Extracting Soft Edges in Photoshop

By Corey Barker Excerpt from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, vol. 2 Sometimes getting an accurate selection means going beyond using normal tools and methods and using more experimental techniques. I say experimental because these techniques are worth trying, but are not always effective. They may require some tweaking, depending on the image, but they are sometimes pretty effective. STEP ONE: Here, we have a wedding shot. It looks pretty good after I added a couple layer effects (a vignette and a spotlight effect) to it, but I would really like to fill in that space in (Read more...)