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Selection using quick mask - brush settings

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Old 06-15-2005, 07:41 PM
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Selection using quick mask - brush settings

HI all,

I am starting to experiment with masking using the quick mask view to make selections e.g to remove objects from a picture or for selection for modification but i am finding that at the edges of my selection once i have eg done a cut appear feathered and graduated to transparent. Now i don't know if i've made a wrong setting choice for the process or need to use a specific brush setting to get a nice clean selection instead of this 'fuzzyness'.
If there is a clear edge to the part of the image i want to select what brush setting would give me the best result (assuming a steady hand of course ).

Sorry this is garbled but it's late at night now..


thanks in advance,

nacoya
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:25 PM
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I'm not sure if this would help but just over the Zoom tool in the Extract dialogue box are 2 tools. When you are in Preview mode, one will paint back, the other seems to reduce non essential blobs,dust,etc and seems to tighten things up.

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Old 06-16-2005, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Nacoya
[how to make] nice clean selection instead of this 'fuzzyness'.
A couple things to look for:
* Be sure brush opacity = 100
* You are using true black (no other color)
* Use hard (not soft) edged brushes, for example Hard Round 9
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:16 AM
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As a quick way to adjust brush hardness, use Shift] to increase brush hardness, or Shift[ to decrease hardness (there are only 4 settings using this quick method, but its usually enough).

Also, use ] to increase brush size, and [ to decrease it.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:12 AM
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If you want an absolute hard edge and extreme control, use the pen tool.
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:10 PM
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Thanks folks ..

A few things to try there. I'll see if i can get the right combination of them all.
I'm going to work on an image my friend took with his D70 last weekend 'cause i think it's fab for 'playing' with. Will post a pic shortly once i get the selection right.

cheers,

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