Hi all, My mum runs a clothing store, and they are in the process of building a website for their lingerie range. I got a phone call from her yesterday asking "how can we remove the curtains from the background?" - of course they're taking the photo's of the various lingerie items in a dingy office, with a P&S digicam, with flash, and with a fairly dull, patterned curtain as the background (samples here: http://www.lingerie4u.co.nz/allprods.php) So last night I tried to remove the background on a 4 images using Photoshop, and the results were pretty unspectacular - jaggy unnatural edges, fuzzy edges, misshapen models etc. I've recommended for the moment that they use the images they have - curtain intact. I'm barely a beginner with CS2 but I figure it would be a lot easier to get the image right in the first instance than having to edit after the fact. So, my questions are: 1/ Is there an easy way to remove backgrounds in Photoshop where the shadows on the model meld with the shadows on the curtain - which happens to be very similar in colour to the model. 2/ My advice to them for future product photography will be based around improving lighting and background at the time the image is taken. Am I missing any other key points? I expect they'll want to continue using the equipment they have, I just want to help them improve the results. Having said that, I will be taking my gear in to try a few shots as a learning project for myself. I have: Nikon D50 18 - 55mm kit lens 50 mm 1.8D 70 - 300mm SB800 (just got it so learning to use that now) Cheap tripod Any general tips welcome - keeping in mind of course that the shop will continue taking their photos 'unsupervised' and so I need to keep it simple for them, and acknowledge they're not even amatuer photographers and may be a bit intimidated when I pull out my dSLR. Cheers.