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Title: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: MaryLou on September 09, 2021, 02:21:15 PM
Hi all,  Just stopping by to share a little info with you.  I don't know about you, but I am always having to remove a background from something.  Most are pretty simple but every now and then, I have one that's really a pain.  I spend a lot of time cleaning up  the picture. 

I came across the neatest program!  It's on-line so you don't have to download anything.   Just upload your picture, push a button and it's done!  I couldn't believe how fast and how cleanly the subject came out.

I have a neighbor who's daughter got married and their wedding photo is less than desirable.   They couldn't afford much so they went to one of those cheap wedding chapels that looked more like someone's back yard. She asked me if I  could somehow make the picture look better.  In the images attached, the first picture is the original.  The second one is the result of me having uploaded the photo to  the background remover site and the third one is my final result.

Almost forgot!   the site where I got the background removed (it's free) is  remove.bg -   I know, strange name but it works!

OOps! Looks like I can only upload one picture at a time?  Will post the other pictures in next post. The one here is the final product.

Title: Re: Background Remover - part 2
Post by: MaryLou on September 09, 2021, 02:24:22 PM
Here is the original photo:
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 3
Post by: MaryLou on September 09, 2021, 02:25:17 PM
And this is the result after uploading the photo..
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: San on September 09, 2021, 02:44:59 PM
Thanks MaryLou I do have it on my bookmark toolbar but have not use it for a long time but it is very handy.
Nice to see  you on the board and I hope everything is going well with you.
I am sure your neighbour must appreciate the image you created as it looks a lot better than the original.
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: MaryLou on September 09, 2021, 07:40:58 PM
Hi San!  Has been a while since I've been here but I've been keeping very busy.

My sister who lives in Chicago with her husband came to visit me last month. They stayed 3 days short of one month!  The time went by so fast. I hadn't seen her in 31 years. That was a long time.  I barely remember her when growing up because she was born about the time I left home.   Hopefully, it won't be that long before we see each other again!  She, being the late life child wasn't raised with the rest of us  and now, she has realized that we are all getting very much older and our years on this earth are numbered. She decided to visit all of us before any more pass away. We've lost 2 brothers and one sister and the rest of us are in our 80's.

Trying to stay safe with COVID around has been very different!  I have only been out of my home 6 times since March, 2020. All but one of those outings were to my health facility that were necessary. I am still not going out.  Too many people are just now getting COVID and the  hospitals are starting to fill up again.

Am learning how to make things with my Cricut.  After using their design software, I will never again complain about stuff in other graphic programs. It has to be the worse software ever.  No key shortcuts of any kind, cannot draw anything but straight lines,   and it uses very thin text on a very light background so it's hard to see.  It is very under developed, for sure.

I am having a new roof put on my home... another very expensive thing, but a necessity.  My refrigerator stopped working last month (for the 3rd time) so I had to buy a new one - another big expense.  I think I need to go back to work!!

Getting ready for our annual craft show here in the park and have made lots of stuff. Hope some of it sells! Other than that, just been trying to enjoy life, one day at a time.  :yes01: :jumper: :cheergirl:
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Joy on September 10, 2021, 04:26:29 AM
hi mary lou, have the programme, as you say tis easy..a big thank you
im glad to hear youre keeping busy, as for expenses, as you get older, everything seems to dis-intergrate...lol
keep smiling
love joy
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Teejay on September 10, 2021, 11:16:00 AM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh looks like a winner to me

that's a much lovelier background for their wedding photos they just have been thrilled with that

hope you earn loads of money at your craft show and become famous for your diamond art treasures they are beautiful
good luck and let us know how you get on.  :praise52:
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: San on September 10, 2021, 03:02:58 PM
Glad to see that you are having your craft fair this year so hope you sell lots and it does look as though you are very busy but sorry to hear about all the expenses but when one thing goes you can guarantee that something else needs fixing. 
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Linda R on September 10, 2021, 04:40:31 PM
Hi MaryLou!!  So glad you are well and still crafting!  I book marked that site and will give it a try!  Thanks so much for the info.  Hope your sales go well.  Take care!
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Majse on September 12, 2021, 04:44:59 AM
Hi MaryLou

