Nicholas \ (
Thu, 1 Jun 2000 20:33:18 -0700

Well, assuming you're using Photoshop, which I highly reccomend for anything
beyond the simplest of image editing, you're going to want to use a
combination of tools.
1. Using the rectangular marquee, crop out as much as you can, and only
leave the area just above the antennae and cut as close to the neck as
2. Use the magic wand (vary its setting) to try and remove and solid areas
of color you can
3. Load the Square shaped brush set and use the erase. Start with a fairly
large brush size and keep reducing the size as you get in closer and closer
to the borderlines. Its time consuming work, but if you want to do it, do it
right. Typically, when I cut out the background from an image (for example,
the Nu Gundam used in one of my wallpapers) it can take up to 30 minutes of
work for a full body image such as that.

One other alternative is to use the magnetic lasso. It tries to follow the
contours of an image and _usually_ works reasonably well. I tend to only use
it when there are really well defined differences between the colors you're
trying to seperate though.

Nicholas "Echo|Fox" Paufler - Home of the HQ Gundam Image Archive
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> How do I seperate a Gundam's face from the rest of its body in a picture? I > can draw as close to it as possible with the cut tool that allows you to draw > aroud an object and cut it out. From problem is, I have to zoom up to 800% > and edit the edges of the face pixel by pixel to get rid of the bits from the > picture it was taken from. Is there any way or any program that makes this > easier or does it automatically? > > I want to make Gundam Heads for buttons on my site, but cannot get just the > head and non of the bits from the picture. Its very nerve wracking to edit it > pixel by pixel and just when I get close enough, I always edit out half the > face. > > I will be very gratefull for any help, > > Aaron > > - > Gundam Mailing List Archives are available at >

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