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Old 09-03-2009, 11:25 AM
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Separating from background.

Hi,

Can someone help me mask this girl from the background?

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7407/img0178ttv.jpg

I will be grateful
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:50 PM
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Re: Separating from bacground.

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Hi,

Can someone help me mask this girl from the background?

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7407/img0178ttv.jpg

I will be grateful
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The photo offered to work on is very small! For a proper cut-out a copy of the 10meg (if shot at the 10meg provided by the 400D) original would be preferred.

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With your 10meg original and using the native extraction filter you have in Photoshop CS3 you should have no problem cutting this girl out

RUSSELL BROWN'S ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TIPS & TECHNIQUES has a Quick Time video tutorial called Advanced Background Extraction (may take a while to load) that will help you do it

This quickie was done just using a #4 brush and the native Extraction filter with PS V7 on the sample provided (maybe 2 minuets)
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:13 PM
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Re: Separating from bacground.

Doing cutouts is a basic skill that with just a little practice will stay with you. This example was done with a simple image editor by tracing the figure with a blue brush just 2 pixels wide, and then filling the background with blue. Do a search of the forum and you will find many methods and examples to help you.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:52 PM
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Re: Separating from bacground.

For free..........?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:54 PM
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Re: Separating from bacground.

I've been looking for tips only Thanks guys!
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:11 AM
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Re: Separating from bacground.

Well that can be a real pain in the ass. Depends on how good you want it to look, and the result is reflective of how proficient and how much time you put into it. You can try selective color and stuff like that in photoshop, but its going to suck, try it. You can also give a few of the 3rd party masking programs a try, but I have never really had great luck with them, they work, but theres always refining that is required, but they go further than anything in photoshop. you can aslo try masking with channels....basically theres a ton of ways to skin this cat, but in the end, the thing your going to find is the edge refinement in the detail areas, all those feathers are going to drive you nuts. Youd be better off using a photo of a black box on a white background, much easier to mask out lol
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:41 AM
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Re: Separating from bacground.

What I would do is going into channels (probably the blue one, I think that is the darkest) create a new channel from that. Then get use the burn to darken the inside of the figure going all around the edges. Then just paint on the inside with a black brush and you should be able to just cut that selection. You will probably need to refine that selection then, remove white matting/fringing ect.....

There are probably other ways but I like using channels for this kind of thing.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:03 AM
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Re: Separating from background.

this is best way

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/elem...-tutorial.html
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:34 AM
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Re: Separating from background.

Pretty much what I said. :-)
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