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Old 05-03-2007, 02:37 AM
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Extracting white fur?

Help!

Ive been having difficulty extracting the white fur from the blue background. I tried every technique i know but i cant still remove the blue cast from the fur.

thanks
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:56 AM
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Re: Extracting white fur?

Hi tOm,

Your pictures are a little small, Flora has written some instructions on posting Images to the forums Here which may be of help.
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Old 05-03-2007, 03:26 AM
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ok thanks Gary.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:28 PM
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Re: Extracting white fur?

Hi tom i can see your problem have u tried cutting in with an erazer or just a brush with white thats the only advice im able to suggest.

cheers Bev
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:22 AM
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Re: Extracting white fur?

Hello Tom,

if you are using Photoshop CS v whatever you have the extract filter this is a great Filter, i have found if you play around with your settings you will get the result you are looking for...
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:06 AM
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Extracting white fur part two

Help!

Thank you for the assisting me how i could post my images correctly.

Ive been having difficulty extracting the white fur from the blue background. I tried every technique i know but i cant still remove the blue cast from the fur.

I always find myself not satisfied on how I extract this image.

thanks
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:35 AM
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Re: Extracting white fur part two

On something like this you can cheat and use lighten blending mode instead of extracting it. Just make sure the new background is darker than the fur. You might need to make two layers, one at normal blending mode that stops short of the fur edge, and one of only the fur edge in lighten mode.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:14 PM
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Re: Extracting white fur part two

hi,
First i am novice.. smile....
doug meathod i think is probably better... but what I did was after eliminating the blue background then I used the dodge tool and set for shadows and a small value for exposure. and then just brush over the edge a few times and that eliminated a lot of that heavy blue cast on the edge of the hair witout effecting too much the rest of the hair...

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Help!

Thank you for the assisting me how i could post my images correctly.

Ive been having difficulty extracting the white fur from the blue background. I tried every technique i know but i cant still remove the blue cast from the fur.

I always find myself not satisfied on how I extract this image.

thanks
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Extracting white fur part two

Try this:

1. With Lasso Tool, roughly select the area that has the blue cast you want to remove.
2. Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and desaturate blue and cayn.
3. Create a Selective Color adjustment layer (choose Reselect from the Select Menu after you create the layer.)
4. In the Colors box at the top of the pop-up, select Neutrals. Play with the Black slider at the bottom until you are satisfied with the shade of gray in the fur.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:19 AM
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Re: Extracting white fur part two

I used extract tool to separate figure from BG.

Then created new colour layer and "painted" tips of fur white.

Lastly used dodge tool set to 5% and shadows and lightened the shadows on the tips of the fur.

Note: I used white BG as that was the colour you'd chosen.

Making such a drastic change of BG colour will emphasise any minor defects, if I were wanting to change BG I would not use one with such a marked difference.

A graduated BG would probably give better more natural results.
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