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How to Use the Refine Edge in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

Today’s Photoshop video tutorial is all about the Refine Edge tool. The Refine Edge tool made its debut in Photoshop CS3 so if you’re using an older version, you won’t have this tool to play with.

If you’re a stock photographer shooting  isolated people or objects, I think that after watching this video, you’ll want to upgrade to CS3 or CS4 if you haven’t already done so. 🙂 I use this tool all the time when I want to refine my object’s edge to remove unwanted jagged edges or halos caused by light reflecting off the white background. If you’re having problems having your images approved to the various stock agencies because of poor isolation, then this refine edge tutorial is for you!

I won’t go into how to select an object in this tutorial since there are many ways to do this including using color range. Ok, let’s get to it! Enjoy!



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13 responses on "How to Use the Refine Edge in Photoshop - Video Tutorial"

  1. Thanks…thanks….tkankssssssssssssssssssss so so so much…it help me a lot….

  2. Very Clear Explanations
    Great tutorial!
    Thanx 🙂

  3. Hi Yanik,
    Thanks for this interesting tutorial, the Refine Edge I have always been overlooked.
    euGen

  4. Thank you …. very cool

  5. Great tutorial for beginners and your communication is very clear!

  6. Thank you for this. It s very usefull!

  7. Wowl! That is amazing! I love this class:)

  8. Great tutorial! This will really help me out with my selections. Thanks very much.

  9. Great class
    Thanks
    Debbi

  10. Thanks for this great tutorial, Yanik! I will surely help me!

  11. This Refine Edge sounds interesting and very effective: I am looking forward to receive the CS4 version that I ordered last week !
    Thanks for all your tutorials, Yanick :))

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    @Jamie….. Join the club! 😉

  13. Great tutorial! Definitely up there with the most useful for me.. I’ve had a few isolation rejections in my time 😛

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