Masking in PP problem

Started Feb 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
kkardster Veteran Member • Posts: 9,071
Re: Masking in PP problem

By posting your modified image, we don't really see what you see is missing. Perhaps if you posted the original as well someone might give it a go to see if they can help you improve on the masking.

I also use PSP and have had similar issues - here's my workflow, which I think must be able to be improved upon:

  1. Use the magic wand select tool to select either the foreground or background, often piecing it together by holding down shift (to add) or ctrl (to subtract) areas that I click on.
  2. Once I have the majority selected, I'll switch to the free-hand selector and use one or more broad captures to ensure that any obvious "misses" are included.
  3. I'll then zoom in and do the same along the selection edges to adjust them where necessary.
  4. Finally, if necessary, I'll invert the mask to change the focus.

The above can be very time consuming...

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