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    Outline with transparent background from photo

    Hi
    been trying to work out how i can do this with no luck....I have a photo of a dogs head - i want to end up with an outline of this on a transparent background - i have been selecting the head using quick selection tool and then going to blending mode and stroke so i get the outer line ok but the fill is a colour - but does anyone know how i can end up with a transparent fill please
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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    Hi and Welcome to PSG

    Not sure if this is what you're after
    Make a selection of the dog and copy that to a new layer, then turn off the original layer.
    Outline with transparent background from photo-image1-jpg

    Then go to Select, Modify, Contract and contract the selection by about 5px
    Outline with transparent background from photo-image2-jpg
    Outline with transparent background from photo-image3-jpg

    Hit delete on the keyboard to remove what's inside the selection
    Outline with transparent background from photo-image4-jpg

    Then CTRL click on the layers thumbnail to make the selection active and then hit CTRL backspace to fill the selection with black
    Outline with transparent background from photo-image5-jpg

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    Outline with transparent background from photo-image6-jpg
    Last edited by gedstar; 01-23-2017 at 03:23 AM.

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    Awesome thanks so much gedstar - works a treat - i just need to do the initial selection with a thicker edge as some edges were very faint....i assume thats in the initial selection with the quick selection tool
    thanks so much for your time
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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    gedstar did u make the selection of your photo using quick selection tool? just wondering as your outline is good and solid - my outline - which was of a more hairy dog - is very light and dark in places....

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    are these MAC commands?Then CTRL click on the layers thumbnail to make the selection active and then hit CTRL backspace to fill the selection with black
    as i dont think the latter worked on my image (MAC)....maybe thats why its a wishy washy edge!

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    Sorry they're Windows commands

    I think it should be
    Command + Delete to fill with background color
    Option + Delete to fill with foreground color
    Command + Click on the layers thumbnail

    Yes I used the quick selection tool and refined edge, but that will depend on the image in question, can you post the image of the dog you have?
    Last edited by gedstar; 01-23-2017 at 08:28 AM.

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    Outline with transparent background from photo-22apl12-327-copy-jpg
    here is the image....

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    That image you're working on is a very low resolution image!

    Outline with transparent background from photo-untitled-jpg

    I was still able to get a decent outline though
    Outline with transparent background from photo-untitled1-jpg
    Last edited by gedstar; 01-23-2017 at 07:53 AM.

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    sorry i just saved as low res.....Outline with transparent background from photo-22apl12-327-copy1-jpg

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    Re: Outline with transparent background from photo

    or bigger...Outline with transparent background from photo-22apl12-327-copy2-jpg

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