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Paparazzi Cathy
Date Posted: Sep/28/2011 5:04 PM
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I'm playing with using digital backgrounds. I thought it would be easier if I used a green background. Trying to remove the green around my daughter's hair is giving me a hard time.

I'm using the background eraser tool, and set the foreground color to my daughter's hair color. Is there something I'm missing??

TIA!

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Steve
Date Posted: Sep/29/2011 6:37 AM
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Try experimenting with the Filter-Extract tool in PS.

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kennymc
Date Posted: Sep/29/2011 8:35 AM
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I use PhotoKey

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Paparazzi Cathy
Date Posted: Sep/29/2011 10:14 AM
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My problem is the green affecting her hair color. I'm thinking I should nix the green.



Thanks Steve and Kenny.

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Sep/30/2011 9:42 AM
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One tip that might work is go yo hue/saturation, pick red in the drop down box, click on the green tink with the eyedropper, now lower the saturation. It sometimes works.

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Victor
Date Posted: Sep/30/2011 3:08 PM
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You can get around that by putting a layer above it and setting the blend mode to color (or maybe it's Hue, I can't remember.) Pick up a color from her hair and paint over those spots. Also get her as far from that green screen as practical.
If that fails set the color of the brush to grey.

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Victor
Date Posted: Sep/30/2011 3:11 PM
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Photokey looks great, but wow what a price tag. Topaz Labs Remask3 works very well (perhaps not as well) for about 10% of the price.

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Victor
Date Posted: Sep/30/2011 3:13 PM
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Steve, Extract won't help with the color contamination.

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kennymc
Date Posted: Oct/01/2011 1:53 AM
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<< Photokey looks great, but wow what a price tag. Topaz Labs Remask3 works very well (perhaps not as well) for about 10% of the price. >>


That's for a three license key... Me, and two others of the motley crew went thirds...

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kennymc
Date Posted: Oct/01/2011 1:53 AM
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 Message edited by: kennymc on 10/01/2011 01:53:58

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Paparazzi Cathy
Date Posted: Oct/01/2011 8:07 AM
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I tried the green slider. Its just too much hair that was affected. Im sure it was an error on my part.

Thanks again.

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