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Old 10-06-2011, 05:29 PM
Brandon McCann Brandon McCann is offline
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advanced selecting.

On the picture I am working on, it requires the enrichment of pool bricks. The problem with that is the color of the bricks are also part of the color of the people in the photo. I am wondering of a way to select just the bricks? I'll paint them one by one if I have to but i really don't want that.

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:50 PM
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Re: advanced selecting.

Hi Psycho- you could select the bricks and include the people. Then cut and paste it making a new layer.
Then make a new layer behind that- fill it with super bright green so you can see the layer above- your bricks and people.
Use your eraser on that top layer to get rid of the people.
Trash the bright green layer after the people have been erased.

You can also look at the image and the RGB Channel difference possibilities- the individual R, G, B channels can show differences not apparent in full RGB color view.
A sample Jpeg can provide us with more info for other suggestions.

best regards
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:39 PM
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Re: advanced selecting.

and also another problem is that i would like to keep the grey in between the bricks.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:12 PM
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Re: advanced selecting.

I suggest:
- quick selection tool on bricks
- add hue/sat adjustment layer (that will at the same time turn the selection into a Layer Mask
- adjust as needed
- use refine mask with the layer mask to fine tune the mask as desired

Computer still at shop until tomorrow morning so cannot provide an example
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: advanced selecting.

How about selecting color range choosing localized color clusters and adjusting the fuzziness. Either over or under. I would go over then mask out the grout / seams. Then as far as getting the models out I would use the pen tool (My preference) or the quick selection tool with refine edge.

*EDIT* Forgot to say use hue/sat adjustment layer or levels / curves to season to your masonry.

Last edited by Conrad_T; 10-06-2011 at 11:48 PM. Reason: add more instructions
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:47 AM
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Re: advanced selecting.

DO you know how the pen tool works?
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:23 AM
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Re: advanced selecting.

You can do this with a color seperation layer.
And then replace color.
Only replace color will not work.

I made the bricks red.

Great photo.
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