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Most online sellers use a plain white background for their products. But some sellers are beginning to realize that it's possible to improve their site by showing products in more flattering surroundings.

For example, bridal magazines, often display diamond rings on soft, romantic looking backgrounds. These images are often two or more images combined.  The diamond photo original  "background is removed" using Photoshop or a similar program. Then a "new background" is selected to replace the original.

The benefits of combining multiple images are many. A diamond requires "close-up" macro photography. But even lush, smooth fabrics such as silk will appear noisy shot using a macro lens. The benefit of shooting the background separately in this case, is that you can shoot it from a distance, and use a different scale to help eliminate noise, and keep the smooth appearance.

Diamond

Original Remove background Choose new
background
White silk Blue silk ... Add
EZstars
Pink silk ... Add
EZstars

(Move your cursor over the above text to see the diamond with different backgrounds).
 

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