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Old 12-26-2008, 03:14 PM
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I have gone through the Extraction process on a single layer image using Photoshop CS3 on a Mac. After selecting the final OK the image is just a bunch of grey and white checks. What did I do wrong?
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:39 PM
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Re: Question about Extraction

Edayres, welcome to RP! Were you using the Extract Filter in PS or some other tool?
There couyld be a multitude of reasons. The best thing for you to do would be to attach a picture of the before and after images.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:07 PM
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Re: Question about Extraction

Sounds to me like your not using the fill tool after you have adjusted the extract

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Old 12-28-2008, 06:57 PM
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Edayres, welcome to RP! Were you using the Extract Filter in PS or some other tool?
There couyld be a multitude of reasons. The best thing for you to do would be to attach a picture of the before and after images.
Regards, Murray
OK, here are the two images, one original and other extracted.

Thanks
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File Type: jpg Shure55SH.jpg (5.3 KB, 31 views)
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:40 PM
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Re: Question about Extraction

I agree with Peter, sort of.
You cannot skip the FILL step normally, as it won't give you the OK to leave the filter dialog.

However, if you have "Force Foreground" check box on, you can skip FILL and you can click OK. In that case, the default white foreground yields a white image with some left over pixels that look checked (they are not transparency pixels).

Try turning off the Force Foreground check box.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:26 PM
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Re: Question about Extraction

Well to me it looks like you have filled and extracted the inverse of the object. Assuming the background was already transparent you would get an outline of the object depending on how you used the refine edge tool.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:23 PM
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I agree with Peter, sort of.
You cannot skip the FILL step normally, as it won't give you the OK to leave the filter dialog.

However, if you have "Force Foreground" check box on, you can skip FILL and you can click OK. In that case, the default white foreground yields a white image with some left over pixels that look checked (they are not transparency pixels).

Try turning off the Force Foreground check box.
I tried turning off the Force Foreground but that didn't work. Here's another odd thing: now my mouse cursor disappears in the Extraction Filter mode except around the edges and where the check boxes are located. It didn't do that yesterday. I wonder what I did to make that happen? The same happens when I open the .jpg, original, single-layer image and attempt to start all over.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:27 PM
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Sounds to me like your not using the fill tool after you have adjusted the extract

Peter
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:57 PM
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Re: Question about Extraction

I just opened up another image of an old-fashioned microphone and used the Magic Extraction in Adobe Photo Elements 6 and it worked like a charm. I tried to use the Extraction filter in my Photoshop program and had the same problem with the cursor disappearing. There must something wrong in Photoshop. Looks like a reinstall is in order.

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Re: Question about Extraction

Here is a PDF lesson on how I extract in Photoshop
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