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How to decide a perfect background for product photography?

The first impression makes a lot of difference in the online market. Sales, growth, profitability, and every other thing depend on what customers see and get attracted to. To attract customers, images play the most significant role. Images are that vital part of the online business which helps in gaining the attention of the customers. Therefore, it is important for the images to be eye-catching. Images help the customers in the evaluation of the product, compare it with different options and then make a purchasing decision. Use of good images increases the credibility of the seller as well as demonstrates the product in a suitable manner.

While shooting product images, most of the time, the background is a factor which is overlooked and not given much importance. But as a matter of fact, the background can make or break the final outcome of the overall image. The background can make both positive and negative impact on customers. While searching for products, neither of the customers is interested in bright and pop color background which steals the attention instead of the actual product.

For any image, it is important for the product to be the focal point. In order to get a fit background, one must keep in mind the following points

Avoid using a busy backgroundavoid-busy-background

A background is the largest element of an image and use of a busy background will divert the attention from product to the background which is not helpful for the sellers. A busy background with a lot of elements in it is most of the time not suitable for a product image. One must also abstain from using a background with busy details as everyone is interested in seeing more of what they are searching for.

Use subtle colorsuse-subtle-colors

Bright colors look very unpleasing when you are searching for a product. Therefore, it is advised to use subtle colors for the background of product images because bright backgrounds are recommended for advertisements & banners not for a product image as I think you already visited the Apple’s website once in your life, right?

The background color has it’s great importance as it helps in making the product more visible out of the entire image. Some background colors go perfectly matched with the product, whereas some create blunders.

The light colored background is preferred for most of the product images but there are certain guidelines for images in different cases. In each case, a different color should be used as background. Also, a lot of online marketplaces have their own set of guidelines for a product image and the background color must be selected accordingly. However, for marketplaces, who do not have any guidelines, here is a guide for selecting an appropriate background color.

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The White background is preferred for almost all product images. It has a lot of reasons behind it. White is the most subtle and neutral color which has the very low impact on the image. Therefore, it is chosen as the background Other than that, the white background is timeless and never goes out of the trend or look dull. Even though being lightest amongst all shades, white has its own charm which brings the best out of the image. Also, a white background makes the image look more product-centric and the product gets highlighted instead of the unwanted background. Specifically for glass products, a white background is used.

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Grey, specifically its lighter shade is also equally fitting for product image background as it is not too loud and does not steal the attention from the actual product. It’s another color in the neutral family. Product images look most appealing when they have a light background color such as white and grey. Grey color of the background is also used as a substitute of white color. Where the online marketplace uses white color as the page background, grey is used as the background color for product images to distinguish the page area from an image. Product images go well with the grey background, fulfilling the purpose of highlighting the product and not appearing bright at the same time. Grey color is most preferred in the fashion stores & for 3D mannequin product images.

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The black color is although the darkest shade and may attract a lot of attention towards it at the first sight, but for some products, black color is the best choice. In case of jewelry, black background makes a lot of difference by making the diamonds and other metals shine brighter, resulting in a presentable and attractive product image.

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For those who may not want a plain background, yet want to remain on the basic side can choose simple and elegant textures such as marble texture, grid & gradient shades or any other texture to add a creative element to the product image.

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For furniture items such as table, chairs, the background does not play an important role, but floor matters a lot. In such cases, the wooden floor is recommended to amplify the product image because it gives an idea of how the product will look in the real world.

Removing the background and inserting suitable one with apt color is a challenging task. Either you can DIY or let ClippingPathUnited do this for you.


Trickier invisible mannequin items include sheer, transparent or translucent materials, fabric with cut out details, or a mixture of all these elements! There are a number of different approaches to photographing these styles, a selection of these are shown here.

How to make a dynamic business portrait?

Group portraits are always appreciated by companies. It’s the way to personalize your communication and get out sanitized visuals and formatted image banks.

Discuss with leaders or communication managers

Discover the company, its history, its activities and its objectives is the preliminary step to the shooting. This helps to understand the message that the company wants to go through the photo.


I install my studio (lighting and background) within the company. Each person is taken individually. “Head-to-head” with the camera is not an easy exercise. I then try to create a friendly atmosphere, to build trust while discussing the work of the person, his hobbies, his passions. I like to observe how people speak, memorize gestures.

With or without accessories… Imitating movie posters…

Play with logo letters, share an event


All the individual images are cut out, retouched and put together to form the team’s photo.

The advantages of this method of shooting

  • we avoid the cliché of the school photo
  • no one is hidden, everyone has the same importance
  • no unsightly shadow produced by the neighbor, everyone receives the same light
  • if a new collaborator joins the team, we can add it (and conversely)

Your opinion counts! Tell me if what you think of this kind of portraits. Thank you.

