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TyChee 17 275 1 United States
25 Feb 2009 12:39AM
Beautiful capture and great car.
Ty
Grifoto 13 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 12:47AM
Lovely image, perfectly framed.

HoPeY
texon88 13 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 12:53AM
If you mean your trying to take out the background colour you can use the lasso tool to select the area you want to change then just use the fill tool to change it to the colour youre wanting....if thats what you mean...

Great image by the way! Tom
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
25 Feb 2009 1:03AM
You have captured the shine perfectly. - gary
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
25 Feb 2009 2:12AM
I use the lasso tool but it is almost impossible to keep clicking around the car and get it perfect. Do many of you use that tablet where you use a stylo to draw around what you want to remove. I've noticed on lots of the flowers the bg is filled with a color. How does one remove perfectly, like so many of you do? Maybe it just takesa lot of time and practice. Thanks....
karenO 13 3 1 England
25 Feb 2009 2:41AM
I use two layers - convert the top one to black and white (so i can see what i'm doing) then use the eraser to remove the object from the top layer ( it will show through in colour from the bottom layer). Then i change the background of the top layer with either the fill tool or if i want to keep a little detail, like shadows, by reducing the saturation and brightness to almost black. Then i merge the two layers.
Thats probably a totally round the houses way of doing it but its the way i changed to doing it as, like you, i couldnt get decent results with the lasso - i felt they always looked like cut-outs. But my attempts are pretty amateurish - there are a couple in my gallery.
Really interested to hear any more answers to this as its something i was thinking about just tonight

Fab image!
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
25 Feb 2009 2:51AM
What a great capture of a wonderful old Packard, such great work.
Bob
f8 18 9.2k 22 England
25 Feb 2009 4:09AM

Quote:I use the lasso tool but it is almost impossible to keep clicking around the car and get it perfect. Do many of you use that tablet where you use a stylo to draw around what you want to remove. I've noticed on lots of the flowers the bg is filled with a color. How does one remove perfectly, like so many of you do? Maybe it just takesa lot of time and practice. Thanks....

When you use the lasso tool go to the feather tool in the tool bar and put about 15px in the box that will give you an idea of what you will be doing,adjust afterwards as nescessary.
25 Feb 2009 5:49AM
well done,my friend
iancam 13 23 England
25 Feb 2009 6:05AM
Superb image
Ian
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
25 Feb 2009 6:21AM
A great image, well captured. Carol
25 Feb 2009 6:35AM
Looks good to me, well done
Maggie
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 8:06AM
Beautiful/
Scott
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
25 Feb 2009 12:33PM
Good composition
Stace 14 2 2 England
25 Feb 2009 4:45PM
Great capture

Stace
goso 15 2 1 Australia
25 Feb 2009 5:59PM
Great pic of a great car Sandy - can't help with the technical stuff though....Bill
25 Feb 2009 7:28PM
love this shot
KP 13 6 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 10:45PM
Great shot
26 Feb 2009 8:29AM
Lovely shot of a lovely car. You've got the shine and tones etc. really nicely.
You may want to try some good books on technique for your b/g problem; authors like Martin Evening cover that sort of thing well. karenO's technique is good, too.
(No, I'm not an expert, so I'll shut up now!)
gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2009 4:41PM
Lovely capture,like to see more of it...
Gerry
IFIMAGE 14 143 Wales
1 Mar 2009 8:52PM
Like it, sorry can't help with the background.

Ian..

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