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wolf-pirate55 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@01:44what is going on?
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
HA! You caught that did you? :nod: LOVE it!! :iconhiskitty:
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Cool! :-)
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I've put together a couple of tips, tricks and techniques on how to get the most out of the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

*First Tip - How to pronounce the word "Polygonal". Heh

If you enjoyed this ... feel free to add it to your favourites. Lavish praise is always appreciated. ;)

Thank you all for your support.

You're better than bras.

P.S. More tutorials will come.

P.P.S. These tips will work in most photo editing software. At least those with Lasso Tools.

On-line classes with one on one instruction covering shadows and the mighty Pen Tool can be found here --> [link]
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How 2 Extract-Polygonal Lasso by *SBG-CrewStock is a quick video class that will teach you how to remove a subject from an image to create an object with a transparent background. The video itself delivers an easy and effective guide with one of the best tutorial voice talents at deviantART. ( Featured by FantasyStock )
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
:iconcongratsddplz: Congratulations on this Daily Deviation! You're been featured in the following article: May 2011 Resources DD Summary

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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Nice work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Cadillac-Blood Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@07:37You sound so smart! XD Great job, and congrats on the daily deviation! <3 I wish I had Photoshop... However, I do have the poor man's Photoshop: GIMP. Gimp has most of the tools of Photoshop, just in a less expensive (FREE) package, downloadable online. And it's easier to understand, haha!
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I second what Tom Wilcox said. I read this ( watched) and I actually remembered everything! It will be very useful to me and so many others!! Thank you!! And congrats on the well deserved DD!!! :thumbsup:
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wolf-pirate55 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@01:44what the heck is up with my first comment, anyway great job
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wolf-pirate55 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@01:44what is going on?
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wolf-pirate55 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@01:44awesome my friend!
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psychepirate Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hello and congrats for the DD! :iconohjoyplz:

Even though I've worked on photoshop for 3 or 4 years now I still like to make time to watch basic tutorials, this was very simple and well made, plus your voice made listening very soothing and I do believe if I ever extract anything for another picture, I will use this method. :)
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RadenWA Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a very basic technique, but the video is very well-made and the presentation is very clear, easy to follow and interesting. Still, I'd rather use Pen Tool to extract images =P
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LovelyShrew Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:37It seems like you were on a mission to showcase the single most time consuming way to extract this banana. I found the same banana image, used the magic wand contracted the selection by 3 pixels and got the same result in under 2 min.

I know that makes me sound like a... you know what, but I feel the need to point that out.
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:37I don't mind your opinion at all. I think that it's healthy to get all perspectives. ;) This is a simple extraction technique for peeps who are unfamiliar with extracting and image. I purposely selected an easy image to extract so the instruction would be easy to follow.

Personally, I think that the BEST way to extract an image is with the pen tool ... however, I think for the simple white b/g vs. distinct image ...the magic wand works miracles!

Thank you for commenting! :icondance-4u:
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LovelyShrew Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Yes, I figured as much.

Anyway I should compliment you taking the time to create a free and easy-to-follow tutorial for beginners. For that, I applaud you.
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CATlovesYarra Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:37Do you have any tips or trick for extracting something with curves? This tool sometimes gives me unwanted sharp edges.
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
To be completely honest, when I'm extracting curves, I use the Pen Tool. The Pen Tool is much more precise and I think it is a much cleaner cut. However, if you're not familiar with the pen tool, the polygonal lasso tool is a nice, "user-friendly" alternative. :D
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CATlovesYarra Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:37Thanks for your reply! I enjoyed watching your video, and if you ever do a pen tool tutorial I'd love to see it. :D
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Fatefully Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:38I have to admit, this gives me new insight into lassoing. I've always had trouble with the regular lasso D: < It's frustrating and at times, hard to work with. Thank you so much! This is very clear and easy to follow! :] Congrats on the DD as well!
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:38Oy! I can not STAND the regular lasso tool ... my hand is just not steady enough at all! LOL

Thank you so much for your comments,they put a HUGE smile on my face tonight. ;) Good luck and happy extracting! :iconspinplz:
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Fatefully Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Oh yes, I have to agree :l My hand is sooo shaky when I try to hold it still. Little bugger!

