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Old 02-07-2007, 09:13 PM
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Re: help me realistically change background color

Hi retouch1,

I think you may have been on the right track using the extract tool. Once in the extract interface be sure to click smart highlight and use a rather large brush I used a size 80). This really helps doing in the hair. I extracted this one in about a minute. I added a white to blue background gradient using the white at the top of the image this took care of any problems with ambient light in the hair.

I could have taken more time and done a better job but I think you will get the gist of it with this.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:44 PM
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Re: help me realistically change background color

On some images, channel blending and mask making are the only way to go. However, on other images, a simple use of the extract filter will make this a 2 minute job.
Regards, Murray
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:23 AM
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Re: help me realistically change background color

If the hair is the problem...have you tried the extract filter? I should work ok for this image....if not use the GML free plugin (enter a GML search here or look in softwares.
I used the GML for the attached image...makes cleaner extractions without the halos the extract filter tends to leave behind...

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