thanks for e tutorials! i didnt discover that PS actually had a rounded rectangular tool, and i was unsure of how to use it, until i read e guides Yuiichi wrote. and i learnt about e "stroke" stuff from e shuffle! text tutorial too. didnt know what was stroke all about until now. thanks alot!
actually i have a rather different way of separating a character from e background. maybe u can call it e "noobish way", but i found it to be rather effective... i still hadnt mastered e quick mask method nor e pen tool method. what i did was:
1. duplicate e layer.
2. select e top layer and turn off e "eye" of e bottom layer.
3. use e eraser tool (i prefer using it as a brush, e magic eraser is good for deleting large areas.), to either delete away e character u want separated from e background, or simply delete away e background. (e areas deleted would become transparency.)
4. touch up on side areas using history brush. (like in places where u deleted too much.)
5. turn on e "eye" of e bottom layer, and u get back e original image, though u can now edit e character and e background separately. (like in e case u deleted away e character, e top layer would be where u would apply adjustments and filters to e background, while e bottom layer u can do editing to e character without affecting e background, since only e character is visible with e background layer on top.)
6. use e lock transparency button on e top layer, in this way u will nv fill up e transparent area.
i made my current sig using this method (though its not at all impressive, just one of my noobish attempts), but im sharing this method because, maybe other newbies/noobs to PS just like i am can use this method to do image editing, before they finally learn how to use e pro methods of quick masking and pen tool? =)
anyway, thanks alot for e tutorials! =D
Last edited by jevony; 2006-07-01 at 15:32.