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....

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 19, 2007
  2. Gale


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

    [email protected]
    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


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


    Jan 26, 2006
    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


    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


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl


    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.


  12. Gale


    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:>))


    Original image cropped etc here large file.