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    If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    ..THIS would be it:
    If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    This composited photo is really about Photoshop's Pen Tool. I had always wanted to learn how to use it and, just recently, ran across a video tut which really opened up things, a bit, for me. I had watched many videos on this tool, but there was something that always escaped me about the Pen Tool. I would imagine that folks who have really had a relationship with the Pen Tool would see what I learned as taking a kindergarten kind of approach to using this tool. But it has worked for me, and is the opened door to all the wonders which lay ahead - regarding the usage of this tool.

    This motorcycle is only my second attempt at isolating an element from its background, and I can't WAIT to find something else to put this tool to work at. The extraction of this motorcycle isn't anywhere near perfect, but it is a great start for me. I wish that I knew how best to treat the fairing so that the background could have shown through it. But that will come.

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Something far beyond my capability, I think you have created a masterpiece.

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Quote Originally Posted by grounded View Post
    Something far beyond my capability, I think you have created a masterpiece.
    Wow, thanks John. I am really glad that you see worth in what I did. That Pen tool has truly bitten me (in a GOOD way), and I am going to work real hard at becoming quite adept with it. Using this vector based selection tool is (to me) as joyful as it is rewarding. I LOVE it, and I have only scratched the surface of its capabilities.

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Hey you are nearly there. Several ways of doing it but you will soon work out a way that suits you.

    If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    i love it, what tut did you watch?

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Hi Nathan, nice first attempt but your taste in motorbikes is sadly misguided which tutorial did you look at that enlightened you?

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    Hey you are nearly there. Several ways of doing it but you will soon work out a way that suits you.

    If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...
    Thanks Paul. I see that you conquered that 'Fairing' issue I had spoke about. What you have accomplished is exactly what 'I' had hoped to achieve. I will thoroughly search for a blueprint on how to go about reaching such goals.

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Quote Originally Posted by allenlennon View Post
    i love it, what tut did you watch?

    It was this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vUq...eature=mh_lolz

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    Re: If I could ride into Heaven on a motor vehicle...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Hi Nathan, nice first attempt but your taste in motorbikes is sadly misguided which tutorial did you look at that enlightened you?
    Mark, I found that tut here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vUq...eature=mh_lolz

    By the way, I see that you are not smitten by BMV bike offerings . Personally, I have never ridden one, but had always heard that they were the best manufactured bikes. I have been a biker for 30+ years, but am presently without a mechanical stallion. I prefer cruisers, but thought that a sport cruiser might be somewhat cheaper to get into (hoping, that is, that I would be able to afford another bike, one day). There is NOTHING like traversing the countryside on a nice Spring/Summer day - with camera strapped on - on a motorcycle.

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