Using the Refine Radius tool


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Using the Refine Radius tool

All right, just to recap, I am working inside the Masked sunny.psd image, and I am reevaluating the layer mask associated with the sunny layer using the Refine Mask command. I've raised the Smooth value as you can see here to 20%, the Radius value is set to 70 pixel and Smart Radius is turned on. Now, all those options working together are making a generally positive contribution to this layer mask. We are getting smoother hair details, smoother edges around the knuckles and around the sweater as well. Bear in mind, because we're looking at the On White preview, wherever we see white in the background here that represents exposed areas of background and wherever we are seeing the model herself, represents areas that are revealed inside of the mask.

So, what in the world is going on with these blue details inside of the fingers? Those are trapped areas of her original background that are somehow still showing through, even though we've previously masked them away. So, if I turn o...

Using the Refine Radius tool
Video duration: 8m 8s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Using the Refine Radius tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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