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Removing Backgrounds from Product Images

By February 4, 2009No Comments

Look, we aren’t all great photographers, and even those out there that do manage to take spectacular photos still need to clean up their images a bit before putting them online. Product images can be one of the most important factors influencing whether or not potential customers make a purchase from an online store. In an ideal world, we would all have access to a small photo studio with backdrops, lighting, and everthing else needed to take great photos.But this is the real world, and the reality is that product images often need to be cleaned up in Photoshop before they can be used online.

Running and online store is not terribly conducive to mastering Photoshop and other image editing software, particularly since these are immensely powerful applications that have a steep learning curve. In this tutorial, we will be looking at some techniques for removing unwanted backgrounds from a product photo, and also a few quick tricks for making your images stand out. As anyone that manages an online store can tell you, image manipulation can be a daunting and overwhelming task, and hopefully this tutorial will make the job seem a little easier, if not more fun.

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