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Getting Rid of Halo's: Help Requested

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Markb, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. This is a second go around with this picture, given that I just installed CS3. (I tried the cloning out of the background and my skill just didn't manage it, so I thought I would try this....)

    I created a new layer from the background, extracted the folks in the foreground, then using the Magnetic Lasso, selected the folks again and refined the edges. I then blurred another layer and adjusted opacity so that the team would stand out. So far, so good, I think.

    However, I have a slight grey halo around the team. What did I do in my selection to create this? How do I reselect and get rid of it?

    Here's the result so far....

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Can you post the original or send me the nef

    techwish@bellsouth.net

    www.russellbrown.com
    look for advanced masking

    The image also needs persptctive correction

    The original is a very nice image. I would if mine ,correct the perspective
    crop the image
    sharpen a bit
    and print it for the winners:>)))))
     
  3. NEF sent. Hope it goes through.
     
  4. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Oversharpened Mark? That was the first answer that came to mind.
     
  5. Lowolf

    Lowolf

    Jan 26, 2006
    Oregon
    I would blur the background
     
  6. Maybe?

    The halo appeared before sharpening (tried to sharpen the layer only, but for some reason it wouldn't let me).
     
  7. I did blur it, however some more blur, possibly a gradient blur would be better I think. (I used lens blur on the background). Thanks for the comment
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well I have the e-mail
    Bellsouth is coughing, but it will down load in it's sweet time:>)))))
    I will get back to ya:>))
     
  9. Thanks Gale. It is a bit big.
     
  10. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
  11. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    An easy way to correct this is to use your history brush. Select a baseline where the halo did not exist and simple use a small history brush with a 50% opacity and go around the areas where you want to remove the halo.



    Regards

    RFC
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I think this is a fine image. I cloned out a couple of distrating things.
    High pass sharpened and sized 10x8.
    I don't know how to get rid of the back ground or blur this one. Did not work for me. I am not a PS guru:>))

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    Original image cropped etc here large file.
    http://www.pbase.com/techwish/image/77420235
     
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