Removing a Green-Screen as Easy as 1, 2, 3 with Gimp
I've been playing around with different photo editing tools. I have always loved Gimp. It is like Photoshop but the cost is way better, if you like free. It is a program you have to download and they do have a version for Windows and Mac.
Steps to remove the Green:
- Always make a copy of the original photo, just in case you really mess up you still have the original.
- Open your photo in Gimp.
- Go to Layers and Add an Alpha Channel.
- In your Tools choose the Color Pick Tool.
- Click on the Green background. It should outline your main subject.
- Go to "Edit" and choose "Clear". You make have to repeat a few times.
- Create a New Layer and make sure it is Transparent.
- Open the photo that will become your background in Gimp.
- Using the "Select" tool, select what you want to copy.
- Go to "Edit" choose "Copy".
- Go back to your 1st photo, the one you removed the green from.
- Click on your new layer. Go to "Edit" and choose "Paste".
- You will need to click on the "Anchor" icon in the Layer window and "Anchor" it to the new background layer.
I did find a YouTube video clip that shows the steps.
- Always make a copy of your photo before you begin to edit it.
- You can always undo something if you mess up or you don't like what the program did.
- Be patient.