Thanks! You too [I'm sure you will.] Haha.
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LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:37Wow, this helped a lot! Thank you so much for making this and congrats on the DD! <3
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Thank you kindly for the congratulations and for letting me know that the tutorial helped. :D
Comments like these written to tutorialists are similar to giving catnip to kittens. :iconhappydayplz: Thank you!
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LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gahahah, anytime! Have a good day, you! <3
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A-Bright-Idea Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
@07:38Usually I use the Magnetic-Lasso tool for high-contrast extractions such as bananas against white backgrounds, but I enjoyed your presentation of how to do the same thing with the Polygonal Lasso.

Also, very nice voice!
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Truth be told ... I actually usually use the pen tool to extract everything but until you get the hang of it (cause it's a tricky little fella), the polygonal tool is a wonderful friend. :iconpresentsplz:

And thank you for the compliment! You're the first to mention my schmexy voice. Bwahaha! Made my day! :iconyellowsubmarine2plz:
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symyx Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Thank you so much ^^ i am trying to get better on Ps so this tutorial really helped :hug:. Thank you again ^^
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Aww ... I :heart: to hear this! It's what makes the tutorialist's heart go pitter-pat! :iconteamoplz:
Good luck and happy extracting. :iconhightonight:
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symyx Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
HAHAHA ^_^ i am so glad ^^ :hug: Thank you so much, again :hug:
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symyx Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
I managed to do this with your help ^^ because i have not only used the tool for the bird but to extract the lady out of a different shot too :) [link] Hope that you like it ^^ :) thank you again :hug: ^^
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berrier Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@01:46how do i give thumbs down on deviantart
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Can you physically do that with both thumbs up yer arse? :P :heart:
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berrier Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
oi, a hundred positive comments and you get offended as soon as someone disagrees
i voice my displeasure so you can grow as a human being
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I honestly thought you were joking. :iconthefonzplz:
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shayerahol22 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:37That tool is pretty much my best friend. x3
I make a lot of graphics for my school newspaper >.>
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
ooooh ... it's one of my best friends too! Me+LT=:heart: BFF forever. :giggle:
I'm also besties with the pen tool. ;)
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shayerahol22 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I never draw in Photoshop - I use GIMP for my doodles, but photoshop is definitely the go-to guy for... Well, shopping photos xD
Unfortunately, as far as newspaper goes, I'm pretty much limited to the eraser, layers, and the polygonal tool. But outside of that? I go crazy x3
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blueyoshibowser64 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@05:58"Extracting my little heart out" Wouldn't that hurt? :lol:
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
HA! You caught that did you? :nod: LOVE it!! :iconhiskitty:
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DarjeelingPlumTea Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! So very clear. The ways I've been doing it have been hit or miss. Thanks!
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
You are most welcome. :iconpyrodanceplz:
Good luck and Happy Extracting! :iconpokemasta:
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:38Love the teaching method here. It is VERY clear and easy to understand and follow. Teaching someone something in an easy to follow way is an art. Bravo!
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Now I hafta admit, this is one of my favorite compliments! :iconpandaballoonplz:
Thank you very much. :iconhiskitty:
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Cool! :-)
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SonokoFarley Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
@07:37That was brilliant. I want to try something like this now.
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
You're going to give me a big head! :icongivemesmilesplz: And ... I like it! HA!
Thank you and good luck! :iconchartodileon:
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SonokoFarley Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
You are most welcome. :heart:
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snipetto Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never extracted anything before, and I never knew how. Now that I've stumbled upon this, I'll be sure to try it out. Thanks for the tutorial. It was really good :D
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SBG-CrewStock Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Your comment is music to my atonal ears. :iconspinplz: Good Luck and Happy Extracting! :iconcarameldansenplz:
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