separating an object from background

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  1. leepster

    leepster New Member

    seems like an easy thing to do if the object is easy to select, right? i've seen tutorials for selecting objects like hair but what about a net or a basket or a tennis racket? or a wire container? seems like no matter which way i think about doing the action, its a pain to select all the wires in these group of pictures i need to photoshop. right now, i'm using the technique of quick mask mode, line tool and paint brush tool for the round edges. anybody have a suggestion on a faster way or a shortcut?
  2. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

    A big screen and a steady hand with the "magic wand".
  3. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

    pen tool probably
    link to image would help
  4. notarypublic

    notarypublic New Member

    Depends on what you need the final result for - if you need a vector out of it, I would use the pen tool. If you just need the selection, try doing a select by color - like so.
  5. lindavictoria

    lindavictoria New Member

    I guess sometimes it's easier to use the pen tool, to select the small unwanted areas, like the space between grids in a basket, then hit the 'Del' button to remove pixels there. And for the larger areas you may use magic wand, however, to be accurate, it's better to set smaller tolerance, I sometimes even set it as '1px'. Hope these works for you.
  6. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

    could also use a channels mask too but depends on teh contrast

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