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Image cropping tips

Apr 27, 2012, 17:48 (This post was last modified: Apr 27, 2012 17:50 by STU9000.)
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Image cropping tips
The colour selector tool is quite handy and fast for selecting regions rounds objects in images that you would like to edit into another file, however it tends only to work effectively where there is a marked colour contrast between the object and the surroundings.

Sometimes the only way to cut that object out is to go round it manually with the free select tool which can of course be quite a laborious task.

So I just wondered if anyone had any interesting tips for doing this?

One technique I have discovered, which sometimes works quite well is to quickly select round the object with the free select tool leaving a smallspace. Invert the selection and perform a Gaussian blur, then use the colour select tool. I have found that this helps the software to select more of the appropriate region you want to clear, and then if there are any bits left you just go round it and rub them out with the rubber tool.

It doesn't always work, but sometimes it can save you a bit of time.

Another way could be to select regions of the image and perform a colour select on that specific region, thus possibly avoiding the software inadvertently selecting parts of the object that you don't want to clear. I'm not sure how to do that though without cropping the image down. Of course if that happens you can always cut and paste a rough cut out of the objects inner region and copy and paste into a new layer and merge.
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Apr 29, 2012, 15:06
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RE: Image cropping tips
Cheers ofnuts, will have a look at those links..
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