8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2017 4:12 PM by richardp9442338

    Refine Edge Problem

    richardp9442338

      I have a problem with Photoshop CC refine edge on both my laptop and desktop running Windows 10. After doing a quick selection of the subject I wish to extract, I select Refine Edge. When using Refine Edge it washes out the edges of the image that I have extracted.

       

      I would appreciate assistance in resolving this matter.

        • 1. Re: Refine Edge Problem
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          Hi Richard

          Are you able to post a screenshot of the selection you are trying to make and also let us know the version of Photoshop you are using (Refine edge inside Select and Mask in the recent CC versions works differently to the Refine edge in older versions). If we can see the image we can try and advise you better

           

          Refine edge can be very useful for fine edges things like grass, hair, fur etc. However it does depend on targeting the refinement just at those areas and not using it on already clear and smooth edges.

           

          Dave

          • 2. Re: Refine Edge Problem
            richardp9442338 Level 1

            Hi Dave

             

             

             

            Thanks for your quick response.

             

             

             

            I have attached images which I hope will assist you in identifying the problem.

             

             

             

            I have provided the version details below.

             

             

             

            Regards

             

            Richard

             

             

             

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               PLY 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “U3D.8bi”

             

               PNG 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Pointillize 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Polar Coordinates 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Portable Bit Map 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “PBM.8bi”

             

               Poster Edges 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               PRC 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “U3D.8bi”

             

               Radial Blur 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Radiance 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “Radiance.8bi”

             

               Range 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “statistics.8ba”

             

               Render Color Lookup Grid 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “Export3DLUT.8be”

             

               Reticulation 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Ripple 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Rough Pastels 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Save for Web 18.1.1 - from the file “Save for Web.8be”

             

               ScriptingSupport 18.1.1 - from the file “ScriptingSupport.8li”

             

               Shake Reduction 18.1.1 - from the file “Shake Reduction.8bf”

             

               Shear 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Skewness 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “statistics.8ba”

             

               Smart Blur 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Smudge Stick 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Solarize 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “Solarize.8bf”

             

               Spaces 18.1.1 - from the file “Spaces.8li”

             

               Spatter 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Spherize 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Sponge 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Sprayed Strokes 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Stained Glass 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Stamp 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Standard Deviation 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “statistics.8ba”

             

               STL 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “U3D.8bi”

             

               Sumi-e 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Summation 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “statistics.8ba”

             

               Targa 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Texturizer 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Tiles 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Torn Edges 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Twirl 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               U3D 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “U3D.8bi”

             

               Underpainting 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Vanishing Point 18.1.1 - from the file “VanishingPoint.8bf”

             

               Variance 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “statistics.8ba”

             

               Virtual Reality Modeling Language | VRML 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “U3D.8bi”

             

               Water Paper 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Watercolor 18.1.1 - from the file “Filter Gallery.8bf”

             

               Wave 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Wavefront|OBJ 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “U3D.8bi”

             

               WIA Support 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “WIASupport.8li”

             

               Wind 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

               Wireless Bitmap 18.1.1 (2017.1.1 20170425.r.252 2017/04/25:23:00:00 CL 1113967) - from the file “WBMP.8bi”

             

               ZigZag 18.1.1 - from the file “Standard MultiPlugin.8bf”

             

             

             

            Optional and third party plug-ins:

             

             

             

               Analog Efex Pro 2 2.0.12.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Analog Efex Pro 2\Analog Efex Pro 2 (64-Bit)\Analog Efex Pro 2.8bf”

             

               BackgroundFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\Background.8bf”

             

               Color Efex Pro 4 4.3.24.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Color Efex Pro 4\Color Efex Pro 4 (64-Bit)\Color Efex Pro 4.8bf”

             

               Dfine 2 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\Dfine2.8bf”

             

               FineStructuresFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\FineStructures.8bf”

             

               HDR Efex Pro 2 2.2.24.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\HDR Efex Pro 2\HDR Efex Pro 2 (64-Bit)\HDR Efex Pro 2.8bf”

             

               HotPixelsFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\HotPixels.8bf”

             

               Merge to HDR Efex Pro 2 2.2.24.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\HDR Efex Pro 2\HDR Efex Pro 2 (64-Bit)\HDR Efex Pro 2.8bf”

             

               Nik Collection Selective Tool 2.1.28 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Plug-ins\Google\Selective Tool\SelectivePalette.8li”

             

               ShadowsFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\Shadows.8bf”

             

               Sharpener Pro 3: (1) RAW Presharpener 3.1.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Sharpener Pro 3\Sharpener Pro 3 (64-Bit)\SHP3RPS.8bf”

