Three Easy Tips On How To Fix Annoying Edges When Removing Backgrounds


10.10.2011

Three Easy Tips On How To Fix Annoying Edges When Removing Backgrounds

Here you can learn how to fix the ugly, rough edges came from the objects cut from pictures. Here are 3 easy tips that come handy in handy in different scenarios. In the correct situations the easiest way will be using some tools like the Bucket Fill, Magic Wand, or Magic Eraser, anyway we have covered tones of ways to fix background from images.

Check below and learn how to get the right look and make sure your pictures looks great on any background, so using tools like these to make transparent GIFs, PNGs, or just to swap out backgrounds can give bad edges that look really obvious and can ruin the hard work you are putting into your image.

Use the correct Fill Settings

If you are using one of the fill methods to remove your background, and not other ways such as the layer masks, eraser and the pen tool, depending on the situation the magic wand, paint bucket and magic eraser all have various settings that can make them better or worse. The players here are the Anti-Alias and Tolerance. The naturalistic softening of images is the Anti-aliasing but using it with the wand, paint bucket or magic eraser will offer you a smoother edge in most of the cases.

The Wand, Paint bucket or Magic Eraser are working by filling or selecting colors just like the ones you click on, and this modifies the precision of that fill, tolerance adjusts how sensitive the fills are. Higher numbers will fill, select, or delete colors that are less similar to the colors you clicked on, while lower numbers are pretty precise. Using the right settings will help you isolate your objects in a improved manner, if not perfectly, the left pictures uses a Tolerance of 5 and no anti-alising so the difference is kinda obvious.

Eliminate Fuzzy objects from your background

To make mask objects accurately and rapidly one of the flagship features of Photoshop CS5 is the tools for refining masks with Smart Radiuses, but some objects have soft edges and in some way are hard to cut out. This mask is doing a horrible job of cutting this object, so you can refine the results with the Mask Panel and “Mask Edge” while the Edge Detection in Photoshop can be very useful, but it is not a magic, one-size fits all solution. But you can use the Refine Mask tool in the Mask Panel in case the results are as kinda poor.

To turn it into a fuzzy-edged object here is handy trick to take a rough selection like this one, find the smudge tool buried in the toolbox, so click and hold down the Blur Tool until you ca switch to the blur tool. The most important setting is the Strength from the Smudge tool but any situation you have to experiment with the ones that suit you best. You will be able to control the strength much more accurately, and will likely want a high setting if you are using a pressure tablet.

In order to make changes to the edges, the mask has been applied so that the layer is rendered this way, anyway you won’t be able to smudge the edges unless the Layer Mask was applied. Now click and drag to smudge and paint a fuzzy edge all without any ugly pixels. User will be able to get a very convincing cutout of the object that will look good on all colors and backgrounds especially if you do this around all of the edges that need to be soft. The result may not be exactly the same as the original image but the effects are similar in 99% of the cases.

Compensate the Rough, White Edges in a rapid manner

Check some tricks when attempt to take some objects that were photographed on a white background and put them seamlessly on a dark one. When setting a “Blending Option” can hide a lot of these horrible edges so right click your layer and pick Blending Options. Inner Glow is the effect you may need. Turn on the check-box and then make the necessary adjustments to use it properly. Use the “Inner Glow to darken or mask out the white pixel border, making it more invisible anyway the basic idea is to use a color in the image itself or you can either use Blend Mode of Normal or Darken to do it as expected.

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