View Full Version : feathering in photoshop?? Help my image sucks.

08-21-2006, 02:15 AM
hey ya,
so im no expert at all in cs2 photoshop and am in need to some advice to per--- fect an image i am wanting to use in a flash animation. (some may remember the flash q i asked earlier this week - speaking of which you will c my progress)

so the edges of my person i cut out look mega dodgey and not smooth at all.
How do i get the edges of my person all flush and feathered nicely

wanna see the example? http://myspace.com/kyliejones
click to activate the top banner swf, then rollover the bouy in thewater on the leftside horizon eye level. See how my girlfriends image looks real crap.

how to fix this pls guys and girls.

08-21-2006, 07:50 AM
your going to have to cut this person out the old-fashoned way

very slowly and carfully.

zoom into the image and use the eraser to get rid of the white halo

Creative Insanity
08-21-2006, 04:53 PM
I see nothing but a paper contentless site. ??

08-24-2006, 12:43 AM
you should upgrade from netscape navigator 4.2 Gold Edition - lol.

(or mgiht have been myspaces' dodgey bandwidth)

09-11-2006, 10:02 PM
This post is a little old but I'll reply anyway.

chriskg - I had the same problem that CI had until I saw the tiny little dot in the ocean and rolled my mouse over it. Then I figured it out. I think you might want to make it a little more clear that it's theren and it's a link or can be rolled over.

As for the cropping. I always use the pen tool and put points around the person, then adjust and add points when needed. I then make it into a mask. this way I don't damage the original picture or have to worry about duplicating it. Then when it is masked you can use the brush tool with white or black color to either erase areas safely or add an area back. It's basically the same as the eraser tool only you don't have to duplicate the picture and thenif you mess up you wont have to start over or worry if your "Edit undo" will go back that far.

- If you try this and get stuck just let me know.

09-12-2006, 01:36 PM
Just want to say the above method works very well, it's my preferred method as well.

10-05-2006, 02:32 AM
Everyone that uses Photoshop has their own way of doing things. I usually use Quick Mask which is similar to erasing. If you already have figured out which way you want to do it .... get it done and let us know.


10-05-2006, 07:00 PM
Based on this thread, Jittor was actually kind enough to make a tutorial on the subject :)