Lately, I’ve been working on using layer masks in Photoshop. I’m trying to learn how to isolate parts of pictures to be used in combination with another picture. This means I need to isolate the part of the first picture that I want to use in the composite.
Sometimes that is easy. Sometimes it is not.
I’m never sure which selection tool is best to use. Then when I get to the refine edge part things never go quite as expected. Especially when it comes to fly away hair or detailed pictures. Then I read about a product in Photoshop User. It’s called Perfect Photo Suite. There is a part of the program called Perfect Mask that helps you do the hard parts of selecting an object. I used it with some interesting results. I found that it wasn’t always as easy as the guy in the video made it look.
I guess practice makes perfect…right?
This was my first try with Perfect Mask: