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@Wallace81 @marrtac @weeniehutjr @mons Thanks for the help guys

I've never used the history brush before, however after using it a couple of days, I find it really useful.
@Wallace81 @marrtac @weeniehutjr @mons Thanks for the help guys

I've never used the history brush before, however after using it a couple of days, I find it really useful.
History brush is one of the toos I use the most
As no-one picked up my requests I thought I would have a go myself, I know for some this is easy but for me it's not, I would much rather do text editing than photo editing, so have attached my first effort, am using paint 3d, I can use gimp but am finding paint 3d a bit simpler.
Would attached file be acceptable, if not please explain what else is needed, if it's ok I will have a go at some more. Constructive criticism and advice greatly appreciated.
Attachments
As no-one picked up my requests I thought I would have a go myself, I know for some this is easy but for me it's not, I would much rather do text editing than photo editing, so have attached my first effort, am using paint 3d, I can use gimp but am finding paint 3d a bit simpler.
Would attached file be acceptable, if not please explain what else is needed, if it's ok I will have a go at some more. Constructive criticism and advice greatly appreciated.
A couple of things.
  • Needs to be on a transparent background.
  • Needs to be cut closer to the chin.
  • You have quite a lot of air above the head.
  • If the source allow it, the cuts can be 250x250 pixels.
A couple of things.
  • Needs to be on a transparent background.
  • Needs to be cut closer to the chin.
  • You have quite a lot of air above the head.
  • If the source allow it, the cuts can be 250x250 pixels.

Now I think I have cropped this a bit too tight, but is everything else OK. I sized first image at 180*180 as that's what all the others are in facepack, this is 250. The cropping is the bit I can do so I'm not bothered about this as I'm just trying to learn paint 3d at the minute, it's all the fiddly bits I have trouble with. But if this image is ok I think I can have a go properly
Attachments
Do anyone have a quick fix for the shadows here?
https://image.ibb.co/buSCuf/53164415.pnghttps://image.ibb.co/i4EE70/53048749-FIX.pnghttps://image.ibb.co/nwUQEf/751769.png
I tried on one of them and this was the result i got:
https://image.ibb.co/gtFRLL/53048749-FIX-copy.png
I can't get the eye to look natural no matter how much I try.
Now I think I have cropped this a bit too tight, but is everything else OK. I sized first image at 180*180 as that's what all the others are in facepack, this is 250. The cropping is the bit I can do so I'm not bothered about this as I'm just trying to learn paint 3d at the minute, it's all the fiddly bits I have trouble with. But if this image is ok I think I can have a go properly
For some reason I'm not able to download the image, only view it in my browser. But from the look from it doesn't look like you hav andy details at all at the top, only a straight line. As you say cropping isn't difficult, but in this cut, you don't have the whole chin. And as of Paint 3D, I have no idea what tools are availible in there, same with gimp. I would suggest you give Photoshop a go.

And what source are you using? It looks like it's been upscaled.

180x180 was used before and 250x250 hasn't been used for that long, so the majority of the cuts are still 180x180.
Do anyone have a quick fix for the shadows here?
https://image.ibb.co/buSCuf/53164415.pnghttps://image.ibb.co/i4EE70/53048749-FIX.pnghttps://image.ibb.co/nwUQEf/751769.png
I tried on one of them and this was the result i got:
https://image.ibb.co/gtFRLL/53048749-FIX-copy.png
I can't get the eye to look natural no matter how much I try.

Are you using clone stamp or something? My method is using an adjustment layer (usually Levels) to increase the brightness of the shadows (or reduce brightness of highlights), and using a layer mask to restrict the adjustment layer to only the shadows
Are you using clone stamp or something? My method is using an adjustment layer (usually Levels) to increase the brightness of the shadows (or reduce brightness of highlights), and using a layer mask to restrict the adjustment layer to only the shadows

Yes, I used the clone stamp tool. I tried other adjustments like levels and some other, although I couldn't get a good result. Imo, the clone stamp works perfectly fine, however the eye is really hard to fix...

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For some reason I'm not able to download the image, only view it in my browser. But from the look from it doesn't look like you hav andy details at all at the top, only a straight line. As you say cropping isn't difficult, but in this cut, you don't have the whole chin. And as of Paint 3D, I have no idea what tools are availible in there, same with gimp. I would suggest you give Photoshop a go.

And what source are you using? It looks like it's been upscaled.

180x180 was used before and 250x250 hasn't been used for that long, so the majority of the cuts are still 180x180.

