I have this photo. I’d like to mask out the log, the bird, and the turtle and then make changes to the background and foreground. Is that possible? I tried changing everything and then using the eraser to mask out the subject but that did not work well.
with a subject like this (similar colours, crossing lines …) you need a tool, where you can mask precisely. To do so in PL 4 is somewhat difficult at present – depending on what you are going for.
Some time ago, I suggested to improve the manual masking options (combine masks, enable to draw straight lines with the brush / eraser etc). to make life easier.
For these cases I prefer to use a pen tablet – see Contest: Can PL be used to simulate lighting from flash for portrait shots ?! - #30 by Wolfgang
have fun, Wolfgang
Welcome to the forum!
In your case, I’d start with the Auto brush painting over the bird/log/turtle. Then I’ll invert the mask, in the layer palette (auto brush is a powerful tool which is often overlooked…)
Let me know.
Use saturation to 0% , grey, so you can see what’s selected.
Alt ctrl, never remember which for eraser mask and adding just paint again.
Works quite wel
at home tested: ctrl and scrolling wheel mouse is size masking brush.
alt is eraser. alt ctrl scroll mouse is size erasor
Thank you everyone this helps a lot. I was able to auto mask and then invert. Now I’m able to work with it.
I’m happy to hear that