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more accurate masks?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:36 pm
by Pareshk
Often masks are not well enough defined at the edges. I have brush hardness at 100%. Am just now trying raising background contrast to 100% to create the mask & then return it to normal. Not sure if that works or not. Any other tricks? Thanks!

Re: more accurate masks?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:44 pm
by Ian3
Maybe the best thing is to draw it as accurately as you can but without too hard an edge (which can look too obvious) and then to use the refine mask and feather mask options to tweak it.

Ian

Re: more accurate masks?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:07 pm
by Pareshk
thanks ian. I always use refine & feather but I will try softening the hardness.

Re: more accurate masks?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:22 pm
by SFA
Depending on circumstances, colour selection might be an option for helping to create a mask's edges.

Also work at 100% or larger when assessing the results.

However, if you working in something with a lot of detail and maybe not pixel perfect separation opportunities it is possible that the artistic editing concepts of drawing product based applications like PhotoShop and Affinity, etc., might make the task easier to complete to your satisfaction after RAW conversion has finished.

Much depends on the image and what you are hoping to do with it.


HTH.


Grant

Re: more accurate masks?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:34 pm
by Pareshk
Good ideas Grant - thank you!