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Old 03-07-2014, 05:34 AM
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Cutout bicycle

I try to make a path and cut bike's in photohop. Seems to be really hard. I shoot on white studio background with enough lightning. But I never had picture quality like here: http://www.bbyxsports.ro/ I do not know how they manage to do that cutout incredible. You can see even out points of tires.

the biggest problem I have it in the spokes because of their light is reflected

my question: how to light and what tools to use in photoshop to have a cutout so professional.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:44 AM
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Re: Cutout bicycle

Pen tool.

Then refine with soft brush low opacity and smudge tool.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:38 AM
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Re: Cutout bicycle

I would suggest reviewing different extraction techniques and choosing the one that best serves your task.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:53 PM
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Re: Cutout bicycle

I wouldn't use the smudge tool at all. I would probably use the pen tool to path it out. If you're having an issue with halos, those can be retouched out. When you have a mask available, there's no reason you can't use it as a stencil for retouch work as opposed to just a dropout for the background. Experiment on a small area first, because there is a slight learning curve with where to place the points and how to deal with halos. You can always chop typically 1-2 pixels of haloing as necessary when it comes to pixels that are largely influenced by their background. The shape of the object should take priority though, and the paths should be smooth.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:01 PM
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Re: Cutout bicycle

I also bicycle a lot, so I look at a lot of catalogs and books pertaining to cycling, and, I have to say, 95% of designers of said materials (including websites) start with a simple design of bicycles placed on white backgrounds, and then have them shot that way.

Personally, I would never accept a job that required cutting out spokes. Retouching hell, and, well, poor design and follow through.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:33 PM
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I also bicycle a lot, so I look at a lot of catalogs and books pertaining to cycling, and, I have to say, 95% of designers of said materials (including websites) start with a simple design of bicycles placed on white backgrounds, and then have them shot that way.

Personally, I would never accept a job that required cutting out spokes. Retouching hell, and, well, poor design and follow through.
I agree. No professional would shoot it that way.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:01 PM
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I also bicycle a lot, so I look at a lot of catalogs and books pertaining to cycling, and, I have to say, 95% of designers of said materials (including websites) start with a simple design of bicycles placed on white backgrounds, and then have them shot that way.

Personally, I would never accept a job that required cutting out spokes. Retouching hell, and, well, poor design and follow through.
It's quite annoying to path stuff like that, as you have to be careful about the shape of the path. Sometimes you can't afford to really chop things like haloing, as it would screw up the shape. How would you expect them to shoot the bikes though?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:32 PM
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Personally, I would never accept a job that required cutting out spokes.
Then don't be aghast when said work is sent to Asia.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:18 AM
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I'm cool with that. Garbage in, garbage out.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:54 AM
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It's quite annoying to path stuff like that, as you have to be careful about the shape of the path. Sometimes you can't afford to really chop things like haloing, as it would screw up the shape. How would you expect them to shoot the bikes though?
On a white seamless lit for 0.3 stop under pure white so you don't get the haloing, perhaps with focus shifting or even tilt shift lens.

It's no brain surgery.
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