Chroma Key Backgrounds

Using Chroma Key (green screen) backgrounds in still photography. Learn how to change the background in a photograph using Photoshop.

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Chroma Key Backgrounds

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Using Chroma Key (green screen) backgrounds in still photography. Learn how to change the background in a photograph using Photoshop.
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  1. Chroma Key Backgrounds

    Slide 1 - Chroma Key Backgrounds

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  2. First things first!

    Slide 2 - First things first!

    • Brainstorm
    • Find your background photo
    • Google Images
    • Search tools
    • Size: Large
    • Usage Rights: Labeled for non-commercial reuse with modifications
    • Take your Chroma key shot
  3. Find a place with good light to put the Chroma key backdrop.

    Slide 4 - Find a place with good light to put the Chroma key backdrop.

    • If it has wrinkles, stretch it our or steam it.
    • Meter your shot for a good exposure.
    • Don’t use a hard light. You want to eliminate as many shadows on the backdrop as you can.
    • Take several poses that you feel will work well with the chosen background photo you saved. If you do not have a partner, set the camera on the tripod and use the self-timer mode.
    • Take your Chroma key background photo
  4. Murphy the Cat

    Slide 5 - Murphy the Cat

  5. How to Green Screen: Set up Tips

    Slide 6 - How to Green Screen: Set up Tips

  6. For more information on chroma key, check out the Wikipedia page.

    Slide 13 - For more information on chroma key, check out the Wikipedia page.

  7. MIX Chroma Key Tutorial

    Slide 14 - MIX Chroma Key Tutorial

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