posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 02:21 AM
reply to post by UniverSoul
Yep, it is entirely possible to do exactly as you say.
You scan a picture (or download or photograph or whatever) creating a file in your computer.
You can then manipulate the file with programs like Photoshop.
In Photoshop you can use a tool called "Magic Eraser" that attempts to identify object boundaries using color gradients and will remove areas with
similar color, allowing the graphic to be transparent where the area gets removed.
If you pick a source file where the contrast between background and foreground object is high, it is really easy to remove the background from a
You can also bend, stretch, resize, recolor and do all sorts of fairly complex stuff to the image by applying either a transformation or a filter to
the image. You can also put the modified image back onto the original background making all sorts of odd pictures.
To see the sorts of things you can do with graphics packages like Photoshop, you could have a look at the website "Worth 1000" (as in a picture is
worth 1000 words) where they have all sorts of competitions for Photoshop artists to show their stuff. I won't link to it, Google is your friend
edit on 10/9/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)