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Old 07-19-2006, 04:02 PM
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Cut me good...

How would I cut this out. Those little hairs flying really make the difference. Are there tutorials? How do you post in the "Challenges" Section. Thank You.

Link: http://www.videoav.runtwo.com/P6210098.JPG
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:20 PM
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-doubl. blue channel
-use burn and dodge tools(dodge set to highlights at 100%(your light background, burn set to shadows at 100% (anything but background)
-ctrl click
-go back ot the layers , apply mask
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:25 PM
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whoaa...thats ahead of my game...maybe elaborate?
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:15 PM
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Check out this excelent video tutorial Here It may take a little time to load but be patient because it is definitely worthwhile. Along similar lines as what cybercat has suggested and a valuable technique to add to add to your arsenal.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:58 PM
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Sometimes the solution is simple

Before everyone reaches for the Dodge & Burn tools, channel mixers, and Russel Brown's cool video, remember that sometimes there is a quicker, less complicated way.
For most images like this, the Extract tool does a miserable job. However here the color and contrast combination works very well and produces excellent results in less than 5 minutes.
Below is a low res thumbnail. The link below show a more detailed view.
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1...cutout2ch1.jpg
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:53 AM
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Touche Murray! That is sooo true.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:12 PM
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Very nice job on that one Murray.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:27 PM
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Murray, how did you do that? It's amazing but how ?
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:59 PM
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i gave this a shot also.

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Old 07-20-2006, 10:29 PM
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Extraction

Videoav, for this image I just used Photoshop's Extract Filter. I traced around the young lady with the Smart Highlighter where the edges were well defined and had good contrast. However, for the hair / head I switched off Smart Highlight and used a 20 pixel highlighter brush.
The extract filter usually has difficulty with whispy hair and most of the time I use a number of other methods to create these "cutouts". However, for this image color / contrast combination, it worked well and was therfore the fastest solution.
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