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Old 12-11-2005, 12:55 PM
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How can I remove the halos caused by removing a background from a photo with the magic wand in PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 3? Thanks for any help. Tom
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:12 PM
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I don't use Elements, so I'm not sure what tools you have available. Perhaps posting a sample would help me help you. :-)
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:56 PM
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You might try Select>Modify>Border. Pixel range the width of your halo and try using Levels and a bit of Gaussian Blur.

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Old 12-11-2005, 03:02 PM
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Doug has a trick using Levels, (the middle slider) on the Alpha mask.
Isn't that correct, Doug?

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Old 12-11-2005, 05:59 PM
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Use the background eraser tool instead (I'm pretty sure PSE3 has this tool). I usually try this tool first because it's so easy to use and it does a better job than masking for not-too-complex subjects (at least the Paintshop version is.)

If that doesn't work, then you'll be wanting to do layer blending (found in the layer properties dialogs of both PS and PSP--I'm not sure about PSE), or a combination of masking and image arithmetic.

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Old 12-12-2005, 08:54 AM
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How can I remove the halos caused by removing a background from a photo with the magic wand in PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 3? Thanks for any help. Tom
i'm not sure what you mean by halos here. if you're removing a background then there shldnt be anything left, unless you're setting something on a less than 100% opacity and leaving part of the image behind. like swampy said, post an example image so we can see what you mean better.

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Old 12-12-2005, 01:07 PM
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Does elements have the ability to create layer masks?
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:15 AM
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Thanks to all. I am sorry but I am a beginner at this. I am trying to upload an example. SOmetimes the halo is black. Is it best to just erase the border? Tom
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:43 AM
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select the transparent area of your foreground layer and expand the selection by a couple of pixels then press delete.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:27 AM
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Yes, this is exactly what the background eraser is good at. Masking will work, but it's more difficult--I think you should try the background eraser first. Can you post the original image and the replacement background separately?

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