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Old 10-26-2007, 08:39 AM
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I Need Help Doing a Seamless Selection

I have a photo of an energetic bunch of children but the background behind them is VERY distracting. How can I seemlessly select all of the children without having to enduring the pain of trying to magnetic lasso around them? My goal is to eventually place them in front of a different background.

Here is the picture.
http://ivanwatkins.smugmug.com/gallery/3716232

Thanks guys/gals.

Last edited by ivanwatkins; 10-26-2007 at 08:40 AM. Reason: Forgot to add link to photo.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:19 AM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

You might want to try using the Extract tool. Works reasonably well.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:12 PM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

Hi Ivan,
take a look at GML Matting plugin here, http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sof...-released.html
works really well and is "free"
This was a really quick "sloppy" try, you will be able to get far better results with care.
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:21 AM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

Have tried numberous times to connect to your link, but no joy

Would you know if this is still available

thx
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:40 AM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

hi smurfing,

the plugin is still avail.... in fact i downloaded it yesterday evening to update my older version of it...

Now the website gave me a lot of problems... either wouldn't open or if it did open links didn't work right but late yester day evening it appears everything finally working right.... here the link I donwloaded the gml matting from ...
http://research.graphicon.ru/image-p...matting-6.html

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Have tried numberous times to connect to your link, but no joy

Would you know if this is still available

thx
Smurf
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:42 AM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

Thanks for the help Jerry

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Old 10-27-2007, 11:05 AM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

Sorry about the delay in replying (had to work ) the link in the link I posted still works for me, so does the link Jerry posted (same site) if you still have a problem e-mail me and I will send you the zipped file.
Regards....John
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:29 AM
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Re: I Need Help Doing a Seemless Selection

Thanks John

I've now found the site open - after about a dozen attempts

Thx everyone for your help

Smurf
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:30 AM
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NP
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