Okay, for some reason this particular issue has been something beyond my capability since day one of digital photography. I have tried a number of masking programs (Remask, Fluidmask to name just two) as well as the 'Refine Edge' tool in CC and watched & read hours of tutorials, but no matter what, I cannot get something that even remotely resembles a good mask. Fortunately, it rarely comes up for me, other than as a personal thing, but I have set myself a goal of getting JUST ONE right. So: here's the source image: and the best (this is using Topaz Remask 5) that I have been able to manage is this clearly totally amateurish effort: Please note: I do NOT want someone to do this for me. I'm damn well going to learn to do it at least passably well, or there's going to be a computer rolling down my street. Any tips that you have, tutorials... I'm not even adverse to buying (yet another) piece of software, but I shouldn't need to.