             

               Sharpener Pro 3: (2) Output Sharpener 3.1.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Sharpener Pro 3\Sharpener Pro 3 (64-Bit)\SHP3OS.8bf”

             

               Silver Efex Pro 2 2.2.24.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Silver Efex Pro 2\Silver Efex Pro 2 (64-Bit)\Silver Efex Pro 2.8bf”

             

               SkinFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\Skin.8bf”

             

               SkyFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\Sky.8bf”

             

               StrongNoiseFilter 2.2.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Dfine 2\Dfine 2 (64-Bit)\StrongNoise.8bf”

             

               Viveza 2 2.1.21.12 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection\Viveza 2\Viveza 2 (64-Bit)\Viveza2.8bf”

             

             

             

            Duplicate and Disabled plug-ins: NONE

             

             

             

             

             

            Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE

             

             

             

            Extensions:

             

             

             

               com.adobe.inapp.purchase  2.10.56 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CC_LIBRARIES_PANEL_EXTENSION_2_10_56\purchase.html”

             

               New Document  2.0.1 - from the file “C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CCX_CMDN_EXTENSION_2_0_1_001\fnft. html”

             

               Libraries  2.10.56 - from the file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CC_LIBRARIES_PANEL_EXTENSION_2_10_56\index.html”

             

               com.adobe.experimentation.extension  2.0.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.experimentation.extension\index.html”

             

               Start  2.0.1 - from the file “C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions\CCX_START_EXTENSION_2_0_1_044\inde x.html”

             

               Adobe Color Themes  6.1.0 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.KulerPanel.html\index.html”

             

               Export As  3.0.8 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.photoshop.crema\PSPanel\dialog.html”

             

               Device Preview  1.3.2 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.previewHD\PSPanel\panel.html”

             

               Export As  3.0.8 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.photoshop.crema\PSPanel\dialog.html”

             

               com.adobe.preview.loader  1.3.2 - from the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.previewHD\PSLoader\loader.html”

             

             

             

            Installed TWAIN devices: NONE

            • 3. Re: Refine Edge Problem
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Hi

              I can see from the above you are using the current version of Photoshop.

               

              There were no images attached though. You have to access the forum online , not via Email, to attach an image. Use the button at the top of the posting box

               

              Dave

              • 4. Re: Refine Edge Problem
                richardp9442338 Level 1

                Hi Dave,

                Here are the images:

                1. Washed out colour in wing after refine edge applied

                Washed out clour in wing after refine edge.JPG

                2. Original image with marching ants after quick selection applied (before refine edge)

                Original prior to refine edge.JPG

                Richard

                • 5. Re: Refine Edge Problem
                  davescm Adobe Community Professional

                  Hi Richard

                  It looks like you are using too big a brush and refine edge is eating into your image. I find it works best with a small brush and only brush those edges that have the type of edge that needs refining using the tool.

                  Can you put the original picture up (rather than the screenshot with marching ants) and I'll have a go at masking it and show you the settings I use

                   

                  Dave

                  • 6. Re: Refine Edge Problem
                    richardp9442338 Level 1

                    Thanks DaveGiant Kingfisher.jpg

                    • 7. Re: Refine Edge Problem
                      davescm Adobe Community Professional

                      Hi

                      I masked that using the following steps

                       

                      1. I opened Select and mask and made a selection of the bird using the quick select tool

                      2. I switched to the refine edge brush and zoomed to 100% . I set the brush to 10 pixels, 1 % spacing and 100% hardness. In edge options I used radius 0px and left smart radius unchecked

                      I then brushed around the soft edges only - I top of the head the tips of the wings and the tail. Keeping the brush half on the wanted and half on the unwanted areas.

                      I did not use the refine edge brush on the "sharp" edges such as the top of the wings and beak at all

                       

                      3. I set the output settings as below and clicked OK. Note I did not check decontaminate colors.

                      4. I added an empty layer above the masked bird and set its blending mode to color. I then Alt clicked on the boundary so that the layer is clipped to the layer below (as indicated by the small down arrow)

                      5. I selected a soft brush and picked up colour from the bird and brushed just around the edges. To pick up colour Alt click with the brush

                      6. If you need to tidy any tiny areas of mask just brush with black or white directly on the mask.

                       

                      I have added a white color fill below just to show the result:

                       

                      Click to view at 100%

                      Masked-Bird.jpg

                       

                       

                       

                      I hope that helps you

                      Dave

                      • 8. Re: Refine Edge Problem
                        richardp9442338 Level 1

                        Many thanks Dave for your comprehensive and quick response.