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Edit with Magic Wand Tool
FOR AV PICS WITH SOLID COLOR BACKROUND -USE OF MAGIC WAND TOOL
(on top bar under VIEW then TOOLBARS standard, status and tools should be showing... always leave these open and showing on your program)
Under edit then copy.. copy av x out original
Under FILE then NEW .. make a new backround larger then your av pic
color depth.. RGB-8bits/channel
color .. transparent checked
FLOOD FILL TOOL on side bar.. In forward and backward color choose color blue or another color that makes it easier to see spots not edited out.
FLOOD FILL on top of your transparent selection.
Go to your av pic ...Under EDIT choose COPY
Go to your new backround and click on it to make it active then EDIT.. PASTE AS NEW LAYER.
On side tools choose the SQUARE DOTTED TOOL and draw a square a little ways outside the layer pic edge on the transparent backround.
From top bar: IMAGE .. CROP TO SELECTION
On side toolbar in drop down select the MAGIC WAND TOOL
ADJUSTMENTS SET AS: ADD(SHIFT), PERCEPTUAL, TOLERANCE(ADJUST AS NEEDED) USE ALL LAYERS CHECKED, CONTINOUS CHECKED, FEATHER 2-3 AS NEEDED, ANTI-ALIAS CHECKED AND OUTSIDE SELECTED IN DROPDOWN.
Place the MAGIC WAND over the OUTSIDE area and close to the av. Continue clicking and increasing the dotted lines around the av. When see little places where the dots are outside the av area click on each of these to erase. This will remove all of the color that you click on. Note: All of the area may not remove with one hit of the delete key. Keep hitting the key to remove. NOTE: If your skin tone area or clothes area is close to the color you are erasing it will be erased also. To avoid this .. use the lasso tool and remove the section next to the that area then go back to the magic wand and remove all other outside edge.
You may still see smaller sections in your outside area that have dotted parts, click inside that area to remove that also. (it is just a slightly different RGB shade so it didn't pick it up.) Do that as many times as needed.
Also watch around areas like hair that may have white areas of strands that don't remove. click inside those and they will outline.
You should now have only your av showing on a transparent backround.
On side toolbar select the dotted square tool. Crop as close to the av as possible. Under IMAGE do CROP TO SELECTION.
Adjust BRIGHTENSS/CONTRAST, SHARPEN/UNSHARPEN MASK, AND SKIN SMOOTHING
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