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    Easier way to remove background?

    Is there a easier way to remove all the background of a screenshot as opposed to using the paintbrush and carefully going around the edges? So darn time consuming.

    Here is Screen for reference. Looks terrible due to the changing to .gif format.


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    hold on I will fix it for u real quik
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    Thank you Mita, however, that is a screen that I am not using for anything. It was just an example to show you guy what I am doing.
    (Trying to remove the player from the picture.)

    No Offense though! I appreciate all assistance you can give!

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    I would use the polygonal laso tool, its still a bit time consuming but you get the best results.

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    here u go, kinda scratchy around edges cuz the pic is like u said worse cuz it is in gif format
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Easier way to remove background?-screen0001.gif  
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    lol just read what u wrote, yah we use photoshop which works great, so u want the player gone?
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    Yeah, that's what I was trying to do. I normally use the paintbrush to color around the player (using a bright color) then I select all/Invert/Copy and then paste onto a new transparant background.

    Just trying to figure out a less time consuming way.

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    Originally posted by Wild_Ani
    I would use the polygonal laso tool, its still a bit time consuming but you get the best results.
    Wow, great results, but still very time consuming (like you stated)

    If I am unable to find a faster way, I may change to this way.

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    yah get photoshop! lol u can download a free trial from download.com I will try to take out the player real fast but I am trying to do homework and I have to leave in 9 minutes

    BTW to cut out that player only took about 2 min, so it would be the same cuz I would just hit select inverse and cut that and then I would be done, hold on posting in about a min or so
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    Here is another example of how I use the screenshots.


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    Originally posted by FFRaistlin
    Just trying to figure out a less time consuming way.
    less time consuming means you compromise the quality!
    try here for alternate method.

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    I do use photoshop...sorry about that. I use the paintbrush feature that is in Photoshop...=P

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    um.... why don't u use the lasso tool or the wand?
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    Because it always cut chunks out of the players.

    I am still a novice on Photoshop, so I don't know all the in's and outs of using it. Teaching myself without any manuals and such.

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    Don't ever cut or delete on your image. Use Layer Masks.

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    Originally posted by FFRaistlin
    Teaching myself without any manuals and such.
    That's how I did it.

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    Hey OuT I am a semi-noob, how exactly do u create a layer mask? with the pen tool etc? could u point me in the direction of maybe one of your tutorials or somebody else's ty!
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    Mita, you beat me to that question! LOL

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    Wow, I think I just found my new best friend! LOL

    Thanks for taking the time to do all that OUT! I really appreciate your assistance!

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