Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    Member Dumbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Cutting out fencing from background

    I'm sure this has been covered somewhere before but I can't find anything under "search" so here goes.
    I have a piccy of a house with a metal grill fence in front of it. I want to remove the background from the fence so that I can copy and use the fence in a different picture. I've copied the part of the piccy that has the fence in it and made a new layer and then I thought I could just use the "background eraser" tool to clear out the background and leave me with my lovely fence. Well nearly.
    I'm using a 15 pixel soft eraser with "sample once", "discontiguous" & "protect foreground colour". I'll post some piccies for you, but as you can see in the ones that follow, the eraser removes most of the magnolia colour of the house, but leaves some "shadows" that don't seem to disappear and likewise leaves quite a bit of the blue/grey background on the right. If I go over these areas a second time the eraser also takes out bits of the fence, so what am I doing wrong? Sorry. seem to have posted all sorts of piccies here and am not too sure how to delete them again.-1401-part2-jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -1401-part-i-jpg  

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Dumbo; 10-30-2012 at 05:27 AM. Reason: tried to edit piccies

  2. #2
    Forum Moderator Paul's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Perth W.A. the really hot state.
    Posts
    11,420
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    -house-jpg Just a quickie.

  3. Thanks Dumbo clicked thanks for this post
  4. #3
    Former Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    On my desktop in Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    Instead of cutting it out, I took a different road. I'm in the middle of remaking the fence.

    Example.

    It's still incomplete. I need to finish it off and blend it better.


  5. Thanks Dumbo clicked thanks for this post
  6. #4
    Former Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    On my desktop in Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    I just recreated the fence from scratch.

  7. #5
    Newbie Mezz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkz View Post
    I just recreated the fence from scratch.
    Using what methods if you don't mind me asking?

  8. #6
    Guru sprucemagoo1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
    Posts
    2,009
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    You can use the pen or line tool to create the fence panel, but as you haven't stated what level you are at in Photoshop, there is a PDF attached with the panels I used to create the fence in this picture. If you do not know how to use the pen or other vector tools, what you have asked us to describe is too advanced for your level of ability.

    Just because you don't understand what somebody means when saying "paul just cropped the picture and blended in another picture !

    as for inkz as he said he's building the fence from scratch..These are very common things in Photoshop, and anyone with who had bothered to learn the basics of Photoshop before asking how to do stuff, would have known what they meant.

    Edit by Forum Moderator
    Last edited by ibclare; 11-01-2012 at 01:30 PM.

  9. Thanks Evil Nemesis, Dumbo clicked thanks for this post
    Likes Evil Nemesis, Paul liked this post
  10. #7
    Forum Moderator Paul's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Perth W.A. the really hot state.
    Posts
    11,420
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Nemesis View Post
    well paul just cropped the picture and blended in another picture !

    as for inkz as he said he's building the fence from scratch..
    Not just that easy mate, i did do a lot of clone work and recolouring first, then overlayed the foreground garden twice

  11. #8
    Forum Moderator Paul's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Perth W.A. the really hot state.
    Posts
    11,420
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    One way http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/a...7739?offset=10

    Pen tool and some patience.

    Similar thing just make the shapes you desire http://www.boonedocks.com/tutorials/...chainlink.html
    Last edited by dv8_fx; 11-01-2012 at 01:11 PM. Reason: lizad edit

  12. Thanks Dumbo clicked thanks for this post
  13. #9
    Member Dumbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    Tkx for the links altho' I have a problem with the first as I've a Mac and the install prog wants to install from Windoze but I can always try Googling for something similar.
    I'm sure it's the long way round but at pres. have copied & pasted a section of fence from the piccy with finished house, removed most of the background, except a few "shadows" left behind with the background eraser and am removing the shadows with either the normal eraser or the polygon lasso. Fine, possibly not the purists way of approach but it does seem to be giving the required effect. When I've finished I'll post the results.

  14. #10
    Administrator dv8_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Here... ?
    Posts
    10,826
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)

    Re: Cutting out fencing from background

    Quote Originally Posted by Dumbo View Post
    Tkx for the links altho' I have a problem with the first as I've a Mac and the install prog wants to install from Windoze but I can always try Googling for something similar.
    I'm sure it's the long way round but at pres. have copied & pasted a section of fence from the piccy with finished house, removed most of the background, except a few "shadows" left behind with the background eraser and am removing the shadows with either the normal eraser or the polygon lasso. Fine, possibly not the purists way of approach but it does seem to be giving the required effect. When I've finished I'll post the results.

    That's good. Post your image so we can see what improvements , if needed, can be done.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Photoshop Gurus
Photoshop Gurus (PSG) is a friendly community of designers and artists who enjoy all things related to Photoshop. PSG can consider itself one of the oldest Photoshop sites and has recently had it's 10th anniversary. We've come a long way and have every intention to continue supporting the Photoshop community. Photoshop can be an overwhelming program for beginners and that's how we try to help. We have a friendly forum, tutorials and all resources to help you understand this wonderful program. Feel free to look around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Happy browsing!