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Tutorial – Creating your own Photo Clip Art – Part 4 (Finishing off)

This article is part 4 in a tutorial. It is recommended that you read the first three parts first.

So far we have made a roughly cut-out version of our daffodil flower floating on a transparent background. If you zoom in to the edges of the petals, what I mean by rough-cut becomes all too apparent – this mosaic like effect, with occasional bits of background and a few bits of petal missing can now be ‘healed’ by working on the transparency mask that we set up in the last part of this tutorial. Continue reading

Tutorial – Creating your own Photo Clip Art – Part 3 (Using the Alpha Channel)

This article is part three in a tutorial. It is recommended that you read parts 1 & 2 first.

In part 2 of this tutorial, I explained how to use the scissors tool to produce a rough selection around the daffodil flower. This selection area is now going to be used to produce a mask that we add can add to the alpha channel of the image. By working on the mask, we can obtain a smooth transition from opaque (the flower) to transparent (the background), with no jagged edges. Continue reading

Coming soon on a blog near you!

Believe it or not, this blog is not a random collection of posts about whatever takes my fancy, interspersed with Billy’s offers and customer feedback, but is actually planned a few weeks in advance. (Hard to believe, I know, but true none the less)!  :-)

By way of proof, if proof were needed, here is a list of what is coming up over the next few weeks:- Continue reading