Help with extraction...

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Sunshine_boy
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In reply to photogirl44, Jun 30, 2013

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This was a hard one for me. Hope you like it.

That's an excellent extraction and b/g PhG. I certanly like it and envy the quality of extraction you achieved. Thank you

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In reply to Ralph Ramirez, Jun 30, 2013

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My attempt...........Ralph

Thank you Ralph. Great result and a nice b/g. In fact I have this b/g in my 'store', I'll remember it for future portraits. Cheers

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My attempt...........Ralph

Thank you Ralph. Great result and a nice b/g. In fact I have this b/g in my 'store', I'll remember it for future portraits. Cheers

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Thanks Sunshine. That too is my favorite b/g that I use it quite often. I sometimes, as I did in this case,modify it slightly.  The original is much lighter but I duplicate it and change the top layer to multiply which gives a different look. Below is the original that I got from Ronny..........Ralph

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In reply to Sunshine_boy, Jun 30, 2013

Thank you.  I'm still working on learning how to extract.

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In reply to Sunshine_boy, Jun 30, 2013

I used the dodge tool on a copy of the red channel and set it above the original in luminosity mode.

Now the quick selection tool will work well and the selection can be easily edited in quick mask mode. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WS649373C8-0D0C-4239-A2E2-B11124094BCB.html    With the selection still active and saved to an alpha channel, extract the subject and clean up any 'fuzzies' with a layer mask. Once you're happy with the 'sharp version', exit quick mask mode, and save to a new alpha channel. The first one can now be deleted.

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Thanks Gary for the useful technique... 

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In reply to Babine, Jun 30, 2013

Hey Gary,

Thanks for a useful link.

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