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Anyone have tips on how to paste well?
Hey, I was just wondering, because my Photoshop Lasso skills are SERIOUSLY lacking. I use wand time to time, but it only works on solid colored objects. Anyone have advice. I also tried green paper background.
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| February 7, 2012, 6:56 am
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Hey, I was just wondering, because my Photoshop Lasso skills are SERIOUSLY lacking. I use wand time to time, but it only works on solid colored objects. Anyone have advice. I also tried green paper background.
Wand and lasso will only work well (and easily) if there is a definate hard line around the subject you want to cut out. I suggest using a white background and try to make sure there is no shadow of the MOC on the background. Calvin Russ might be the person to speak to have a look at this :-) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/308098

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| February 7, 2012, 7:07 am
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Hey, I was just wondering, because my Photoshop Lasso skills are SERIOUSLY lacking. I use wand time to time, but it only works on solid colored objects. Anyone have advice. I also tried green paper background.
Wand and lasso will only work well (and easily) if there is a definate hard line around the subject you want to cut out. I suggest using a white background and try to make sure there is no shadow of the MOC on the background. Calvin Russ might be the person to speak to have a look at this :-) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/308098

I actually used a green screen (just a simple set up) but thanks anyhow
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| February 7, 2012, 8:41 am
Hey Caleb, I will edit your picture for you no problem, please post the picture here and I will post it on my creation and your newest creation ;)
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| February 7, 2012, 8:57 am
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Hey, I was just wondering, because my Photoshop Lasso skills are SERIOUSLY lacking. I use wand time to time, but it only works on solid colored objects. Anyone have advice. I also tried green paper background.

Seriously? This group probably NOT the place you should ask for photo-editing advice. This group is meant to report non-lego pages,report problems in this site,etc.
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| February 8, 2012, 6:23 am
Quoting ~~ >=) Christian J (=< ~~ '
Seriously? This group probably NOT the place you should ask for photo-editing advice. This group is meant to report non-lego pages,report problems in this site,etc.
I think you'll find he is actually asking for "help" with something. That is what MOCpages"Help" is for.

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| February 8, 2012, 7:24 am
Quoting ~~ >=) Christian J (=< ~~ '
Seriously? This group probably NOT the place you should ask for photo-editing advice. This group is meant to report non-lego pages,report problems in this site,etc.


Yea Christian, just try not to take everything so seriously were here to have fun and he has a problem he wants to solve and if you had a problem would you like it if no one helped you and gave an excuse?
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| February 8, 2012, 7:52 am
Quoting Calvin Russ
Hey Caleb, I will edit your picture for you no problem, please post the picture here and I will post it on my creation and your newest creation ;)

Thanks for the offer, but I need to learn to do this myself
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| February 8, 2012, 8:16 am
Quoting ~~ >=) Christian J (=< ~~ '
Seriously? This group probably NOT the place you should ask for photo-editing advice. This group is meant to report non-lego pages,report problems in this site,etc.

It's MOCpages "HELP" not MOCpages "report non-LEGO"
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| February 8, 2012, 8:16 am
You forgot "MOCpages Lol-Drama".
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| February 8, 2012, 8:20 am
Quoting Areetsa C
You forgot "MOCpages Lol-Drama".


haha
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| February 8, 2012, 8:25 am
Quoting Areetsa C
You forgot "MOCpages Lol-Drama".

;) Nice one mate
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| February 8, 2012, 8:35 am
Quoting Areetsa C
You forgot "MOCpages Lol-Drama".
MOCpages YELP

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| February 8, 2012, 8:36 am
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera
MOCpages YELP

I like that a bit better than "loldrama".

Could just be I have a weakness for wordplay, but who cares.
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| February 8, 2012, 8:43 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
It's MOCpages "HELP" not MOCpages "report non-LEGO"


Chris and co set up the MOCpages Advice group for queries like this one. It isn't technical nor MOCpages specific.

Yes this group is for "help", but Help about MOCpages only, not help about photography, lego building, photo-editing, etc.

For that kind of query the admins are more than willing to answer your questions in the Advice group. Link -> http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8176

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| February 8, 2012, 8:50 am
Quoting andros tempest

Chris and co set up the MOCpages Advice group for queries like this one. It isn't technical nor MOCpages specific.

Yes this group is for "help", but Help about MOCpages only, not help about photography, lego building, photo-editing, etc.

