Using Focus Area to extract a subject


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Using Focus Area to extract a subject

In this movie we'll be working on a small project which is a bit more complex and advanced, so that we can have a better understanding of how we can use Focus Area. Here our project hinges on using Focus Area to build a selection of the two subjects in this photograph: my daughter Anika word and her friend Anna. We'll then refine that selection and then turn it into a mask so that we can extract these two kids from this environment, and position them in this other environment which we have here, the Snow Cap Mountain which we have as our background layer.

Let's begin by targeting the top layer which is called Focus Area Mask. Next, we'll navigate to the Select pull-down menu and we'll choose Focus Area. Click on that menu item. Then we want to cross our fingers and hope that Photoshop gives us a good selection. Here, with the auto option turned on, it's decent, but we have some gaps. We're missing the shirts, gloves, a little bit of the ski pants below. So we need to drag t...

Using Focus Area to extract a subject
Video duration: 7m 21s 2h 34m Intermediate Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Using Focus Area to extract a subject provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

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