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I don't know if there is any way to do mass masking, especially with an inconsistent background. I would suggest a masking tool like Topaz Remask. It would make pretty quick work of masking for these types of photos. I was able to to create a mask for the sample image in about 1 minute with Remask. If I was using a stylus, I probably could have saved a ...


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I normally use GIMP for that --- this probably needs to be refined for automatic procedures. My procedure is as follow: I load the image, in this case http://rlog.rgtti.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/10/macro-lenses-are-expensive-all-of-them/paseo_15sep_more_rosse.jpg Now I copy the background layer, and I transform the new layer to grayscale. I apply ...


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The high pass filter is not something that can generate a mask of the skin tones within an image, hence why you wouldn't see much success trying to use it for this purpose. One possible solution would be to use PhotoShops Select → Color Range... option. I think in CS6 onwards there's an option in the Select drop-down box of "Skin Tones" This can be used ...


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You might also try grouping the layers together and applying your mask to the group. This way you can drop as many adjustments as you like and only the masked area will be affected. Select all layers you wish to group and use Cmd-G or click the folder icon in the layers palette. Good luck.


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Not really any magical secret other than to reshoot. Generally this type of photo is taken with a white background where the lighting makes it so the background doesn't have to be removed as it blends with the white of the background. Your best bet is likely going to be to use a tablet and the quick selection tool to get the outlines quickly. At least ...


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A little confused about your question: are you attempting to keep the face and remove the existing background? Are you having difficulty making a decent selection? If the above is correct, you'll want to make a selection of the face.There are a multitude of ways to do that in Photoshop. In this case,you'll want to make a selection of the background. If the ...


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I would suggest to use Lightroom's controls for fringing. From the looks of it, it looks like it should be on the "purple side" of blue, so heading into "Defringe" in "Lens Correction" and setting Purple Hue's selection to 0 on the lower end and being careful with the range you choose and the amount of defringing should mean you get rid of it but still keep ...


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You are not going to be able to get all of the background at once due to the color gradient. The way that I usually deal with this is to duplicate the layer and then delete the background layer. This will put a copy of the image over a transparent background. You can then erase the background with the erase tool. You can also do some bulk removal of ...


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