For that kind of query the admins are more than willing to answer your questions in the Advice group. Link -> http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8176

Yes, but it's not disallowed. Otherwise this topic would be wiped, gone, or locked. And I find that people are more active here.
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| February 8, 2012, 8:57 am
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
It's MOCpages "HELP" not MOCpages "report non-LEGO"

Of course, Report non-LEGO is one of the functions of this group...
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| February 8, 2012, 8:58 am
 Group admin 
Caleb, I'm not quite certain about what you're asking. My impression, though, was that you are asking about the best way to cut out of one image, and paste into another. I'll start with that...

The wand tools are fine when your object is behind a solid color, but when the background is complex it no longer works. In that case you need to select the "Polygonal Lasso" tool. You can then outline very specifically. (Side note: the regular function of the P. Lasso has you clicking, dragging the mouse, clicking again, etc. If you want to "draw" with it instead of clicking a bazillion times, hold down the Alt. key. It's a little tougher to control, but functions well under some circumstances.)

Once you've outlined your subject, then go to "Select" > "Feather" and check to see that the Feather Radius isn't too large. I'd recommend 10 pixels or less.

Close out that window, and go to "Edit" > "Copy" or "Cut" (depending on your preference). Open up the new image in which you want to add the part you just cut or copied. Go to "Edit" > "Paste."

It should appear in the new image. You can then hit CTRL + T and adjust the size, location, etc.

Hopefully this will help. If you had something else in mind, just let me know specifically what you need, and we'll get you there.


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| February 8, 2012, 8:58 am
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Hey, I was just wondering, because my Photoshop Lasso skills are SERIOUSLY lacking. I use wand time to time, but it only works on solid colored objects. Anyone have advice. I also tried green paper background.

I suggest you try to find help for that in http://mocpages.com/group.php/13655
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| February 8, 2012, 8:59 am
This is totally off topic
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| February 8, 2012, 9:00 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
Caleb, I'm not quite certain about what you're asking. My impression, though, was that you are asking about the best way to cut out of one image, and paste into another. I'll start with that...

The wand tools are fine when your object is behind a solid color, but when the background is complex it no longer works. In that case you need to select the "Polygonal Lasso" tool. You can then outline very specifically. (Side note: the regular function of the P. Lasso has you clicking, dragging the mouse, clicking again, etc. If you want to "draw" with it instead of clicking a bazillion times, hold down the Alt. key. It's a little tougher to control, but functions well under some circumstances.)

Once you've outlined your subject, then go to "Select" > "Feather" and check to see that the Feather Radius isn't too large. I'd recommend 10 pixels or less.

Close out that window, and go to "Edit" > "Copy" or "Cut" (depending on your preference). Open up the new image in which you want to add the part you just cut or copied. Go to "Edit" > "Paste."

It should appear in the new image. You can then hit CTRL + T and adjust the size, location, etc.

Hopefully this will help. If you had something else in mind, just let me know specifically what you need, and we'll get you there.


Ah, thank you Mr. Kelso. I will try this. Although I found some nice results with GIMP, they aren't perfect. I'll see which has better results.
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| February 8, 2012, 9:02 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Ah, thank you Mr. Kelso. I will try this. Although I found some nice results with GIMP, they aren't perfect. I'll see which has better results.


No problem. And Caleb, we're just scratching the surface here. There are countless sublties that can be achieved as well with Photoshop. Knowing how to achieve the desired effect, however, is often not easy and I've had to learn the hard way.

If I can help with anything specific - so you don't have to go through the nonsense that I did, please give me a shout over in the Advice group, and I'll provide what info I can.

Good luck!
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| February 8, 2012, 9:07 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Yes, but it's not disallowed. Otherwise this topic would be wiped, gone, or locked. And I find that people are more active here.


fair point. I just wanted to make sure you got the answer to your question, and I guessed you'd stand a better chance in the other group than this one, but now mark has replied I guess that was moot.

Just consider it information for future reference.

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| February 8, 2012, 9:11 am
Quoting andros tempest

fair point. I just wanted to make sure you got the answer to your question, and I guessed you'd stand a better chance in the other group than this one, but now mark has replied I guess that was moot.

Just consider it information for future reference.

Okay, will do.
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| February 8, 2012, 9:32 am
Quoting andros tempest

fair point. I just wanted to make sure you got the answer to your question, and I guessed you'd stand a better chance in the other group than this one, but now mark has replied I guess that was moot.

Just consider it information for future reference.


Not trying to make this off topic but could you help me with my comment problem?
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| February 8, 2012, 9:38 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Calvin Russ

Not trying to make this off topic but could you help me with my comment problem?


Your comment "problem" was simply that the comment you were replying to had some words in it that triggered moderation. You need to give comments a FULL 24 hours to show up (and if they don't, it's because they were deleted) before bringing it to our attention.

In any case, your comments were moderated and should be there now.
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| February 8, 2012, 10:49 am
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