You will need white paper and natural light preferably near a window. :)
I placed paper down on my bed and stacked a couple of sheets against the wall then put the amigurumi in place. I took these photos around noon when the sun hits my window. I am using a 50mm lens at low f-stop and low ISO since it was bright. Bump up the ISO depending on your lighting condition.
If you have a continuous mode, use it!
1) Crop out any distracting edges. If you have any lines you can select the brush tool & hold down CTRL to sample a color to paint over. That doesn't need to be perfect since we'll be brightening up the background next.
2) Merge down. Duplicate your layer. Go to Image> Adjustments> Brightness/Contrast and bump up the Brightness 50+. There we go! If your amigurumi is too bright, select a layer mask and use a black brush to paint it back.
3) If you feel that your amigurumi is too dark now, you can select a white brush and adjust the brush opacity settings to around 50%. Paint over your amigurumi to brighten it up.
OPTIONAL: Sharpening your image.
1) Go to Filter> Sharpen> Unsharp Mask and find the settings to fit your image.
Now it's complete! I save the high resolutions then afterwards resize at 700px as png's for posting on the web.
Before & After Comparison:
How to remove those random fuzzies or hair for close ups:
1) Duplicate your layer. Select the healing brush tool at a small size. Select a nearby area by holding down CTRL and clicking.
2) Paint over it! Usually this works. Sometimes you'll need to use the clone stamp tool.
You don't need a super expensive camera to do this. ♥ Just white space and good lighting.
Happy Wednesday &heats;