P1W1 – Cutouts
The assignment was to practice using Photoshop to cut the subject/background out of photos. The full cutout takes out everything but the subject, and the partial cutout takes a portion of the background.
Easy enough in theory – the near-solid blue background should make this simple geometric shape easy. However, the finer details at the top of the tower became tricky. I ended up making my brush about 1px wide in order to cutout the bits of sky between the clock filigree and star. Even so, some of the blue sky still shows in its reflection.
This was a more difficult shape and background to work with – the subject’s coloring was similar enough to the background for the quick selection tool to have quite a bit of a problem with it. This is evident in the plant sticking out at the top left, where bits of dark background can be seen between the leaves.