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If you have ever needed to cut someone out of their background and place them onto a new one, this tutorial is perfect for you.

We cover very advanced techniques for cutting objects out, and creating amazing layer masks. We also go over some special techniques for matching color.

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One of the hardest parts about cutting someone out of their background is getting hair and detail perfectly selected. In this Photoshop Tutorial, you will learn our unique method that will work perfectly every time.

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Being able to cut someone out of their background well means that you are no longer limited to locations. Want someone in the middle of the arctic, but dont want to pay for the expedition? No problem. Photograph them in your living room, and use this photoshop tutorial as a guide to place them anywhere you want.

 

 

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  • http://www.furnarius.net/ Ramón Casares

    This is one superb tutorial, I have enjoyed it so much. Thanks Aaron!

  • http://www.wolfiesden.com/ Wolfie

    Thanks Aaron! Learned some good techniques from this episode!

    Here is what I created using what I learned:
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfiesden/8376124964/][img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8376124964_438a5578d3.jpg[/img][/url]

    The girls were shot in my studio and the background was a grab shot of my driveway from a couple years ago. Successfully melded the two together into a decent scene.

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