The image is the one you posted in my request thread https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/request/32343
As I said I know I cropped it too close, didn't realise how much I chopped off the top of his head though, but as am experimenting I'm not too bothered about that as I can redo that easy enough. I will have another crack tomorrow, see if I can remember how I did it and post again. Thanks.
Yes, I used the clone stamp tool tool. I tried other adjustments like levels and some other, although I couldn't get a good result. Imo, the clone stamp works perfectly fine, however the eye is really hard to fix...

Here's an example of one I used this method on. IMO Clone stamp doesn't maintain the details of the skin which yields unnatural-looking results. Trying to remove the shadows instead of reduce them means the facial features will lack depth

Before-after
https://i.postimg.cc/zB59Khd1/13199287-Badr-Boulahroud1.png https://i.postimg.cc/gJD1D05L/13199287-Badr-Boulahroud2.png

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Here's an example of one I used this method on. IMO Clone stamp doesn't maintain the details of the skin which yields unnatural-looking results. Trying to remove the shadows instead of reduce them means the facial features will lack depth

Before-after
https://i.postimg.cc/zB59Khd1/13199287-Badr-Boulahroud1.png https://i.postimg.cc/gJD1D05L/13199287-Badr-Boulahroud2.png

After using "shadows/highlights":
https://image.ibb.co/hMBUaL/53048749-FIX.pnghttps://image.ibb.co/mw8mN0/53048749-FIX.png
I tried to cutout this and gave as result the next image.
(This is my second cut out and I'm posting here so can improve technique and everything)

https://image.ibb.co/daRFuq/aspinall.png
I tried to cutout this and gave as result the next image.
(This is my second cut out and I'm posting here so can improve technique and everything)

https://image.ibb.co/daRFuq/aspinall.png

There are some snow, here's how to fix it.

Some other small tweaks to improve the cut:
- You can rotate the cut to make it straight. You can do it under "rotate canvas" if you're using PS.
- Personally, I would prefer if you move the collar on the left side down and up on the right.

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Someone have already tried CutOut professional 8 ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6off4PVn8E
@StevensLion, adding to what krissmed said, do keep in mind all the aspects of this post when cutting. If you give it another go keeping all these in mind, I'm sure you'll get a much better final cut
All guys wich have problem with long neck,this is the best advice to have shirt visiable,and also have cut as much closer to the chin.
http://i.imgur.com/N7JCVMI.jpg

If your going to cut close to the chin but the collar disappears move the collar up before cutting, with either the marquee tool or the laso tool.

Example
Before
https://hostr.co/file/Ru4eu4THe3Mi/1c.png

After
https://hostr.co/file/c0CZeAoXUktO/2c.png

@StaffMan please when you have longer neck use this technique and don't leave cuts without the shirt.All cuts must have some part of the shirt visiable.
https://i.imgur.com/7TeM2re.jpg
@StaffMan please when you have longer neck use this technique and don't leave cuts without the shirt.All cuts must have some part of the shirt visiable.


I actually just made a video to help explain the process also

ok Rowan , Thanks for the heads up , think its called Chicken neck , i will practice for a while until im fluid at the technique
Do anyone have tips for cutting sources like this. Vertus didn't give me a decent cutout...
https://www.ullern.no/filer/fotball/MSA_2018/Profilbilder_runde_2/%C3%98klandNY.JPG

Here's my result using Vertus:
https://i.ibb.co/HLZNG2S/53166427.png
Do anyone have tips for cutting sources like this. Vertus didn't give me a decent cutout...
https://www.ullern.no/filer/fotball/MSA_2018/Profilbilder_runde_2/%C3%98klandNY.JPG

Here's my result using Vertus:
https://i.ibb.co/HLZNG2S/53166427.png


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqdWu-4vw_k&t=
https://www.remove.bg/

Found this new online tool for removing backgrounds. Tried it with a few pictures and the results were pretty good. Maybe will help some people.
https://www.remove.bg/

Found this new online tool for removing backgrounds. Tried it with a few pictures and the results were pretty good. Maybe will help some people.

I reckon this can be a game-changer

"Manual" cutting will always be preferable as the attention to detail will always be better than anything done automatically, but for straight-forward sources with a clear background and a plain hair-style, it looks like the results are absolutely amazing. I will need to check how it works with poor sources, tough hairstyles and/or multi-coloured backgrounds, as it looks like some snow will be inevitable - but anything which can give our cutters a hand is definitely much appreciated

Edit: It looks like the tool automatically downsizes HQ images, I suspect for bandwidth and/or processing purposes. For best results, I would recommend that the image is manually cropped to only include the area immediately close to the face so that as high a resolution as possible is maintained

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See the post above yours'


do'h

not much active anymore over here so i overlooked it.

http://oi50.tinypic.com/2wo93c2.jpg
I know it's Christmas and some of you may not be around as much as during other periods of the year, but I just wanted to bring https://www.remove.bg/ to your attention, in case it hadn't already.

