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10 minutes ago, toltec said:

I prefer the Pen tool. Two minutes and no refining needed.

 

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Why do things the easy way when you can go bug hunting lol!


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30 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

 

Why do things the easy way when you can go bug hunting lol!

 

Quite right, I'm all in favour of a bit of bug hunting.:D

 

The pixel selection / refine edges approach doesn't work well for everything. Making selections are often so much easier and better with the Pen tool.

 

But, not always ;)

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2 minutes ago, Bigby said:

but it's not very convenient with more complicated, larger objects. ; )

 

Or smaller more fluffy objects ;)

 

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27 minutes ago, toltec said:

Or smaller more fluffy objects ;)

 

Or larger, more fluffy objects! :P

 

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1 minute ago, Alfred said:

 

Or larger, more fluffy objects! :P

 

 

I didn't know you were taking my picture :$


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5 minutes ago, toltec said:

I didn't know you were taking my picture :$

 

I always try to be discreet! xD

 


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29 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

I always try to be discreet! xD

 

 

 

Like one of those Pizzarapper photographers?


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15 minutes ago, toltec said:

I didn't know you were taking my picture :$

Data protection policy anybody? :) (just in case!)


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you guys are so funny

 

biggest takeaway: need better pictures + pay attention to background.

 

having said that, i just can't get my head round how to use the pen tool.

is there a video that explains how to select areas + add further selections?

 

i assume it does a lot more - hence why most tutorial videos are 30+ minutes.

 

in regards blurriness... this i get in places where the background is a similar colour.

 

QUESTION: what background should i go for?

all white? assuming even if white subject... the cutting out will be more forgiving?

 

thanks

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