This week I have spent time learning how to use and slowly getting the hang of ReMask, from Topaz Labs. While it is a bit fiddly and there is some cleaning up to do, its still MUCH better than having to mask/erase it all by hand in PS. Admittedly picking a fairly challenging image with lots of steam vapour and a messy tree background didn’t lower the difficulty level any.
This is my steam train image selected via ReMask against a JaiJ background. past thru Impression Monet II. Then edges cleaned up and blended in with soft brushes.
Wanting the same textural feel across the image I put the background thru the same Impression preset and finally added a Foxey Squirrel edge just to frame it up.
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Thanks to the people who commented about the background being distracting, it was the push I needed to try out ReMask and take a risk with this image and it has been a great learning experience.
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