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Old 03-06-2005, 07:38 PM
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Getting a good mask is only half the problem. Usually my bigger concern is how to get believable light.

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Old 03-06-2005, 07:46 PM
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I just saw your post. Well done Flora!

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Old 03-06-2005, 08:29 PM
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Flora,

I'm trying yours and I'm getting pretty close. The only thing I'm kind of lost
in how to correct is, the excessive blue thats showing throw.

I've attached my latest update.

So any help in telling me what I'm missing would be great.



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I hate branches too!!!

That's why I wrote two tutorials about difficult selections .... and talking about branches ... the first one is here ....

But the method I used for your picture is described here...

Hope this helps ... and yes!!! I am cheating too ....

P.S. ... Just yell if you have questions...

realaqu

Great job!!!
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Old 03-06-2005, 10:00 PM
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Never mind. I think I have it. I just had to figure out how to do the last
part (brushing away the extra blue).

Thanks everyone so much for the help and suggestions!!

Doug

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Flora,

I'm trying yours and I'm getting pretty close. The only thing I'm kind of lost
in how to correct is, the excessive blue thats showing throw.

I've attached my latest update.

So any help in telling me what I'm missing would be great.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:42 AM
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Hi everybody,

jclguru,


... don't know where I left my manners, but it was very late for me when I posted here .... Anyway, first of all, Welcome to RP!

Thanks for your feedback and great job you did with your picture!!!

About the "...the excessive blue thats showing throw.", glad you managed to solve it... (near the end on my 'Blend If' Tutorial, I showed how I tackled that particular problem....)

realaqu,

Thanks for your kindness and so glad I could help.

Thanks Dave,

whatever method you used for the masking, you got great results!!!
A "believable light" is my problem too in these cases, for me, it's just a matter of 'trial and error' after I can see both parts of the image together...
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Old 03-07-2005, 02:06 AM
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..me again...

I'm posting this second version 'cause I noticed that in my previous one there was a hard withish edge along the roof's line (leftover from the old background) ... (attachment 2)
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:57 AM
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Hi Doug, as an alternative method for creating a mask, try this tutorial by russell brown www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html scroll down to find Advanced masking.

Using his techniques I did a very quick job on your picture. With a
little more time I'm sure you could do it better.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:05 AM
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Thanks Gary, I'm looking at it now. The actual url is tips_tech.html
(no hyphen, its an underscore).

Doug

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Hi Doug, as an alternative method for creating a mask, try this tutorial by russell brown www.russellbrown.com/tips-tech.html scroll down to find Advanced masking.

Using his techniques I did a very quick job on your picture. With a
little more time I'm sure you could do it better.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:14 AM
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Flora,

OK, here's my latest version. The only real problem I'm having is losing
the branches. If I move the slider to far to the right, to much gets washed
out. If I don't move it enough, not enough is covered. Hope that makes
some sense

Right now I'm using the clone tool to rebuild the branches, but I doubt thats
what you did.

Yours (and everyone elses), looks so perfect. Guess I'm just not sure what I
should do to correct my problem.

Doug

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..me again...

I'm posting this second version 'cause I noticed that in my previous one there was a hard withish edge along the roof's line (leftover from the old background) ... (attachment 2)
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:45 AM
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Oops sorry about the mistype Doug. I had a bit of spare time, so I refined my original post a little by lightening the sky and hand touching the mask a little.

One of the reasons you notice the imperfections in your mask Doug is that you are using a very dark sky which contrasts strongly with the original sky. Therefore even the slightest defect in your mask will be noticeable. By lightening your new sky any "faults" in the mask will be less noticeable.

p.s I've corrected the typo on my link.
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