Over the past few days, I've had enough time to check and I reckon this can be a game-changer in terms of cutting.

First of all, "manual" cutting will always be preferable as the attention to detail will always be better than anything done automatically, but it looks like the results when using this site are absolutely amazing, especially in cases where doing a manual cut would take a lot of fiddling around. It's not 100% perfect with poor sources, tough hairstyles and/or multi-coloured backgrounds (but what is?) as some snow will be inevitable - but anything which can give our cutters a hand is definitely much appreciated

A random example: this source would result in this cut in 5 seconds flat.

https://www.remove.bg/system/uploads/image/processed/a53e23ad-bc22-4bea-931a-7278b2faaa2c/29219153-removebg.png.

In this case, it will still need rotation, cropping, resizing and a little bit of cleaning to be ready for inclusion in the megapack, but it's much easier for a cutter to finalise instead of having to spend minutes trying to get the hair right

It looks like the tool automatically downsizes large images, I suspect for bandwidth and/or processing purposes. As far as I can tell, the final cut cannot be larger than 500 pixels long or wide so for the best results, I would recommend that the image is manually cropped before uploading the source onto the website, so that it only includes the area immediately close to the face so that as high a resolution as possible is maintained in the final cut.

An example of the above - putting this source through the site will result in this cut:

https://www.remove.bg/system/uploads/image/processed/69c892e3-37be-4891-b298-10578b28040f/23447741-removebg.png

It's not bad, but if you crop the original source to this:

https://i.imgur.com/6xq7T5n.jpg

before putting it through the site, then you get this:

https://www.remove.bg/system/uploads/image/processed/a1c3dc98-266a-475f-8ab7-ec673f04f396/23447741-removebg.png

which will definitely result in a better cut overall once it's cleaned etc.

For some of our requesters who have pending requests from an old while back, it may be worth experimenting a bit with it to see whether some of the older requests could benefit with being put through the tool so that cutters would only need to clean, rotate, resize etc.

I'm thinking of people like @jWaSiMhE, @Bram Carella, @RT7, @Vinceultras42, @FreeTheTinman, @Aksull, @JúNioR_SpAwN.d, @Boudewijn, @ABBFH, @schweigi, @Burak Orak, @LucasThale, @Lebohang Mokoena, @katalonczyk22, @Domynix92, @Pipoquinhas, @Gamma022, @cebul, @Juancr7, @Nick___9, @brankodelija, @spix22, @zdendo, @tv_capper, @Jogo Bonito, @Jay Brockie, @weeniehutjr, @StaffMan, @Mustang13297, @Hasjasja etc., who have all been regularly submitting sources with varying degrees of success in actually seeing them get cut. If some of the pending sources/packs are put through this website, cutters would only need to clean them up, thus making it easier and more likely for your requests to be cut and included in the megapack...

It can also help regular cutters like @Belajariman, @MARSEILLE13, @Rowan, @Sopel, @bakizp, @HRiddick, @fumuj, @StaffMan, @leftfoot, @moondog777, @Swedie, @diogoamaral, @krissmed, @cksrl1000, @marrtac, @maxtod77, @Wallace81, @Cut out 4 this (and I hope I haven't forgotten anybody - in which case, heartfelt apologies!) to speeden up the cutting process.

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at first glance, this is quite impressive
@mons Oh wow, this is actually great. Admittedly, it's not better than some fine work of some cutters out here, but it's still remarkable. It struggles a bit with dark hair (except dreadlocks as these are always simple, imo) and of course in dark/grainy pics but for the general use of some one-off, decent quality pics it may be truly a gamechanger - whilst taking literally seconds it keeps the details and notices the single hair strands. Thanks for sharing!
at first glance, this is quite impressive

I'm usually quite sceptical of these kind of tools as they usually aren't even half as good as advertised - but I've been using this for the last week or so and I'm amazed at the consistently high level of cutting it manages to produce



@mons Oh wow, this is actually great. Admittedly, it's not better than some fine work of some cutters out here, but it's still remarkable. It struggles a bit with dark hair (except dreadlocks as these are always simple, imo) and of course in dark/grainy pics but for the general use of some one-off, decent quality pics it may be truly a gamechanger - whilst taking literally seconds it keeps the details and notices the single hair strands. Thanks for sharing!

Absolutely As you can see with the final cut I posted, the edges are a bit fuzzy and not as well-defined as when cut in the traditional manner, but there's no doubt in my mind that in the majority of sources, hair details are retained almost as well as when cut manually. A manual cut will always be better, naturally...
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