In another series of Photoshop Tutorials, we went to the Refine Edge tool and we wanted to see how it could be done with a perfect fit. In general, the proper use of the Photoshop toolkit is the only way to work on the fine details of an image.
Because tools such as pencil and pencil are not able to capture detailed details and can not be used on complex and interpolated images. On the other hand, the Magicians, even though they sometimes do so, are unpredictable and can not always count on them.
But Refine Edge is the best tool you can use to work on the finest details. For this, the Photoshop CC, which is essentially part of the New Select and Mask tool, goes on to go on.
When should I use Edit Edge?
In simple terms, you can use Edit Edge on any image. But in principle, this feature will appear brilliant when you have a background and want to change its background contrast. In addition, while editing the complex edges of the images, it’s possible to reduce the amount of work by using the Refine Edge and get faster.
This means that if you’re working on a hairstyle on the background, it’s easy to use Edge Edge to make things easy and move edges to the edges more quickly.
But using Edit Edge is not easy, and you have to go through the entire path so you can take full advantage of it. So if you want to learn how to use Refine Edge, consider the following four steps.
Step One: Do a not very accurate selection
In general, you can use Edit Edge across the image you’re working on. But if you put a little time and make Photoshop know and focus on the subject you’re definitely getting a better result. In the following, we will put the following picture as a subject and we will take each step on it.
To separate the main subject from the background, you must first go to the target tool. As you can see, the subject we want to work on, it contains strands of complex hair, so that the left-hand side of the pencil is not easy to make.
To get started, before you go to the Refine Edge, you must first create a similar version by right-clicking on the Layer 0 and selecting Duplicate Layer . For better identification, put the name of this new layer “Background” in order to avoid problems during the process.
Now use the pencil to select the subject’s head and hair as shown below.
Then go to the Paths tab, right-click Work Path, and then go to Make Selection .
Finally, convert the template you created into a Layer Mask to get close to the end of the edit path.
Step Two: Go to the Select and Mask Tool
With the conversion made to the Layer Mask, nothing happens to the image. But it’s better to find the background invisible to find a more detailed view of the subject.
By doing this, you can now find out exactly what you have outlined in the original image. Now to access the Refine Edge, you must first open the Select and Mask window. So, go to the Rectangular Marquee tool (using the M shortcut) or Lasso (using the L shortcut).
By skipping this path, a key appears in the menu bar where the words Select and Mask are carved. Click on this button to open the window you are looking for.
Note: To make it easier to find Edit Edge changes, we added another layer filled with pink.
Finally, choose the Refine Edge Brush Tool to get ready for the next step.
Step 3: Drag the brushes onto selected pieces
By choosing this option, drag your brush onto the edges that you want Photoshop to correct. Of course, before you start, do not forget to change your brush size.
It’s generally better to start your work with brush brushes, and slowly adjust the size of your brush when it comes to the finer parts in the picture. Unzip the size you want, grab the brush and drag it onto the image.
By doing this, Photoshop extracts the conflicting pixels in your selection faster than normal tools, and brings you to the result you are looking for earlier. However, if you look carefully, you’ll find that the final selection is not perfect. So, as far as you can, pull the brush on the subject to reach the result you want.
Step Four: The Last Trick
When you build your own image using the Refine Edge, it turns out to be a simple trick to improve it. First of all, try using the Decontaminate Colors to check the status of the colors used in the subject. To do this, go to the Properties tab and search for Decontaminate Colors among the options available.
When you find the option, it’s active and compare its result with the normal image. You can see the difference between active and inactive Decontaminate Colors in the image below. If you look carefully, you can see that the edges are slightly sharper than normal when the Decontaminate Colorsoption is activated. So it’s best to enable Decontaminate Colors in this subject.
Meanwhile, if you look under the Decontaminate Colorsoption, you’ll see the Output To drop down menu. Using Output To, you can move your selection to another Layer Mask or to an existing Mask. For an example we’ve been working on so far, we chose the Layer Mask option to place the subject within its own Mask.
By doing this, now it’s best to put some detail on time to keep the quality of the subject in the end. For example, if you look at the section marked in the picture below, you will see that part of the hair of the subject is too transparent.
To correct this section, first select the Layer Mask and Brush by using the B shortcut. Then set the foreground color to Black and drag your brush over to all areas that you are not comfortable with.
Repeat the same for all other parts that need improvement, so that the quality of the result is better than that. Finally, specify the background settings and be ready to save the new image, all of which has been bothered.