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Need help precisely isolating an object in Photoshop

 
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Nov 21, 2013 13:35 |  #1

I'm doing a product shoot and have never been great at PS. I've gotten close to isolating the object but I just can't seem to get it precise. I've tried adding and subtracting while going around the image but I can never get it perfect.

I'd love to learn some tricks in order to precisely isolate the object in order to have a 100% white background. If you look closely, the jaggedness becomes annoyingly present. Here's the picture in question:

http://farm8.staticfli​ckr.com …82810084_4db8e0​4506_o.jpg (external link)


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Nov 21, 2013 14:59 |  #2

Looks like the pen tool would be a good choice. I suck at using it but I am sure that there are some good tutorials.




  
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Nov 21, 2013 16:55 |  #3

You could also use refine edge, and adjust the sliders on the mask.




  
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Nov 21, 2013 17:08 |  #4

could you post the original image?


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Nov 21, 2013 18:53 |  #5

Here are a couple of places to start:

http://tv.adobe.com …refining-selection-edges/ (external link)

http://planetphotoshop​.com/using-refine-edge.html (external link)

Try these search terms for more results: "photoshop refine edge" and "photoshop select hair".


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Nov 21, 2013 19:04 |  #6

This sort of thing, always use the pen tool, if you don't know how to use it, learn it :)

Refine edge on the mask is fine, but will not work 100% of the time.

Hard edges for me, pen tool (vector mask). Soft edges = pen tool + eraser (masked), but for hair I use the calculations method, will need a page or so to explain that one ;)


A great resource for tips and tutorials here: http://psd.tutsplus.co​m …otoshop-get-started-here/ (external link)

Or, if you are after an accurate selection, use the pen tool, if you don;t have time on your hands, use the tragic wand...


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Nov 21, 2013 22:47 |  #7

For this image, I'd use the "Selecting areas in PS" link in Need to remove a background from something?

For something like hair: Russell Brown Tips & Techniques: Advanced Masking (external link)
The advanced tut video: http://av.adobe.com/ru​ssellbrown/ExtractSM.m​ov (external link)


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Nov 21, 2013 23:38 |  #8

Awesome, thanks so much for the responses. Definitely gonna check these out!


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Nov 22, 2013 05:46 |  #9

If you do a lot of this stuff, you might want this

http://www.topazlabs.c​om/remask/ (external link)


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Nov 22, 2013 06:19 |  #10

Great suggestions...
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Nov 22, 2013 09:42 |  #11

Shane W wrote in post #16471396 (external link)
If you do a lot of this stuff, you might want this

http://www.topazlabs.c​om/remask/ (external link)

Haven't I seen that exact same method in PS at least going back to PSCS?


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