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Old Mar 4, 2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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I am having problems getting the halo from around the bird. I tried it a couple different ways. This first one I lightened the photo a bit to bring out the detail in the black then used the magic want to choose everything except the bird and then darkened the background. Then I used Feather at 4 points. As you can see there is a light halo around the bird. (Iknow I missed a few spots).



This second one I reversed the process, darkened the background first and then used magic wand to select the bird only and lightened the bird and selectedFeather again at 4 points.It looks better but now there is a slight red halo around the bird. I tried Grow but it did not seem to have any effect. Do you think the halo on this second one is at an acceptable level or is it that noticeable?

Can anyone give me any info on how to get rid of the halos? Thanks!





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I cant quite see what you are talking about on my monitor, do you mean the very small amount of white around the edge of the bird
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healing tool and cloning on edges, Im afraid photobucket seems to have compressed the photo a little


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hey man

all you do to fix that...

is when you sharpen, duplicate the layer first, so you have a sharpened layer, and a nonsharpened layer...then you can use a mask (layer/layermask/revealall) and color in a thin black line around the bird, which will take off the sharpening there

a soft brush would be best i think...

i think flash is the best way to shoot black birds...lol, couldn't myself, but i think that's how the guys on nsn and npn do it

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I'd do it Vito's way, using layers. Love the way those blackbirds are able to grab the top of a reed like that. Looking forward to when they arrive back at my neck of the woods. Real nice shooting zoomn.
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