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Cutting Out (?) Images

Posted 10 October 2002 - 07:45 PM

i don't know if i'm using the correct term, but what is the best way to 'cutout' an image? i can normally get it to look right, but it takes a while, and i feel like there must be a better way.

here's a screenshot of what i'm talking about:
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also, heres the link to the image after i tried to cut it out the first time:
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it just looks plain shoddy. the shading from the image makes it have sort of a border, and if you look up by his hair the wall is still there in places. i could hack around and fix this, but i'm hoping theres a method to doing this quicker. i run into it every day!

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Re: Cutting Out (?) Images

Posted 10 October 2002 - 08:03 PM

i ushally use the magic wand tool , if it looks crappy i do it by hand , pixel by pixel ushally in ms paint if im using a shade like white or something , otherwise , magic wand in Photoshop 7 , also PSP has some nice tools for that kind of thing ... :alien:
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Posted 10 October 2002 - 08:04 PM

i used the magic wand there... and i normally result to 'fixing' it pixel by pixel.. thats what i was talking about when i said "there must be another way", though. i sure hope there is and we both get edumuhcated.
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Posted 10 October 2002 - 08:20 PM

I really dont mind doing it by hand , if i have the time , it makes the image REAL easy to edit and play with after its done pixel by pixel , its a pain in the ass but personally , i dont mind all that much , Check out PSP 7 , maybe it will have some tools that will work better for you , i have used it once or twice for stuff like this but i ushally stick to photoshop ..... B)
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Posted 10 October 2002 - 08:23 PM

yeah.. i don't feel like using Paint Shop Pro, much less downloading it. i've downloaded and uninstalled it way too many times. i'm digging photoshop7 and fireworks MX right now. still getting the hang of fireworks, actually. no time for new shizzy.
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Re: Cutting Out (?) Images

Posted 10 October 2002 - 08:27 PM

Ive never tryed fire works yet , is it any better then photoshop ?
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Posted 10 October 2002 - 08:31 PM

for certain things... i use photoshop more, but thats just because its all i've used since 3.0. a friend of mine has been showing me advantages of fw for web graphics and other things, however...
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Posted 22 October 2002 - 07:19 AM

hey man,

i feel that the best way to cut out an image is to trace around it with paths (with the pen tool). then all you have to do is turn the path into a selection, inverse it and delete around it. that's how i did this image. the path tool just makes for a lot cleaner cuts.
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Re: Cutting Out (?) Images

Posted 22 October 2002 - 08:20 AM

you can also use the extract feature, Filters>Extract
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Posted 22 October 2002 - 10:59 AM

I prefer using the lasso combined with the wand tool. If you don't want that hard edge, just feather you selection. Then delete the BG, it will smooth out the hard edge.
You can also add or subtract from your selection be usinf Shift to add and Alt to subtract.

Here a link on the extract feature:
http://www.soniacole...od4/method4.htm

I rarely use in myself, if teh image is a tuff one. Generally with long or stragly hair. I preferr to Mask or Quick Mask

If you do alot of this kind of work check out Knockout2:
http://www.procreate.com/
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Re: Cutting Out (?) Images

Posted 22 October 2002 - 11:07 AM

nickwills, on Oct 22 2002, 08:19 AM, said:

hey man,

i feel that the best way to cut out an image is to trace around it with paths (with the pen tool). then all you have to do is turn the path into a selection, inverse it and delete around it. that's how i did this image. the path tool just makes for a lot cleaner cuts.

Holy shite, is there like 8 of you in that picture?!
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Posted 22 October 2002 - 11:30 AM

oh frig- the first time i saw that I thought it was just the ghost effect to it. cool buddy
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Posted 22 October 2002 - 11:44 AM

I have seen that picture before on here , and as i said before , i will say again , that's freaky as hell , VARY nice work done there . that pic would make a nice splash or something for a site ... :alien:
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Re: Cutting Out (?) Images

Posted 22 October 2002 - 01:01 PM

skyhawk133, on Oct 22 2002, 12:07 PM, said:

nickwills, on Oct 22 2002, 08:19 AM, said:

hey man,

i feel that the best way to cut out an image is to trace around it with paths (with the pen tool). then all you have to do is turn the path into a selection, inverse it and delete around it. that's how i did this image. the path tool just makes for a lot cleaner cuts.

Holy shite, is there like 8 of you in that picture?!

actually, its my bud nathan. but yea, there is 8 of him in there. gotta love that effect. i'll say it once more, the pen tool is the only way to go my friends. in that picture i made, the shots weren't exactly the same, but after i was done editing around him with paths, it was as smooth as a baby's bottom.
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Re: Cutting Out (?) Images

Post icon  Posted 12 November 2002 - 07:34 PM

I use the magnetic lasoo tool in PS7 alot.. It's one of the most conveient (sp?) features about PS if you ask me :D
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