Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by PNA, Sep 6, 2007.
It's not professional, but I gave it a try....about an hour and half.
that's awesome! You should make that your avatar!
Thanks, that's a good suggestion.....I'm tired of looking at myself anyway!
Looks pretty good PNA. I don't know how you made your selection, but if the dog has a layer mask defining the selection, you can easily clean up the white around the ears by first using the blur tool along those edges (on the layer mask), followed by the burn tool set to shadows, and probably around 50-60%. A few passes of blur first, then burn will burn that white edge off.
Sorry this isn't really on topic but who did your website Matt?
No, I flattened the layers....mistake!
I extracted and cleaned at the same time.
Tried bluring and burning, which did not occur to me, big difference.....thanks.
Looks great IMO. The white edges aren't even that bad it could just as well be some of the dogs fur if you know what I mean.
Looks like a pretty clean extraction...a little bit of halo, but Matt has addressed that. Keep in mind that it will look better if the front image matches the background image a little more.
Extraction is a basic skill of digital artists (photoshop etc)...although it's maybe not as common for typical or traditional photographers. It's a great skill to have...and like any skill, practice makes perfect. I like to find images that catch my eye and just practice extracting. There are several ways to go about it and even more ways to fine tune it. So keep it up.
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