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Photoshop CC 2017 Refine Edge

Discussion in 'Photoshop & Editing Chat Forum' started by Ramble Vision, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Ramble Vision

    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    so I have updated my version of CC (and am beginning to wish I hadn't), they seem to have removed the refine edge option when selecting and replaced it with a whole mode, called something like select and refine. its in the select drop down menu at the top.

    anyway on the old version I used to be able to select the sky or something using the quick select tool, it would pick the sky resonantly well but not great, then id click the refinance button and nine times out of ten it would automatically tidy up the edge nicely, sometimes there would be a troublesome bit like a tree or something, but a quick paint over with the brush and the section became fine. so yes 10 - 15 seconds and nice tidy selection.

    anyway this new tool allows you pant the quick section on, and then there is a refine brush that lets you refine the edge. but I have been using it on a couple of images and it dong a terrible job of finding the edge, to the point that is no better then just using the quick select tool with no edge refining. so on the last two images its taken minutes to get a selection and im still not completely happy with the selection at that.

    So it seems right now like a step backwards, but that said the images I was working with are seascapes so this fact might not be helping (?)

    so yes just wondering if anyone else is finding it as bothersome to use as me, or if there is something im doing wrong or whatever?

    cheers
     
  2. hooferinsane

    hooferinsane EXIF Seeker Super Moderator

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    Just a long shot, but are you touching the bit that you don't want to select with the crosshair inside the brush circle, as this may select something you don't want to
     
  3. Ramble Vision

    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    I don't know is the honest answer, but then I didn't realise this was somthing I need to be aware of, so could be .

    The old system seemed to let me be very gung-ho though
     
  4. Snips

    Snips Always on

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    Topaz Remask 5

    Free trial for a month. Register again for another free month. And repeat :)
     
  5. Minor Problem

    Minor Problem Always on Premium Member

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    I've always struggled with refine edge. really contrasty edges work fine but anything of similar tones and I've found it pretty hopeless. I had hoped it would improve over time not get worse though!
     
  6. Ramble Vision

    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    thanks for the recommendation edward, but id rather avoid using a plugin for this if i can help it. it should be easy to do in PS really

    these ones i have been working are quite similar so it could jet be that, i just always found the other way easy.

    probably just a coincidence,


    i have been watching a couple of videos and it seems to perform in a similar way
     

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