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Old 06-18-2013, 02:34 PM
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Re: how can i clean this

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Adjust the the contrast (to make a selection), then apply that to the image.
It would make the reflections even worse. I could definitely see quick mask, but with something that straight, pen tool tends to be the easiest. I use quick mask if I'm going to feather more or if the variations are regular enough that pathing it becomes irritating.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:13 PM
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It's pointless to use any automatic masking functions when they require further 'hand' refinement. Better to bite the bullet and do it right first time! Nothing screws a job up worse than crap masking.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:29 PM
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6th vote for pen tool. The tire has a curve and paths create the smoothest curves. Using a brush and quick mask will also work, but it will take more effort to create the same smooth arc.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:15 PM
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6th vote for pen tool. The tire has a curve and paths create the smoothest curves. Using a brush and quick mask will also work, but it will take more effort to create the same smooth arc.
That's what I was thinking. I mean I like quick mask with something wavy where the pen tool might require too many points and where I would have to be careful to avoid kinks due to overlapping handles. Otherwise I prefer the pen tool. You just need a sense where to place your points.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:04 AM
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Re: how can i clean this

honestly this would seem faster masking it out through channels. At least to me thats how it would work out best. then using curves, u can make a very quick selection w/o ever using the pen tool. Sorry for replying late but just wanted to give my input on it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:17 AM
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Re: how can i clean this

hello.
yes, pen tool is the best tool for it! i remember removing the background for whole bike. even the crank or holes.

if you cant get it on your 1st attempt on channels or autos, then give up and use pen tool. or else your time will be wasted looking for a best way.

main point:if white vs white, or color vs its color, then give up on channels/autos.

-mabuhay!
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