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Old 06-02-2006, 06:45 AM
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Softening the edges on an extracted object


Over here not long ago I learned a technique for softening the edges on an extracted object (I think it was a technique described in K. Eismann's book) and made it into an action, but recently I accidently deleted all my actions so it's lost now. Could anyone please describe the technique again. It involved masking the object and then using a curves adjustment layer to soften the edges. Thanks in advance and regards from Macedonia. Ljupco

P.S. I tried the search function but couldn't find it.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:20 AM
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I don't know which of her techniques you're looking for, but you can make a selection based on visible pixels, use Select>Modify>Border, then use gaussian blur.

Attached is a quick action I made with a 10px border and a 5px gb. Just make your extracted layer active and run it. You'll want to fine-tune the settings for your own needs.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:28 AM
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have you tried making a layer mask from your extract, apply gaussian blur to the mask, then do levels adjustment on it...I use this a bit, it gets rid of fringe artifacts and can be used to soften edges
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:49 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll give your techniques a try.
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:25 AM
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Try This One

ctrol+clic the layer (the one that contains the added thingy) to select it.

Selection/Modify/Expand (1 to 3 px)
Glasian blur (two more px. If you expand it 1px then blur 3)

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