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Jun 17, 2014 11:54 |  #46

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I'd shoot against a chroma-key background and make masking your subject an automagic job - then you can convert the background into anything you would like. Otherwise, you need to flag your lights and isolate the lighting away from the background to avoid the gradient spill that the current background is receiving.

I don't know anything about chroma-key backgrounds, but I will definitely Google. Thanks!


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Jun 17, 2014 11:55 |  #47

Six6Sicks - Once you get used to the pen tool, how long should post processing on a pic, like this take?


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Jun 17, 2014 11:59 |  #48

HoldyourfireAl wrote in post #16977114 (external link)
And, just to be sure, from what you are saying, don't get super close to the statue? Leave, at least, a one pixel space & then modify it after the first go around?

No, get as close as you can. Split the outer most pixel and the one next to it .

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Jun 17, 2014 12:03 |  #49

HoldyourfireAl wrote in post #16977204 (external link)
Six6Sicks - Once you get used to the pen tool, how long should post processing on a pic, like this take?

This would be a good time to insert a reminder than users who have newer versions of photoshop may not have comparable experiences to yours with the older CS2.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 12:51 |  #50

kirkt wrote in post #16977116 (external link)
I'd shoot against a chroma-key background and make masking your subject an automagic job - then you can convert the background into anything you would like. Otherwise, you need to flag your lights and isolate the lighting away from the background to avoid the gradient spill that the current background is receiving.

I think in this case there's a significant risk of color cast from the background bouncing/reflecting onto the subject.


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Jun 17, 2014 12:55 |  #51

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No, get as close as you can. Split the outer most pixel and the one next to it .

Like so:
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Gotcha.


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Jun 17, 2014 12:55 |  #52

gonzogolf wrote in post #16977223 (external link)
This would be a good time to insert a reminder than users who have newer versions of photoshop may not have comparable experiences to yours with the older CS2.

Is the pen tool that much different in the different versions?


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Jun 17, 2014 13:29 |  #53

HoldyourfireAl wrote in post #16977345 (external link)
Is the pen tool that much different in the different versions?

Based on my limited use pretty much all of the selection tools have gotten better with newer versions of photoshop.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 13:52 |  #54

I use the free, downloadable CS2

Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no such thing. You are pirating their software and you've just let the world know it.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 13:55 |  #55

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Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no such thing. You are pirating their software and you've just let the world know it.

Not entirely true.
It was a mistake on Adobe's part but they haven't removed the download links.

Easy there internet police.


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Jun 17, 2014 14:02 |  #56

How many here would like their work stolen?


Not the internet police, just an honest person. Imagine that.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 14:06 |  #57

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How many here would like their work stolen?


Not the internet police, just an honest person. Imagine that.

If Adobe was as worried as you, don't you think they would remove the download links?
Clearly Adobe doesn't really care and isn't calling anyone a thief.


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Jun 17, 2014 14:23 |  #58

texkam wrote in post #16977472 (external link)
Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no such thing. You are pirating their software and you've just let the world know it.

Really?!?!? I had no idea.


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Jun 17, 2014 14:27 |  #59

texkam wrote in post #16977512 (external link)
How many here would like their work stolen?


Not the internet police, just an honest person. Imagine that.

Well, what's the story? And if it makes you feel any better, my brother in law gave me his CS2 disk years ago when he purchased a newer version. I hardly ever used it. Now that I'm getting more & more into photography, post processing has become a useful tool, to say the least. I couldn't find my disk at one point, after I got a new computer & when I heard about the free download from a legitimate source, like cNet or something, I made sure to get it. What's the whole story now?


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Jun 17, 2014 14:34 |  #60

Really?!?!? I had no idea. Well, what's the story?

Research the topic yourself. Read what Adobe says and make your own decision.

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