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    Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    We need an illustration for our rescue group. I need to show a heart with a rescue Maltese such as this jumping through/out of the heart...

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    I don't really know where to start.

    Right now I have PSE-10 but I will be getting Photoshop CS6 within a few days.

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Richard,

    Gavin Hoey had a video demonstrating this, have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUgltl9DgM

    Very easy to follow.

    Val

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Richard,
    Here is a link to a free Photo Shop action that might help to get you started:
    http://www.panosfx.com/free-photoshop-actions/oob
    I understand it works on PS Elements as well.
    HTH.

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Thanks very much Val and Kris. I will start on this tomorrow.

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Richard, Just as a learning exercise I watched the video Val mentioned and had a quick try using your dog example using PSE7.
    I was not looking for 'quality' (as is pretty obvious) but trying to learn the principles of getting the layers in correct order.

    The below was made from 3 layers;
    Layer 1 - background with gradient as demonstration. This could be a pic or plain design of course.
    Layer 2 - heart shape from PSE graphics.
    Layer 3 - dog after selecting, cutting and erasing where required.

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    Apart from selecting/finding the background and heart pics the hardest bit will be to make a good selection to cut the dog from your orig pic.

    Good luck with your project ..............

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Grahame, Thank you.

    What a wonderful site is CiC. Help is available from the entire globe!

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Getting a good selection for that image shouldn't be difficult.

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    As a quick example, I used the "Calculations" function under "Edit" in Photoshop. First, I switched to the "Channels" palette; then I examined each channel to see which one(s) gave the best separation between Buffy and the black background. The Red channel was really good for that, so I used the red channel twice in Calculations and set the blend mode to Overlay. I saved the result as an Alpha channel; took a brush to the resulting channel, using white set to Overlay for Buffy and black set to Overlay for the background. That gave me a pure black and white image which I saved as a selection; so I went back to the Layers palette, duplicated the base layer, and then placed the selection from the Channels menu as a mask for the duplicated layer. Petty simple. I put a bright green layer underneath the top masked layer to show where a but of work could be done to refine the mask edge; but it was a lot less work than trying to manually select the edge of all Buffy's fur from the background!

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    My wife wanted a different image and chose this one. Here is one of my attempts. I don't really care about the BG color since this will be printed on a white banner.

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    We will have the following over the image with the text curving down in sort of a semi circle:
    OPEN YOUR HEART
    And the following under the image with the text curving up
    TO A RESCUE MALTESE

    What do you think of it?
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 20th September 2012 at 05:07 AM.

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    I think that this looks great, Richard!

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    Try doing a dropped shadow cast to the right hand side probably about 4 O-clock. It will help the edge look more natural and add a bit more of a 3D feel.
    Have fun.

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    Richard, very good ! Paul has a good idea but sounds like you need to get approval from your wife first

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    Richard, that looks pretty darn good to me. Add the text and you have a result.

    Cheers for now

    Gary

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    I've only just seen this Richard; and it reminded me of a function Helicon Filter can do:

    http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfilter.html

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Graphic with Text

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    How does this look? I will need to center the text a bit and perhaps add a drop shadow!

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    Re: Subject Jumping Out Of An Image...

    Lovely Maybe choose a softer typeset like Raavi and add a dropshadow.

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    Final Product...

    Thanks everyone for their support and encouragement and suggestions.

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    We have our website address on the baner which we display at the front of our shelter. We needed to announce that this is a 501c3 organization because it means that donations to our organization can be tax deductible if people itemize their taxes.

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    Okay, that is DEFINITELY going to work! Well Done!

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    Re: Final Product...

    Looks excellent, Richard. Good work.

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    Richard, Great result.

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