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Background Removal

 

All images below are my own photographs. I often erase the background of my images to make T-shirts and Stickers at Redbubble. I would be happy to help others erase the backgrounds of their images for their purposes. These images are also great as additional graphics when customizing products at Zazzle.

 

 

I can remove the background for almost any subject; the simplest subjects can be done as quickly 1-5min:

 

 

Floating Gold:
 

"Floating Gold" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Floating Gold" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed

 

 

 

Most other simple subjects take me less than 30 min:

 

 

Snow Flower:
 

"Snow Flower" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Snow Flower" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed

Completed within 17 minutes

 

 

A Little Thanksgiving:
 

"A Little Thanksgiving" by Mui-Ling Teh

"A Little Thanksgiving" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

Completed within 23 minutes              

 

 

 

Sometimes I add to the subject if part of it goes beyond the picture frame (depending on what I have available):

 

 

Blooming Heart:
 

"When two becomes One" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Blooming Heart" by Mui-Ling Teh

 

 

Flower Nest:
 

"Flower Nest" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Flower Nest" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed

I've used similar techniques when editing scanned pages of a book that had parts of it missing because of the binding.

 

 

 

I can also give parts of the subject, such as insect wings, some transparency if necessary:

 

 

Relaxing in Contemplation in the Temporary Season:
 

"Relaxing in Contemplation in the Temporary Season" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Relaxing in Contemplation in the Temporary Season" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

Sometimes I edit the subjects if necessary; see my photo-editing capabilities here

 

 

 

I can also work with soft/uneven edges (including subjects in motion, or those that gradually fade in the distance), as well very intricate details. The time to work on these can vary. Most of the complicated work I've done in the past have been completed within 2 days; though the simplest subjects can be done in less than an hour.

 

 

Rainbow Factory:
 

"Rainbow Factory" By Mui-Ling Teh

"Rainbow Factory" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed

 

 

Cat used in Soft and white like snow with a drop of golden sun:
 

White scottish fold cat

White scottish fold cat with the background removed

 

 

Like a White Cloud:
 

Raw version of "Like a White Cloud" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Like a White Cloud" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

Ninja Star:
 

"Ninja Star" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Ninja Star" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

Puppy on a Neckleash:
 

"Puppy on a Neckleash" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Puppy on a Neckleash" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

The Blooming, the Withering, and the Everlasting:
 

"The Blooming, the Withering, and the Everlasting" by Mui-Ling Teh

"The Blooming, the Withering, and the Everlasting" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

Splitting Season:
 

Raw version of "Splitting Season" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Splitting Season" by Mui-Ling Teh with background removed.

 

"Splitting Season" by Mui-Ling Teh with background and excessive elements removed.

 

 

Breathing Dragon Cloud:
 

"Breathing Dragon Cloud" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Breathing Dragon Cloud" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed

This one only took me 6 minutes as I was allowed to work on it in black and white and was able to use special techniques to get what I wanted.

 

 

Morning Bloom:
 

"Morning Bloom" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Morning Bloom" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

Details of irregular edges:

"Morning Bloom" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed - details of irregular edges

I only went into extra detail for this flower since it was just for myself. But I would not spend extra hours doing this on client images if they don't need it. If they don't mind paying for the extra refinement however, I would do it.

The flower above, including the time spent on the extra details, was done within 1.75 hours (which may have included breaks).

 

 

 

Sometimes, having a bit of the background around a certain area can leave a greater effect.

 

 

Money Pond:
 

"Money Pond" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Money Pond" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

Swan used in Captive Angel:
 

Raw swan photo by Mui-Ling Teh

Swan image by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

Toadstool:
 

"Toadstool" by Mui-Ling Teh

"Toadstool" by Mui-Ling Teh with the background removed.

 

 

 

I always do a well done clean job on my background removals. I ensure that no spot is missed; not even anything that is nearly invisible; the perfect outlines of my stickers show how clean my backgrounds are.

I tend to finish most jobs within a day; if not, 3 days at the most.

 

 

 

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