Photoshop and Extract?

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by Superman, 19 Mar 2009.

  1. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I'm rubbish at extracting parts of images, for example around people.
    I would appreciate any tips you have?
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    Magnetic Lasso tool :) Enables you to draw around stuff fairly accurately. Takes a bit of tweaking sometimes but it;s pretty good.

    Also, I tend to use another option called the Quick Mask tool. It enables you to paint onto the photo/picture which then turns into a selection at the click of a button. Hard to explain, but it's something like a masking/overlay tool.

    This page describes it a little better:

    http://www.idigitalemotion.com/tutorials/guest/mask/mask.html
     
  3. vauxhallmark

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    If you can get it, or know a mate who has it, Photoshop Elements (about £50) has an extract tool that is powered by witchcraft - it is unbelievable, and about 100 times easier than doing the same thing in Photoshop. I think they may have incorporated it into Photoshop CS4, but I don't have that so can't confirm.

    It's definitely in Photoshop Elements 5 or above.

    If you get the chance to give it a go or see it in action try it - you'll be amazed. There might be a demo on Adobe's website.

    Mark
     
  4. Dan Crawford

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    The pen tool is the most accurate method but also the slowest (depending on how good you are ;) )
     
  5. Joecoral

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    :lol:
     
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