Cropping subject from background?


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ptred

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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. :cry:

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

dkw

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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.

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ortega

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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.
 

Amekaze

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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.
 

ptred

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Thanks all for the advice. Looks much better now. :)
 

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