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i am here now.

just preparing the 'no hands' kitten for its daily bandwagon jumping festivities.

what do you guys do to cut something out of a picture? this is the first time i have tried when something has 'fur'. i want to get the edges as smooth as poss. any tips anyone?

(btw - i am just learning photoshop at the moment)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 8:44, archived)
# fur is a little more tricky
but what I do is roughly cut and paste the bit I want into a new transparent image. I then use the erase tool to delete the extra stuff I don't want from around the edges. If you soom in a bit, you can get the sort of detailed care you need. And don't forget that if you start with big images, you'll tidy up a few rough edges when you shrink the image to 280ish pixels for posting here :O)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 8:48, archived)
# excellent
that gives me hope cos that is what i have been trying to do. things are looking up me thinks. photoshop scared me not so long ago.

the only problem now is my imagination. i can never think of funny stuff to post. you guys do all the time. i am sure it will come in time.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 8:52, archived)
# Go
for that whole scattergun approach...
Post enough and eventually something will be funny :-)
out of here - bye!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 8:57, archived)
# good thinking
will try and put that one in to action
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 9:13, archived)
# -
it seems to work for me :-)

if you hang around on this place long enough you'll start seeing strange things in the street.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 9:15, archived)
# There are a number of methods
but usually I use a layer mask to hide the background, and smooth the edges of the mask with a fuzzy brush. This has the advantage that I can change the border of the object anytime I like, and I can also use the mask for quick-and-dirty composition.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 8:49, archived)