It is nice to see you here. And the link - Thank you! I think I'll use it a lot  :thanks01: :thanks01:
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: MaryLou on September 12, 2021, 10:27:36 PM
Thanks for all the great comments!!  These are supposed to be our golden years but they didn't say when that gold was going to start rolling in!  :laugh8:  For, it seems that it's always going out.  On the Up-Side, in 4 years from now, I will have both my mobile home and my roof paid for!  That is... if I live that long!  I am amazed at how many aches and pains I have acquired as I've gotten older.  I wish I could take a can of something and oil all the joints so they worked like they used to!

I have been doing our park newsletter for the last 6 years  and it's been fun but lately, it has become a chore.  So, I have decided to give that up. December will be my last issue.  When things aren't fun to do, it's time to stop doing them.

On the other hand, I decided just last night to start an Etsy on-line store.  So far, I have only two things to sell and I am only selling in the USA because postage is so terribly expensive.  It's been fun learning how to do something new.  Right now, it doesn't look all that great because I haven't had time to learn my way around and how to do things.  Hopefully, I'll have a few more things listed by next week.   You can check it out here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WishingWell38 - I use WishingWell38 as my store name on eBay so decided to just keep that name. I haven't sold on eBay in quite a few years but that name still belongs to me.   I am not fond of Etsy because it's so huge. Hard to find what you want without going through 50 or so pages but, it's something to do.

Hope you all are doing okay.  I still use my Affinity Designer but I also find myself going back to PI when I  need to do certain things.  I couldn't get it to load on my laptop because it could not validate my serial number.   I did contact Corel  some time ago and said there was nothing they  could do about it.  That ticked me off.  I sent them an email about what I thought of then.  I had software that I purchased from them and could no longer use because I can't verify my serial number. I just gave up on it.

About 2 weeks ago, I thought I'd try again. Sent an email, explained the problem and to my surprise, they sent me a link to use when installing so it would be able to validate the serial number!  It worked!  I'm a happy camper because now I have it on both computers.

Next project:  I am creating a video this week for my granddaughter. Her father-in-law, who is a fire fighter and a pastor, has retired and his party will be on t he 18th.  They got a really nice CD case made and now I have to make the video which has about 100 photos in it. Will start that project tomorrow. Seems a bit odd that in this day and age with kids having so many electronics, they have to get their 83 year old grandma to make a video because they don't know how!   :laugh1:   

You all take care and keep on creating those graphics!  I stop by now and then to see if you're still here.  :cheergirl: :cheergirl:
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Teejay on September 13, 2021, 01:35:11 AM
whooooooooooooo ... i have just took a peek at your etsy store and your calling cards are amazing  are those fancy edges made with your circuit  thingy
and your angel looks absolutely stunning
i could leave a review  for you once i find how to do that lol 
i love my angel
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Linda R on September 13, 2021, 07:59:54 AM
I'm with Teejay, those calling cards are really cool!!! 

I bet you'll have fun making that video!!  It's amazing what kids these days can't do or don't know (and a bit scary!). 
I am glad Corel gave you the help to get your software to work.  It's nice when things work as they should!!   :flowersmile:
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: San on September 13, 2021, 02:35:59 PM
They look fantastic and I am sure you will sell a lot on line once you get up and going.
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Majse on October 12, 2021, 08:45:42 AM
Fantastic MaryLou. I love the eyeglass case - it is so special. I have never seen one made this way
Title: Re: Background Remover - part 1
Post by: Joy on October 13, 2021, 02:57:58 AM
i have friend who is constanly bombarded for cards, lots of layer, boxed and thingies..she is brilliant.....ideal too for presents, just  money inside, and less stress......;ots pf fellas love them..not being shoppers...lol

takr care
love joy