posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 11:56 PM
reply to post by Zarniwoop
I use the quick selection tool. Get it as close as possible with that. If i have to, i will incrase the brightness/contrast of an image to draw out
the edges a little more so i can use the quick selection tool more effectively..
Sometimes I may select the part of the image I don't want, if i think the tool will do better at finding those edges. I can then simply use
"Select-inverse" to change it to what I want.
Sometimes, if the unwanted area is a solid color, I may use "Select-color range", and click on the color that represents the area I don't want. If i
end up selecting a bit of the part I want (because of selecting by color), i may use the quick select tool, but use the "minus" function on the tool
to deselect the part I want to keep.
Anyway, once i get the section I want selected, I will use "Select-Refine Edge". First I will move the edge to a -5 or so (this removes over trimmed
area and eliminates that white border the quick selection tool usually leaves you with). I then will put contrast all the way to the right, radius
almost all the way to the left. Then adjust smooth and feather to get the edges and smooth and even as I can without losing detail.
From there, it is just a quick touch up with the pencil eraser tool.
ETA: i check my work with a ctrl-x, and look at the part that gets left behind. If it is acceptable, i will see the thinnest of outlines from the
image I just cut out. Then I can ctrl-v to paste the image back in. There it sits until I drag it to the canvas. Since that is usually right away,
I can see the resulting border. If the border is trimmed poorly, I will ctrl-alt-v to step backwards until I have the edge selection highlighted
again. I do some simple refining (usually select-refine edge- and move the edge in another -2 pixels).
edit on 17-3-2013 by bigfatfurrytexan
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