Help with extraction...

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Sunshine_boy
Sunshine_boy OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,823
Re: Help with extraction...

photogirl44 wrote:

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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Ralph Ramirez wrote:

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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Ralph Ramirez Veteran Member • Posts: 6,975
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Sunshine_boy wrote:

Ralph Ramirez wrote:

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

photogirl44 Contributing Member • Posts: 633
Re: Help with extraction...

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

Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 6,201
Re: Help with extraction...

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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Sunshine_boy
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Thanks Gary for the useful technique... 

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Jack Sofield Senior Member • Posts: 2,271
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Hey Gary,

Thanks for a useful link.

Cheers

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