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How to Select Post-Processed HUD from screenshot


Kensta1092

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Newbie here, also very noob at Photoshop, so yeah.

I've grabbed a screenshot from a videogame called Black Mesa (it's the best HL1 remake for a reasonable price on Steam, but nevermind I'm not here to advertise), and I want to edit this particular screenshot because of its interesting bootup HUD. Thing is, the game makes use of post-processing and somehow this post processing makes the HUD very hard to select through conventional tools. I tried to make use of contrast, curves, and whatnot, but no matter what the results are still ugly, so I'm looking for some advice from you peeps on how to select the HUD in the following screenshot (and a clean selection at that too) so that I can invert selection and Gaussian blur the background...
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Eggy

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Since the borders are fuzzy it always will be difficult to select properly but you could try select/color range and play with the sliders

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PNG on black background.

I did a quick work but maybe with some patience...
 

IamSam

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

It would depend on how important the project is for you and what your skill level is, but I would suggest just recreating the entire graphic. It should be fairly simple and will turn out much better than any selection process.
 

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