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Probably a really easy cut and drop for someone??

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Old 04-21-2011, 12:41 PM
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Probably a really easy cut and drop for someone??

Hi

I have a picture of a trophy i would like to be on just a plain white page.

I would like the trophy cut out and pasted onto just a plain white background.

Would it be possible for someone to do this for me if they have a free moment, and then reply back on how they did it so i can try for myself.

Many thanks
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:23 PM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Hello and welcome

a few pointers for you, no not a really easy cut out ( not many are) and it takes more than a few moments, plus you didn't mention which software you are using?
so assuming you will be using photoshop i think for this image the pen tool is the best option
here are a couple of links for you to look at

http://www.melissaevans.com/tutorial...shops-pen-tool

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/b...ol-selections/
although i know there are some excellent video's as well

and here is my quick attempt using the pen tool, you would need to take more time than i spent on it


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Old 04-21-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Use the pen tool to outline the trophy, convert the pen path to a selection and invert the selection so your background is now selected and go to levels and use the far right eye dropper to click on the darkest part of the background to set your white point... if there are any leftover spots on the background just clone or paint those away.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Alex, Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.

Yep, the Pen Tool,.. Definitely!!

BUT... I had a quick and dirty go at it just using the dreaded 'Magic Wand Tool' after doing a good Levels, ... combining all layers and copying the combined layer, .. Making, inverting and cleaning up a layer mask, .. then just changing the layer mode to 'Screen'
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:08 AM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Don't forget to change the green and purple reflections as they are no longer relevant against a white background. A simple grey wash will do it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:33 AM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

To 0lBaldy:
I'm just confused by the way you search for W B and gray points on your layer stack. Why not use clippings in the curves panel and (Or levels panel) and sampler tool to find these points? (you'll also have the RGB settings in the info panel for those sampling points)... Just a question maybe I do it wrong myself (may also be dependent on your version, mine is PSCS4)


PS: Photograph courtesy of mayfield curtis

The values are non-accurate in this print screen shot
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:16 AM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Thanks for all your help everyone.

How would i go about applying a grey wash, and i would also quite like to make it nice and shiny looking like Wolfman's example.

I'd quite like a shadow underneath aswell if this is possible?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:03 AM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Select a brush tool. Change the mode to 'colour' instead of 'normal'. Select the greyish tone close to the colour reflections. Brush over the colour areas till happy.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

Many thanks, ive now got rid of all the reflections.

Wolfman...how did you make your trophy look so shiny?

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Re: Probably a really easy cut and drop for someon

I cleaned out some color cast and gave it a little contrast with levels which made the metal look shinier.
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