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channel mask-I need some advices


giorgi

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Hi all.
I'm trying to learn channel masking technique and below you can see my not so successful attempt. I changed background with the night sky image. I think I made good mask but as you can see there are some whites around the trees. this is where I got stuck. this isn't look clean and I have to know how to fix this. I thought that feather and shift edges would work but they don't.
So, I was wondering if you have any idea to do in this situation to make more realistic look.

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thebestcpu

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HI @giorgi
It might help forum members to help you if the details of you workflow is described step by step. Channels can be used in a lot of ways for masking so it may not be obvious which way you used.
Just a suggestion
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giorgi

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help you if the details of you workflow is described step by step
OK I will try. on the forest's image I go to channels panel and select BLUE from RGB layers cb that had most contrast. dublicate it and add some levels for more difference between black and white. also I used brush tool on some parts of the image(mostly at the bottom of the image). clicked select, invert selection and made layer mask. that was whole process

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IamSam

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dublicate it and add some levels for more difference between black and white.
In this step, you really need to have complete black and white. Can you post a screenshot of the "duplicated blue channel" after you applied the levels adjustment?

Also, does the original forest image have a light or bright sky? I'm assuming it does.

Did you try to defringe or remove white matte?

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giorgi

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guys I think I found a solution and I am going to share it with you bc it may help someone in the future. on the layers panel i secelted "layer mask trumbnail" then choose brush tool. brush mode set to "Overlay", hardness to zero and opacity 100% but then realise 60%-70% is better. and also you must choose black color. I used this brush and i think brush size doesn't matter in this case so it gave me this result which is better than last one. not perfect but better. anyway I appretiate your replies I learn something from it and I am gonna say big thank for your attention.

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