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Today I’ve a short Photoshop tutorial video I’ve recorded for you.
Hope you like it.
In this tutorial l take you through the two step process I use for extracting/cutting out people from their backgrounds when I want to then composite them into another scene.
Of course it’s not the only technique I use because each picture is different and calls for a different work around, but this one I find works great for extracting people that have something I don’t have all that much of…hair 🙂
I started using this technique because I could never seem to get the results from Photoshop’s Refine Edge that everyone else seemed to be getting; but don’t get me wrong, Refine Edge is quite simply AWESOME, however like almost everything in Photoshop, despite how good it is, it’s very rarely a one click fix…if you know what I mean.
I used to find that I would make a great selection of the subject’s body but then when using Refine Edge to pick up all the fine/stray hairs on their head it would then affect the selection of the body…not anymore though.
So here’s how I make two separate selections…one of the body and one of the head/hair PLUS also I’ve thrown in a couple of extra little tips/tricks too.
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As always if you have any questions/ comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below, but in the mean time, whatever you’re up to have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.