Santa – Background Removal

I removed the background from this photo of a “mall Santa” and replaced it with a subtle, barely-there, diagonal green gradient. I then restored some light shadowing under the chair, his feet, and around the presents so he would blend better into the background rather than looking like a sticker. I also reduced the red/yellow glare from the lit-up tree on the side of his chair as it didn’t make sense in the new context.

Santa - After

Santa - Before