Elements Village

How to use the forums


Go Back   Elements Village > Editing and Organizing Discussions > Photoshop Elements Editor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 10th, 2012, 10:12 AM
JAT's Avatar
JAT JAT is offline
Casual Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI
Posts: 83
Images: 4
Create Background From... Anything?

Hi. I would like very much to do the following and I hope that you can help me.

1. Create a background using the oriental rug.
2. Saving that background for use later.
3. Extracting my dog from this photo (I think I've got that figured out - lol).
4. Placing my dog on the saved background.

I've searched the web looking for ways to create a background from one's own images (I thought I found help somewhere but unfortunately I can no longer locate that tut).

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I'm considering blurring the background - to some degree.

Thanks again!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg H, M, and J Cropped.jpg (83.8 KB, 49 views)
__________________
JAT
XP Pro; 32-bit, PSE10, ArcSoft, Picasa
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 10th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Sepiana's Avatar
Sepiana Sepiana is online now
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 14,439
Images: 58
Hi Tanya,

See the thread below for instructions how to create and save a pattern. The instructions will work in PSE10.

Creating a pattern in PSE7

If you are a subscriber, you can check this video.

Creating Patterns
__________________
Sepiana

PSE7,10,11,12,13 (Windows 7 64-bit)

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." -- Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 10th, 2012, 12:00 PM
havov's Avatar
havov havov is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 3,215
Images: 100
Thinking along with Sepiana I would say: Yes you can make a pattern out of the rug, but I see one problem and that is the perspective. My additional advice would be to use under FIlter the cameradistortion correction. Set the Vertical perspective to minus 100 and repeat it to your liking. This will correct the angle in which you see the rug somewhat. It is not perfect but it helps.
Hans
__________________
Hans

PSE13 / Windows 7 - 64 bit
Nikon D7000

The perfection is not achieved in one pass


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 10th, 2012, 12:43 PM
JAT's Avatar
JAT JAT is offline
Casual Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI
Posts: 83
Images: 4
Create Background

Thank you both! Looks like I've got a bit of "work" to do!
__________________
JAT
XP Pro; 32-bit, PSE10, ArcSoft, Picasa
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 11th, 2012, 12:56 AM
havov's Avatar
havov havov is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 3,215
Images: 100
Your welcome, Wish you succes with the project.
Hans
__________________
Hans

PSE13 / Windows 7 - 64 bit
Nikon D7000

The perfection is not achieved in one pass


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old April 11th, 2012, 06:00 AM
cats4jan's Avatar
cats4jan cats4jan is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 4,771
Images: 22
On a general note - you can save anything as a png or jpg and use it as a background. In your case, with only limited area you can save, the suggestion of making a pattern out of it is good, but if there are enough pixels, I would just make a selection of the best part of any photo and save that.

If there are enough pixels to allow enlargement with something as simple as the move tool, your selection can be enlarged to fill in as a background.

However, the perspective problem? You will need to deal with that as already suggested or maybe try using it without fixing it. Maybe you will like the results.

For working with perspective, I find something as simple as using Control T (transform) then holding down control while pulling at the corners will sometimes fix perspective. With a pattern, however, that will be tricky as the pattern will get skewed. But, if you are already considering blurring the pattern, maybe you can play and find something totally different than what you have in mind.

Another suggestion

If you like the colors of the rug and that's why you want to make it your background, how about starting from scratch. Choose your favorite color from the rug and fill a layer with that color - then choose another color or two from the rug and using your brushes - brush different stuff on your fill layer. You could make an entirely new background to suit your purposes.
__________________
Janice
______________
Mac w/Mountain Lion PSE11
Epson R1900; Epson NX430 Printers
Nikon Coolpix S8200 Camera


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I create a background and lock it? David_G_DISABLED Premiere Elements 1 November 15th, 2011 12:46 PM
How to create a lighted canvas background? Teresa Schriber Photoshop Elements Editor 2 April 19th, 2008 04:41 AM
create gradient background for jewelry crown Photoshop Elements Editor 2 May 24th, 2007 06:46 AM
How to create a permanent background etc kaj7979 Photoshop Elements Editor 4 March 28th, 2007 05:45 PM
Create Scrapbook Background Bayla Photoshop Elements Editor 7 August 4th, 2006 04:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2010, Photo One Media Inc.