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How to isolate the background of an image?


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I know how to get rid of the background, but that isn't what I want. I want to just have the background. For example, let's say you have an album cover, with a blue somewhat blurred background, but the artist's logo or name etc on top of the background. Is there a way that you can get rid of the logo or name and have JUST the background? Is it even possible? Obviously I don't want empty transparent holes in the image either.

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If you're going to cut bits out of a single layered image you're going to end up with holes. That's a fact of life.

There are a few techniques to filling up those holes. Doing it to a high standard (i.e. optically difficult to detect) is going to become more difficult as the background gets more complex. Often it's easier just to recreate the artwork from scratch.

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Yes it matters. The album cover example was (I'm assuming by the language used) hypothetical.

Ripping off other peoples artwork cannot be condoned and is illegal.

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