how to FIX EDGES in PHOTOSHOP CUTS OUTS

how to FIX EDGES in PHOTOSHOP CUTS OUTS



have you ever done a cutout in Photoshop just to find out you have a thin black or a thin white line around it I'm gonna show you how to get rid of those and get pixel-perfect cutouts hey I'm Colin Smith from Photoshop cafe.com the very best place to learn Photoshop and Lightroom so today we're gonna get rid of those dreaded fringes around our cutouts here's a photograph that I shot of Kalin and I quickly cut it out and you know what we see these edges around here I'm now going to show you a technique I've been using for years and it works every single time super simple so I've got lots of tutorials on how to cut out photos in Photoshop I'll link some underneath right now we're gonna focus just on getting rid of those California's right now okay so step one we need to load the selection of our cutout so the way to do that is to go over to the layers panel and I'm gonna hit the control key in FB come on don't Mac and just click on the layer mask and it's gonna load the selection the marching ants now if you didn't work on our layer mask no to you because you really should just ctrl click on the layer instead to select the transparency alright so what we've done now is we've got this selection let's go to the arm here and we'll have a look and what we need to do is make it a little bit smaller but that's not all let's have a look the first thing we're gonna do make sure the layer mask is selected or the layer if you're working directly on it and then we're gonna go into select and this is where we deal with everything to do with selections is under the Select menu so we want to modify that selection and what we're gonna do is contract it and two pixels so I'm not going to give you an arbitrary number for anything two pixels always works I right so now that we've selected two pixels click OK and you'll see now that our selection is contracted now we could work exactly here and it would work and we give it a very very sharp outline but it's not gonna be a really realistic outline because there's usually a little softness on the edge because of depth of field so and also it just makes things blame them better so we want to add that so let's choose select again and what do we want to do with the selection we want to modify that selection and then under modify we're gonna choose feather this is how we soften a selection now I'm going to choose one pixel so basically what it's going to do is it's going to give us one pixel in and another pixel which is going to just allow us to do our blending then we're gonna click OK so right now we have got a selection ready to go the only problem is we've selected our model and we don't want to be selecting our model we want to be selecting everything but so we need to inverse that selection so we can use command shift I or go under select once again everything you do selections is here and then just choose select inverse now you can see the marching ants around the edge and if we zoom in really close here you'll see what's happening see what we've done now we've created this area here so now we can clean up that selection very easily because we're now gonna be working on the outside and kind of eating into it I don't just want to hit the Delete key though because that's also gonna do some strange things to the hair so I want to work on this manually and I have other tutorials on here and I'll create more in the future if you want them let me know in the comments underneath all right so what we're gonna do now is we're gonna select our mask and we are gonna hit the B key for the brush and I'm just gonna grab a brush here and it could be reasonable size and now what we want to do with this is make sure we've got black as our foreground color make sure pasady and Flo's tune up to 100 and then all we do is we just click and drag over there now we can hide this way we're working by hitting command H and notice we're almost there we can actually go over a second time and notice as we go over that second time now we get an absolute perfect cutout right there and if we zoom out and we can easily just make the brush a little bigger and then just see this just go over all these areas that we want to fix go to the other side where the other arm is and look at this in fact I can even go just get a huge brush and just go all the way around the edges look at that and see what we're doing that color fringing just disappears and if it's not enough just go back over a second time and then what the second time is actually gonna do is it's gonna kind of reduce some of that feathering so only go a second time if you really need it but you can see what we do we just go around there now and we can simply just brush away all those color fringes and it's gonna make all your cutouts look a whole ton better I've got a question for you guys today are you Mac users or are you PC users let me know in the comments underneath I'm really curious because a lot of conferences I do the majority of people are Mac users but I'm finding that online I'm finding more and more Windows users so I'm curious what you guys use so by the way if you like these kind of tips and tutorials don't forget to subscribe to photoshop cafe just hit the subscribe button right now and ring that notification bell and then you'll be notified whenever I upload a new tutorial which is every Tuesday and also throughout the week I do other tutorials so anyway guys if you like this smash that like button into dust and until next time I'll see you at the cafe