IMAGE EDITING BLOG OF GRAFI OFFSHORE

High- End Clipping for Hair and Fur in images

High- End Clipping for Hair and Fur in images
Working on images that require high-end quality is quite complicated, unless one knows the tricks. For processing any images into design, image clipping is one of the first part that needs to be considered for the quality output.Usually most designs need a normal clipping of an image. But when it comes to high-end printing, detailing part is the most important thing to keep in mind.For processing / clipping the...

New Select and Mask Feature

Good news for Refine edge users! In latest Photoshop 15.5, this tool has been improvised and revamped as select and mask feature (Refine edge option is no longer available now). It’s much easier now to make selections of tricky areas such as hair, furs, etc with this new feature. Let’s see how to use it. Below is sample raw file we will use: We can start by making rough selection of model with any...

Focus Mask

There is a new add up feature  in Photoshop CC 2014 – Focus Mask, for selecting images based on focus area. With the help of this tool it is very quick and easy to cut out images in limited period of time. Go to – Select > Focus Area Photoshop will automatically analyse the image based on focus area. As per our requirement, we can add or subtract other areas of image. We can also adjust parameters option...

Using Vector Mask for best quality

You must have noticed that when you use layer mask, it creates a soft edged mask around the selected area of the object. Later when you transform such masked area, you will get jagged edged object. The quality of the image degrades if such image is transformed or converted into higher resolution later on. We can avoid this by using vector mask. Make a selection using a path or take an object created using shape...

Use Refine Edge to cutout hair images

For the designers, cutting out the hair image is one of the tough and time consuming task. With Refine Edge option in Photoshop CS5, there won’t be any further headaches for designers to make selections of such images.Now to make selection of the lady, first we can simply make the selection using path tool in Photoshop. Make sure the selection is taken inside from the edges. Then you can go to Select >...

Using alpha channel to cutout images with furs, hairs, etc

Image Source: Boland Masking helps us to make changes in a part of the image, preserving other part of the same image. Alpha Channel is useful option to define the image in white, black and gray shades making it easier for us to make selection based on those colors. As you see in image I2, white part becomes the selection area, black becomes the unwanted area to get rid of, whereas the gray portion acts as the part...