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Isolation types

In this section I'll give you a quick overview of all the most popular isolation types. By isolation I mean separating the subject on the image from the background. What's going to happen next depends on the isolation type. You might want to remove the background completely and make it transparent, or you might want to fill it with white. You might want to keep the shadow under your subject or not, or maybe you'd like an artificial shadow instead of a natural one. Or maybe the background was green in the first place. Or else.

Isolation methods differ depending on the type. I prefer isolating on white with a natural shadow, as it looks good and is easy. But let's see what else is out there.

Total white

Isolation with a natural shadow

Automatic shadow restoration

Isolation with an artificial shadow

Isolation with a reflection

Model isolation

Chroma key isolation

Transparency isolation

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