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Cutting out Background Question

Oct 6, 2014, 03:15
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Cutting out Background Question
Hi
I have been trying my heart out to cut out the picture of Kylie from the background. I think it is almost impossible due to the background color being similar to the color of her hair. I must say, I have only been trying to do it as a project in an effort to hone my skills on cutting out the background of objects. I would appreciate any help on this or any comments on how one should go about it. Many Thanks ... Gary


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Oct 6, 2014, 08:06
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RE: Cutting out Background Question
You might find the G'MIC plugin for GIMP useful for this.

It's Smart foreground extraction tool works quite well: http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t...8b53d59786

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Oct 6, 2014, 08:27
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RE: Cutting out Background Question
The eternal fine hair problem.

I thought give gmic a try.

This is what the dialog looks like http://i.imgur.com/BICSFES.jpg
(this gmic filter is going to give a great boost to mouse makers as left and right mouse button micro-switches die from over use)

You do get a result & with a bit of erasing and cloning http://i.imgur.com/AeeYDjg.jpg
a bit quick, needs more time on repair.

but, for that particular image, those areas of shadow are going to be a problem. They look terrible with a new background.

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