can get in touch with a background removal service provider for any further help.