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avoiding the paper doll look?

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Old 11-21-2001, 09:59 AM
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Here's a simple but effective way I learned. Make a selection around the bride, feather 2 - 4 pixles. Invert the selection and hit delete. That will erase the background. Then you can use the gradient tool, or fill with a solid color to create a background.

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Good tip Larry. Have to keep that in mind.
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Old 11-21-2001, 12:05 PM
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Glad I was able to give something back for all the good tips you guys gave me. It also works well to do a vinette. Just use a bit more feathering say, 8-10, or however much you desire. Just make sure the background is white.

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Old 11-26-2001, 08:39 PM
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Vary your feather on the tool along with the transparency. Hair should have a high feather and transparency. Distinct edges need a very low feather and transparency.

I was just reading this tip that you sent me, but I don't really understand this part, which I guess is the main part, can you explain how to do this in an easier way for me please...... sorry I don't mean to appear to be dense. But I certainly appreciate your help.
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One tip that I can offer is when using a mask to clean up a selection, once you are at the "about finished" point, try doing a levels adjustment on the mask, not the actual selection but the mask only. As you move the left slider towards the center, the mask expands. This is one method I use to fine tune the mask when it doesn't quite have the clean look I am looking for.
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Old 12-07-2001, 04:56 PM
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Sounds like you get more control than using the expand or contract commands for the selection. I'll have to remember that one. Thanks
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