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Old 04-24-2009, 06:32 AM
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What would you do

I know this is often discussed, but I want to visit this subject again...so in this case, what would you do to get the best result with minimum time.

I want to remove the yellow and blend the colors below the yellow with the colors above so it looks continuous.

Nomally I would use the extract tool to mask the head and carefully cleanup the extraction with either a mask or an eraser. I get a decent look, I do lose a lot of the fine hair when I'm dealing with long hair. I wanted to look at the russell brown video again , but can't find it...maybe that is an appoach I should use to get the best result?

Should I buy an extract plugin to get the best result in the fastest time?

Just wondering the approach you would take...I'm looking for a method...not just your great result

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Old 04-24-2009, 08:10 AM
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Re: What would you do

Hi skydog, don't have time to play now: here is the link to RBS: http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:08 AM
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Re: What would you do

Hi,

for this kind of projects I love the difference mode. I picked up a green value in the lower corner of the pic and a value from the top of the pic and created a simple gradient from that. In a new layer set to difference mode I just filled the layer with the gradient and voila: except from the (now orange) bar in the middle the model is pretty much extracted.

I then tried to recreate the exact gradient from that bar but to no avail. But what gave me a good start was to select a good portion of the left bar, copy into a new layer, transform (stretch) much behind the head and set to difference. Do this for the right side separately, too (gives better results).

The whole procedure takes just a few minutes.

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Old 04-24-2009, 10:26 AM
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Re: What would you do

Don't know if this is what you want, BUT... Tis Quick-N-Dirty
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