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PS Tips.. Checking cut outs by Elandria PS Tips.. Checking cut outs by Elandria
Because I get tired of seeing really shoddy poor or just lazy cropping so often. This is an incredibly simple way of checking to see if you've deleted/cut out/cropped your stock object/image/model properly and takes just a moment to do.

How easier could it be?

This may be shared if you find it useful, but please leave my credit thanks :)

This can be done in almost every version of photoshop/gimp and more than likely similar in any other drawing package.
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stebev Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
thats a neat tip, thanks Elandria
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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SeventhFairy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really great and useful tips
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Elandria Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
I have featured your wonderful tutorial in my journal:[link] :)
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Elandria Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ever so much! You should submit this to :iconphotomanipulated: :D
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
I had this posted in another group but as a group journal. But than :iconkuschelirmel: invited me to join :iconphotomanipulated: and post it there too. So I did. :D
Thanks for the tip. ;)
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Elandria Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool no problem :)
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taria Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I use this idea all the time, it works perfectly in helping you find those stray pixels. I was going to do a tut on how to do it but I don't need too anymore cause there's already one here.. no need for two of the same thing..lol

I'm glad I checked my tut folder to make sure before I did it...:)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heh thats cool :D
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taria Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:headbang:
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Mendicant Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artist
Cool. I usually used a contrasting background fill to check my cutouts.
Copying alpha masks to channels & tweaking the brightness & contrast usually point out troubled areas as well.
:D
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:nod: Yep theres loads of different options for getting the same results, I find it quite interesting how some peeps prefer 1 method and others have a completely different way of doing it. I guess its a testament to the versatility of PS :D
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Mendicant Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artist
Err... actually, it has to do with the versatility of the digital medium as a whole. Whatever you do to an image essentially boils down to modifying a buttload of numbers in an array, usually using a series of mathematical formulas. Some folks prefer to click through a series of menus in a GUI. Others write their own code about finding the difference between alpha values of neighboring pixels, and applying a new set of RGBA values based on a combination of the results and some predefined parameters. :D
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madmax051 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's practically the only way to get all the pixels out without breaking your brain whilst doing it i use the same method so tnx for telling the others best advice i have to add is that it's best to alter the stroke size to find everything and when having an uncertainty about a zone it's better to reduce the stroke size...

another thing if you drew something on paper...like a sketch for example you have to patch up the lines in Photoshop or something that can be done using the stroke tool as well using inner and outer stroke on the cleaned layer i cant actually explain what i mean but it works
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:nod:
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Miouwwww Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is very useful as the thing with leftover piels is a big problem sometimes :)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Glad it helps!
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Brilliant; this will help me in many different ways at work!
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem :D
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doel92 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
that actually takes too much time,i found out a way to do it faster and probably better :D
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good for you :) As I said in my description this is just one of many many variations of achieving the same result, and the choice of tool type and refinement options is purely down to the preferences of the artist.
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doel92 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
well yeah sure i didnt mean to offend you or anything,what i do and has worked out
so far is that i have a layer with the shape/color i want so i select it (ctrl+click)
and go into "select">"modify">"expand" i go for like 2 pixels (depends on what kind of photo im
using) and paint the layer with a huge brush to the color i want it to be.
Next,i actually reverse the process,i de-select the layer,re-select it go again into modify select contract,
use the same amount as in the expand i used earlier select inverse,erase the excess and done!works like a charm,give it a try.(btw it sounds like a lot of work but it actually takes about...20 seconds)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
So thats just like using quick mask mode, just without using quick mask :)
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doel92 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
mmmmmmmmm.......ill just agree since i cant put my confused thoughts into words-hahaha
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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conzpiracy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely presented tutorial. The Pen Tool is the king for cutting stuff out though :D
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
WWHhrrrrrr Pen tooool of doooooooom!!! The pen tool and I have a love hate relationship.. it loves to hate me lol :D
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conzpiracy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Make the jump!! :D

[link]
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I tried :( But it whipped my ass. Maybe if I brandish your tutorial at it, it might start behaving lol :D
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conzpiracy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Grim persistence wins all. Watch the vid, have another run at it; I promise it will change your outlook forever :D
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
You have a very persuasive argument lol Truth be told, I do use the pen tool for creating designs to transfer to fabric to get the smooth curves etc, I just like the old scribble and squint whilst sticking your tongue out method of doing it the slow and old fashioned way LOL I know, I'm hopeless when it comes to using modern tools, though I'm a total fan of the quick and dirty content aware fill :D
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catlickfever Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Digital Artist
THANK YOU! I've lost count of the number of times I've had that happen! lol
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Yep me too!!
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catlickfever Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Digital Artist
:D
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mikajomc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Brilliant tip! Thanks!! :)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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MademoiselleGrief Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually change the canvas colour to something else so I can see if I missed any pixels. Pink or blue usually does it.
I would have never thought of this; it's a good tutorial!
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
:nod: Yep I didn't mention it here but I always add a black or dark grey bg to help highlight whatever layer I'm deleting from :D
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Nice!
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
featured! make sure to fave for more exposure! [link]
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers :)
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DemonikaDemise Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome! another good way is to put a new layer behind the layer you are working on and add a white background to help spot dark areas that you may have missed, then add a black background to help spot light areas that you had missed. great idea sweety!
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep having the black layer underneath helps highlight the stroked areas as well :nod: I porbably should have mentioned that in the details lol
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DemonikaDemise Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, you can tell there is a black layer there.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Phew :D
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