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    Is there anyway I can distinguish a subject (eg. car) from the background efficiently using PS? Tedious oso nvm...

    I tried zooming in and erasing the background manually, but the edges turn out jagged. Used masking but the boundary gets chipped off.

    Trying to do a jpeg of my passport photo for keeps, as well as online submission of documents.

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    Roughly "Magnetic Lasso--> Copy --> New Layer --> Paste"? Check out the Digital Darkroom section for the experts' advice, I ain't very good at PS either.

    Cheers,

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    thers an extract command in ps.....

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    It depends on the subject and the background, some are easy, while others takes hours. Sometimes it is easier to re shoot on a white background.

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    For well defined edges, use the pen tool. It can allow for very precise selections. As for edges like hair, fur, etc... Extract would be a better choice. With the pen tool, selections will come out crisp and sharp... so you may want to do a feather (1-3 pixels will be fine). Alternatively, you can use the blur tool to blur the hard edges too.
    Last edited by Amekaze; 14th December 2004 at 04:29 PM.

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    Thanks all for the advice. Looks much better now.

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