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Old 11-16-2011, 08:41 AM
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Need help with masking an color

I did a horible job with the masking and color effect. Can you tell me how I can mask these pictuers in each other and get the same color effect in a way that it blends well

Here are my attampts:
Picture 1

Picture 2


I've added the originals as a "save for web"


thanks in advance
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

Straydog, welcome to RetouchPro.
There is no attachment if you intended to post one.
Regards, Murray
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:16 AM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

Straydog your images are now showing but picture 1 and picture 2 appear the same -should they be?

For us to offer help in how you could tackle this only requires the image in a small size.

The link you posted is to Megaupload and without a premium account you have to wait 45 seconds and are then faced with a download of 119MB!

Assuming that you want to do them yourself why not just size the images in Save for Web (Photoshop) to be under 100k and attach them for all to see using Manage Attachments in the Additional Options box below the Reply to Thread box?

This should be enough for us to offer some guidelines
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:11 AM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

It is a little difficult to understand exactly what you want to do but I am guessing that you want to put the lady sitting in the chair into the other background with the chair only?

The biggest problem to overcome is to match the overall colour look between images and contrast. You may get close trying Match Color and the seperate images followed by curves. Then do your cut and paste and blend.

But the images of the lady sitting could respond to levels command to get the colour look you want without cutting and pasting I think with curves levels as a starting point.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:21 PM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

straydog, Welcome to RetouchPRO

I think you are on the right track.. you just need to pay a little more attention to the details... magnify the image and change the brush size and opacity to refine the edges
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:19 AM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

Thanks for the warm welcome and the advice!!

@ Tony W that's excactly what I'm trying to do (sorry english isn't my first language) and thanks.

I'll try your advice and show you the end result
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:24 PM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

Dont worrry about the language English is my only language (and I get it wrong all the time!) so I envy those with more than one language.

Olbaldy has posted a very good example for the masking the only thing left maybe is to change colour balance and possibly contrast perhaps a curves layer set to clipping mask for the masked layer of the lady. It seems obvious that the background is available light and the lady is a flash image so it may be difficult to make a convincing change
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:29 PM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

I used the low resolution pics to check the Match Color adjustment.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:53 AM
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Re: Need help with masking an d

Hey Chillin don't forget the shadows of the lady's feet. And also to fill in the shadow of the left arm hole of the chair. Great job though.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:36 AM
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Hey Chillin don't forget the shadows of the lady's feet. And also to fill in the shadow of the left arm hole of the chair. Great job though.
Here some of the details... thanks.
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