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Need help deciding what version to purchase to crop pictures

Feb 20, 2014 6:42 PM

Tags: #help #editing #movie #cropping_photo #version--which

Im looking to crop some pictures and make the background transparent. This is one of my pictures below. The problem Im coming across is with it being see through, I cant seem to just pick and grab the blue rods, golf balls and clips they are sitting on. It seems to want to pick up everything including the gray background. I heard photoshop would make this possible. is this true? Also, what program would be the best for me? I want to spend the littlest i can. I am looking at the adobe photoshop elements and premier movie element 10. Would this work? if someone could please get back to me with any suggestions that would be great. Also, if someone knows of a good video descibing how to crop and make the background stransparent, I would love to learn. Thanks

 

 

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    Feb 21, 2014 5:39 AM   in reply to golfballflexrack

    Well PSE10  can do it, but while you can get rid of 90% of the background in a few moments the last 10% is going to be a labour of love at high magnification and small brush size! There is too much similarity in tone between foreground and background for working with any selection tool at anything other than a low tolerance value. I'd go for a layer mask and paint out the unwanted areas on the mask.

     

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