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Old Aug 9, 2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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A picture I took in my parents front yard in southern Arizona a cople weeks ago that I wanted to experiment with in PS

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Old Aug 9, 2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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and then playing with PS




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Old Aug 9, 2007, 1:54 PM   #3
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What did you use for a selection tool? I'm impressed with how close and accurately you selected the background for desat.
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What did you use for a selection tool? I'm impressed with how close and accurately you selected the background for desat.
magic wand tool and zooming in with the eraser. I used 2 layers, 1 in color and 1 b/w and erased the color (on top) to expose the b/w

I could have done it a little better (actually I did but didn't save my 1st attempt ) with a larger image before i cropped and resized... next time
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Nice job on the post processing.

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VERY nicely done... Impressed indeed!
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Old Aug 9, 2007, 10:21 PM   #7
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Definitely do the selection before resizing. I've even enlarged it to something like 300% (which separates the pixels) sometimes to get a more accurate selection, but that's so time consuming, I don't do it very often. Using 2 layers is sure easier than trying to do it all on the same layer, too!
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Gives it a more 3-D look. I like it!

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