You can find some examples of my work on Our website

Easy Noise Reduction Tutorial in Photoshop

Have you always been scared of increasing the ISO on your camera in dim light because of the resulting noise in the images? Has this discouraged you from taking pictures in low light?

Fret not. This tutorial will take care of all your ISO noise anxieties and will let you go trigger happy during night shoots.

Noise reduction in Photoshop

  1. Open the image on which you need to reduce the noise.
  2. If you see the image panel, you’ll notice that the image will be opened as a background layer. Create a duplicate of the background layer (just in case).
  3. Having selected the duplicate layer to go to Filter -> Noise -> Reduce Noise. A new window will open up with some sliders in it. Let’s break them down one by one.
    reduce noise window
  • Strength: This slider, affects globally. That means it will eliminate the noise pixels in the overall image.
  • Preserve details: Pixels tend to get blurred while reducing noise. The preserve details slider will bring back the texture and other small details in the image. Different combinations of strength and preserve details slider work differently for different images. You will have to experiment to see which combination gives the best quality.
  • Reduce Colour noise: This slider will reduce any floating colour pixels due to chromatic aberration.
  • Sharpen details: The blurring of noisy pixels may result in reducing the sharpness of the image. Use the sharpen details slider to restore sharpness in the image.
  1. At the end of all the sliders, you will see a checkbox that says “Remove JPEG artifacts”. This will remove any noise that may occur while saving the image as a JPEG.
  2. If you want to make noise reduction specific to the RGB colour channel, click on the advanced tab.
  3. Select the desired colour channel and make the adjustment to the strength and preserve details slider.
    channel wise noise reduction
  4. Once you are satisfied with all the changes, hit ok and the edited image will open in Photoshop.
  5. Unhide the layer on top to reveal the background layer. You will notice that noise has reduced from the original layer to the duplicate layer.
  6. Save your image and you are done with reducing the noise.
    noise reduction

Try more night shots

Now that you know the secret, try more night shots. ISO is a very good feature in digital camera if it only wasn’t for the resulting noise. Hopefully, camera manufacturers will try to come up with ways of minimizing the noise grains at high ISO but until then, this little Photoshop technique should do the trick.

Product Photography: Dave’s Coffee Syrup, great product, tough to shoot

This very simple product shot was in fact very, very, challenging due to the 360 degree reflective surface at the top of the bottle. I tried every trick in the book but could not stop the bottle from picking up some part of the studio, shoot enclosure or my equipment.Check out my work  at www.GeorgeRossPhotography.com.

I set the product on a translucent white still life table and shot two strobes through the table, from underneath,  to create the white background to remove the need for post-processing to keep the costs down. It creates some bleed around the edges but this was deemed acceptable without the expense of post-processing. I then use three softboxes with continuous lamps to light the product.

Recognizing that reflection was going to be problematic I attempted to use a shooting tent (typically, I avoid using shoot tents) but the bottle picked up too much detail from the tent. To solve this problem, I used white foam board, furring strips and duct tape to build a shoot enclosure which was broad and wide and only a few inches taller than the bottles and this did the trick proving a uniform reflective surface on the bottles with no external detail.

Often, what seems like a simple photo shoot can become very complex but where there is a will there is away.

Dave’s Coffee Syrup is an iconic Rhode Island product.

Dave’s Coffee, located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, is a Certified Organic Coffee Roaster and a member of Farm Fresh RI (which unites local Rhode Island food producers with consumers, restaurants and markets).

A full-service photo editing, Mostafa specializes in product photo editing, website photo editing, sports and portrait photo editing Located in Richmond, Rhode Island, wherever his clients need him. Call 01706619992


How to Make an Image Transparent

An image with a transparent background might be placed against a website background. This gives a Web designer flexibility in placing the image on the page, and it can help make the file size smaller versus creating a large background file with the image included. Not all image file formats support transparency, so the two file types to use are GIF or PNG. Most image-editing software that supports layers can create an image with a transparent section.

Photographers computer with photo edit programs.

Step 1

Create an image with a transparent background. Look for the setting in the New File dialog box that specifies the background color. Choose “transparent background” from the list, or check the box next to that option.

Step 2

Open the image you want to add to the transparent image. This is probably an image with a background you want to get rid of or an image that has a section you want to make transparent.

Step 3

Copy the image by selecting “Copy” from the “Edit” menu. Go back to the image created in the first step and select “Paste as New Layer” from the “Edit” menu.

Step 4

Use the “Magic Wand” or “Lasso” tool–it may also be called the “Selection” tool–to select the area you want to be transparent. Select “Delete” or “Clear” from the “Edit” menu to erase the area selected, making sure the layer you created in the previous step is the active layer.

Step 5

Erase any stray bits you may have missed using the “Eraser” tool, making sure the image layer is still selected.

