How to automatically delete the background of food product photos with PackshotCreator R3 M Mark II?
1. Centering your product
Place your product in the center of the studio. Use the different positioning rulers available on the software to center it correctly. If you would like to save the same position for other products of the same typology, click on the “AfterImage” icon and then select “add an afterImage”.
2. Preparing your camera
First, select 2D and then AutoMask as the shooting mode. Now, adjust the camera settings by selecting an aperture value between 13 to 16 for a better visual result. Choose a value between 200 and 400 for ISO and shutter speed for brightness.
3. Choosing the perfect light environment
Under LightControl, adjust individually the 7 lighting sources in this studios. Use the LiveView to preview the results and decide which lighting environment best suits your product. You can save the lighting and camera settings by creating a profile. The profile can be later found in the profiles library and reapply to other products’ shootings.
Tips: The AutoMask feature works better when there is a contrast between the background and your products edges.
4. Choose the correct AutoMask preset
Orbitvu Station software provides 4 different presets to be used to different type of products: matte, reflective, translucent or glass. Select “new profile” and then choose the present that will best fit to your product.
PackshotCreator advantage: natural shadow
This new feature gives you the advantage to keep a natural shadow on your food photos while removing their background. To apply it, select “apply shadow”.
5. Adjusting the transparent mask
You are now ready to create your visual. Press “snap” and a new window will appear. Here you will be asked to adjust the opacity and quality of the transparent mask of your food product’s photo. Move the 3 cursors to the right and left until you get a perfect black mask of the product. If you need to re-adjust the lighting, simply press “retake”.
When satisfied, click “next” and save your profile to re-use it for other products.
6. Ready, set, go… done!
Click “snap” and in seconds you have your food product image with the background removed. Save your file by selecting the image and clicking in “save as”. Choose the formats to be exported and then the image quality and size. Give your file a name and click “save”.
You’re visual is now ready to be used.
Tips: To keep the transparent background on your food product’s photos, save your file in PNG format.