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Please see the attached screenshots. I want to cut-out this ornament leaving a transparent background. I used the selection brush along with refine selection. I thought I'd done a decent job until I copied the selection and pasted onto a white background. The edges are jagged and some of the original background, which was outside of the selection, has also been copied over.

Also, if I cut the selection there are remnants of the image left behind.

What am I doing wrong?

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Hi sackwort,

From the screenshots it's not clear what was gone wrong - if the tools/software themselves or the process selection/refine edges performed. The image is quite clean and shouldn't cause much trouble at all. Any chance you can upload/attach the original image so we can try to reproduce/create the selection here too?

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Personally, I think you are better off not to use Refine Edges.

 

Make the selection and put 1 or 2 pixels of feather. or not.

 

I would prefer to use a clipping path to save all that selecting, refining and so on. Like using a scalpel compared to an axe.

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36 minutes ago, toltec said:

I would prefer to use a clipping path to save all that selecting, refining and so on. Like using a scalpel compared to an axe.

Can you explain that a bit more, please?


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42 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Can you explain that a bit more, please?

 

This is probably the best YouTube video on the subject.

 

 

It is in French but well demonstrated. Of course, if your French is good enough. Ces't bon !


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32 minutes ago, toltec said:

Of course, if your French is good enough. Ces't bon !

 

Or even « C’est bon » !! ;)

 


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18 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

Or even « C’est bon » !! ;)

 

 

oOPs: Merde !

 

Finger trouble :$

 

 


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