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    chrisburton
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    Similar to what Chris did to Chris McGarry, how is this achieved so precise? Are there any tutorials and/or feedback on how to accomplish something like this such as camera preference?

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    #63508

    Johnnyb
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    Are you asking how he cut around the image so precisely or how he took the photo?

    #63509

    chrisburton
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    Cut around so precisely and is there a recommendation on the pixel size to take the picture? Some cameras have the option for 640×320, 1024×768, etc.

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    TheDoc
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    1. Make sure to shoot against a solid color background. Preferably white or black.
    2. Highest resolution possible

    Once you’re in Photoshop you’ll want to use masks, as it makes sure you don’t accidentally erase anything you can’t get back.

    If it’s on a solid color background I like to go Select > Color Range to try and isolate just the background.

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    chrisburton
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    and then what about the outline of the image? Looks like some people use a border or blurring.

    #63513

    Chris Coyier
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    I really didn’t do that good of a job =/ I had a job once where basically all I did was cut clipping paths (pen tool in Photoshop) around stuff. It’s a slow process, but the end result is usually better than any shortcuts (e.g. magic wand).

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    chrisburton
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    Right now I’m testing my “skills” on an image of James Dean. I’ll post the outcome in an hour or two.

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    chrisburton
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    Wow, a lot of work if I wanted it to be perfect. But here’s a quick mockup using Chris McGarry’s wallpaper and James Dean.

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    jamygolden
    Moderator

    Nice.
    The pen tool usually has the best outcome. I use layer masks when I’m feeling lazy though :p

    #63474

    Get Vertus Fluid Max. Its what all the big guns use for cutting shapes from images. Its amazing

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    chrisburton
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    Trying to go around hair is one of the hardest parts of doing this. But, Thanks guys

    #63477

    Jerm993
    Member

    what about using photoshop’s extract feature? filter > extract… it allows you to highlight around the edges then it has a a feature that cleans up the edges quite nicely. I reccomend using the smallest highliter size possible. There are also several videos on youtube about the subject.

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