The Bonanza Background Burner does a great job of removing the backgrounds from your images, but sometimes the results aren't perfect. That's why we provide powerful but easy-to-use tools to help you boost your Burned images from "great" to "perfect." This tutorial will introduce you to the Advanced editing tools.
What you'll see
We've strived to make the Background Burner as simple and easy to use as possible. What this means is that when you click the "touch up" link to make those edits necessary to get your item looking just the way you want it, you'll be faced with only the tools you need to get the job done. Wherever possible, we have the Background Burner do that hard work for you (over 70% of the time). The image you see on the left side of the screen will be your original image, which is what you'll do your edits on. On the right side, you'll see a preview of what your final burned image will look like with the changes you're making.
The Basic Tools tab
When you first select the "touch up" button, it will default to the basic tools tab. The basic tools tab has tools to allow you to tell the Background Burner what it should be doing better and have it take a guess at what it should do. The core idea on the basic tools tab is 'painting;' you're going to want to select the "Mark background" or "Mark foreground" tool, and paint in the area you'd like to see changed. It doesn't have to be perfect, you just want to show the Background Burner the general area that needs to be changed. There's also an undo button on the basic tools tab, in case you made a mistake or didn't like what the background burner did.
Selecting the Mark Background tool
Selecting a tool on the basic tools tab is as simple as clicking the relevant tool, then selecting the brush size you want to use. Here, we're selecting the "Mark Background" tool which is red and along the left, so that we can tell the Background Burner the parts of the background we think it should take another look at erasing here.
Erasing the background
Erasing the background is as simple as giving the Background Burner a rough outline of what we want to do, like the below image.
Selecting the "Mark Foreground" tool
It looks like while getting rid of all that unwanted background, we lost some important foreground too! Luckily, we can just switch over to the "Mark Foreground" tool. Much the same as we used the "Mark Background" tool, we're just going to select "Mark Foreground" button (which is to the right and green), then select our brush size.
Using the "Mark Foreground" tool
Again, just like the "Erase Background" option, we're simply going to give the Background Burner a selection of what we want to restore, trying to only mark what we want to restore, but not worrying too much about getting all of it. Just enough to give the Background Burner an idea of what we're trying to do here.
The Pixel Tools tab
We've got our image almost exactly how we want it. However, for the perfectionists out there, there may still be a couple of nagging details we need to take care of. The "pixel tools" tab allows us to make pretty exact edits manually, to get things just right.
Polygon Mask Restorer
We've got a little bit of the cup we want to restore, but it's easier to just fill in the shape we want restored than than to manually try to brush it in with our mouse. So, for this, we're going to use the Polygon Mask Restorer to make a shape that the Background Burner should restore as foreground. "Mask" just refers to what is and isn't the background. To use the Polygon Mask Restorer, you're just going to want to select a spot to start your shape, then make line-segments to match the shape you want to make, and then click to drop little 'anchors' when you want to change direction. At the end, just connect your final point up to your initial point, click again, and you'll have a bright green outline like the one below. This will restore the parts of your image that are contained within the shape you made.
Polygon Mask Eraser
Just like the Polygon Mask Restorer above, the Polygon Mask Eraser lets us make a specific shape, and have the Background Burner erase anything within that shape. Much the same, you set a starting point, select some anchors to get your shape just right, then connect it back up, and it'll erase anything inside the shape you made. This can be very useful for items in shadows, or that otherwise have sections of straight line, like the box on the right.
Making pixel perfect edits using the "Erase Background" and "Restore foreground" options
Just like the basic tools page, the pixel tools page also has brushes. The difference here is that the brushes on the pixel tools page do EXACTLY what you tell them to do, instead of trying to intelligently guess what you want. These tools are best used in conjunction with the zoom tools on the upper right part of the Background Burner, above the burn preview. If there's only a tiny little bit that needs editing, this may be the perfect solution for you. You're just going to want to select the right tool (Erase background is the brush icon on the left in red, restore foreground is the brush icon just to the right colored green), then select the proper brush size and get to work.
For example, we just have a little bit of the box that seems to have been cut off, so we're going to want to restore that with pixel perfect accuracy. In order to do this, we zoom into the level we're comfortable with, select the "Restore foreground" tool and the smallest brush size, then carefully make our changes by painting the area we want restored.
Erase background is going to work exactly the same, but it outlines the background in red, rather than the foreground in green.
That's all there is to it
The advanced editing tools are easy to use, and give you full control over how your image's background is removed or restored. The Mark Foreground and Mark Background tools on the basic tools tab are going to do most of your work for you, and then the Erase Background, Restore Foreground, Polygon Mask Eraser, and Polygon Mask Restorer tools on the pixel tools tab are there to get it just right. You should use Zoom In and Zoom Out as necessary, and don't forget you can always Undo any steps if you make a mistake.
Have fun using the Background Burner advanced editing tools!