Step 6

Check to make sure you can see the “background” through the part you erased. Most image-editing programs display a gray and white checkerboard to signify a transparent background, so you should be able to see this through the part of the image you erased.

Step 7

Save the file as a GIF or PNG file. Make sure to specify the option to keep areas of transparency.

What is a good canvas size comparison mockup (a Photoshop action to fill all the smart objects with one image would be awesome too)?

You’ve already hit the nail: using linked Smart Objects, all referring to the same placed image file (which can be any kind of imagery like a JPEG but also another Photoshop file) instead of placing files embedded, solves your situation! Check out the crucial difference in the Place command in the File menu (since version

Copy multiple copies of the Smart Object anywhere in the mockup, and if you change the content of this layer (by changing the original file), all instances will change accordingly. You can also use another linked Smart Object layer with an embedded original as a backdrop in the mockup.

Check out the “Create linked Smart Objects” section in this Adobe Help page:
Work with Smart Objects.

Photoshop How-To: New Tri-Range Frequency Separation Action

Whether you believe that the approach is obsolete, amazing, or simply useful, the frequency divide still persists in the photography industry and has been for many years. Here’s how I used a new method that increases control over all three main categories: High, Mids, and Chimes.
Trying to break the frequency and the true methods have been used for years, it is lightweight, controversial. If you have spent any real time through the frequency separation in your finishing, then you have probably determined what you like and do not like about the method, and you probably want to remove those limits Has developed simple tasks around the techniques that you constantly encounter. To me, the opposite was a common issue, so I discussed it so that I can make it easier for me on the contrary (especially when working in a hurry under the time limit stress). So when it is arrogant to think that I have created a super useful and fresh way to separate the frequency, I will let you become a judge

Wait, What’s Frequency Separation Again?
But before that, we normally refresh ourselves when the frequency Separation. Speaking roughly, there are two different ways to differentiate the frequency:

Modify the high and low-frequency layers directly, clean the scars on the high and smoothen the color transition on the following
To paint the skin color to smooth the infection, use empty layers between high and low-frequency layers (this method assumes that you have completed your dexterity with treatment and burnt before the frequency separates is.
I use the latter method almost exclusively, I think it gives me more control in general, and since I dodge and burn my theory as a technique to prove the skin, then the frequency is different. Is the last polish that can be used only when needed

If you have read this point, but so far the frequency is not the remote idea of separation, then for many explanations and approaches about it sneak a peek at Fstoppers.

I’m a control bizarre, so what’s next?
But what about more control? A few weeks before the amortization a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking that I can control my frequency differently “painting” more accurately and quickly. After some experimentation, I decided that a decent aspect to control would be three big categories: low, mid and high. After a few minutes, I prepared a three-row masking action for Photoshop (free download link), allowing you to control the total mask control of the painting work, which separates your frequency divided into three main categories in the photo frequency. is. For a six-minute explanation, check out the video above to see how I use it occasionally. Please keep in mind, this action is hardly a master solution of all things, so use it to see if you can get results together and ultimately decide what is best to use in your workflow (if absolutely).

This action is the perfect complement to Photoshop for my Freakscape control plug-in, but you can be reprogrammed to work with any frequency separation setup already used.

Download the Action here.


Screen-Shot-2015-12-01-at-12.19.51This is the subject of discussion since the beginning of digital photography. Am I shooting in Raw? What is raw Raw actually does not stand for anything, as its name suggests, it refers to the raw data emerging from the camera. The important difference is that raw files are uncompressed and untouched, while JPEG file formats are compressed and edited within the camera itself. Raw files capture data using the whole camera sensor and then the image output because it is also moving forward to larger file sizes. JPEG files usually output at lower quality because the camera processes the information, adds color and then compresses it to everyone in the final image

Raw files are very worthless unless you plan to edit them later. They are meant to be as elaborate and flat as possible, so all you can change as you like. With JPEG files, you can use them as soon as they are exported from the camera because they have already been edited, if you have a RAW file then the color and exposure level can be very difficult. .

Editing JPEG files is considered as destructive editing, due to the fact that you are overlaying the previous information that has been overwritten with new information. With RAW files, the original data is not actually being edited. You are going through the process of exporting raw data manually to JPEG, that the camera will usually use automatically, having raw files will give you much more potential and flexibility in editing that you have with the JPEG file Will happen.

It is not right or wrong to come in the file format to use it. It depends on how much you want to work in images and how happy you are. File size, I told it briefly earlier and this is one of the reasons that some may choose to use one on each other since there is no compression with raw files, so size is much higher than JPEG files. However, if you are serious about photography, you should choose quality and detail every time you save space. Think about it, with RAW files, you can convert them to JPEG at any time but you can not do it in another way.