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kvnovasco

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say i want to select a subject
but the subject is obscured by grass
how'd i go on about that :(
tried color range and blend if and channel+levels but nothing is working as intended

example
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IamSam

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Hello and welcome. I have a question.............Why would you make a selection of the subject? Once done, you would still have missing information where the grass used to be. Selecting the grass makes better since if you were planing on a color change maybe, otherwise, your best bet is to get to work with the Clone Stamp Tool and replace the missing parts of the subject covered by the grass. No need to make a selection.
 

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What you do and how you do it depends on what you want as a result...
What exactly are you trying to do?
Do you want to extract the girl and place her on a different background?
Do you want to isolate the girl, make changes, and place her back in the same background?
Just as a test, I used the quick selection tool, then went to select and mask, then used the refine mask tool.
Here are my results:
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You would still have to do some cloning and brush work...but again it all depends on what your final goal is....

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kvnovasco

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Hello and welcome. I have a question.............Why would you make a selection of the subject? Once done, you would still have missing information where the grass used to be. Selecting the grass makes better since if you were planing on a color change maybe, otherwise, your best bet is to get to work with the Clone Stamp Tool and replace the missing parts of the subject covered by the grass. No need to make a selection.
no the grass would still be there...just in a separate layer so i could edit on her without affecting grass at all

i'm just trying to challenge myself a bit tho took it too far with this one
guess it's impossible without painful brushing
 

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no the grass would still be there...just in a separate layer so i could edit on her without affecting grass at all
OK, this makes sense. I saw you looking at threads about removing backgrounds so I thought this was your intention.

i'm just trying to challenge myself a bit tho took it too far with this one
guess it's impossible without painful brushing
Yes, these types of selections can be very challenging! But no matter how you arrive at the initial selection, some tedious brushwork will probably be needed.
 

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I was experimenting on this subject to see what, if any, technique would be the easiest way. I still think I would have to employ some brush time.

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