How to isolate a picture in 5 minutes! (Including hair)

posted on 4th of may, 2012

Hi everyone,

Ok I accept that I have a little exagerration in the title but believe me or not, I isolated the image on right in 2 minutes! so this is worth to read :)

Ok here we go...

We are going to use:
- BW dialog box or adjustment layer
- layers panel
- channels panel
- dodge-burn tools
- brush tool

Here we go...

- Open your image in Photoshop

- First we will create a channel image.

- (Assuming you are a PC user) press ctrl+J to duplicate the background layer.

- Now press ctrl+alt+B to open the BW dialog box. (or create a new BW adjustment layer.)

- Use the sliders to make the picture dark and light. (Wanted parts should be light and unwanted parts should be dark) but don't go too far. Press OK

- For example,...

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Posted by Parkinsonsniper on October 28, 2013
Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you found it useful :)
Posted by Trichopcmu on October 01, 2013
Thank you for sharing a very useful isolation technique.
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on July 15, 2013
I'm glad you liked it Suyerry...

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What is noise and how to handle it? (in 5 minutes ;)

posted on 18th of may, 2012

Hi everyone,

I think noise (or “grain” as called in the analog photography) is the most common problem of most of us, especially for photographers who work outdoor without artificial lighting. There are many softwares, plugins and filters who try to deal with noise issue and most of us use them as “subtle” as possible, just because whenever you try to clean noise, you clean some of the valuable details off of your photos too...

Whatever software you use to clean noise, you should first know what are you trying to clean and how you should fight against noise?!

What is noise and why it happens?

Before I give a couple of tricks about handling noise, I think we should know a little about our ennemy!

%99 of stock photographers use digital cameras and digital cameras use a digital...

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Posted by Parkinsonsniper on December 04, 2013
Thank you Melih :) I just saw your comment, sorry...
Posted by Mturhanlar on March 24, 2013
very useful article thank you very much !! wish you many sales
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on October 01, 2012
Afagundes, I think you mean raw process noise reduction...and yes I agree with you, combining 2 versions with the lightness mask is a good idea.

Sorry for my late reply, I was in vacation for 2 weeks :) and thank you for your contribution. I appreciate it.

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