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#1 sloan78

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hello I am Suzanne I am new here and looking for the best program to crop images without tracing the outline of the object, been wanting to do some designing, please help!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

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Suzanne, nice to have you here.

What software do you already use? This may help us know what to suggest.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:24 PM

Welcome to ScrapGirls Suzanne! Are you talking about extracting objects from photos? I have a Topaz plug-in for Photoshop that does a pretty good job.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! Every here is super helpful!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:50 PM

Hi Suzanne :waving-hi: welcome to Scrap Girls! We'll be looking forward to seeing you around the forums! :)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

Welcome, Suzanne! We're glad to have you here.

If you are talking about extracting an object (or person) from a background, Photoshop Elements has some great automated tools that I have found very helpful. Sometimes though, if the background is quite complicated, I end up just erasing around the object, using a smaller and smaller eraser brush as I get close to the detail of the object.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

Welcome to SG!

A lot of us use Photoshop Elements, and I do use Photoshop 10 and find it does a lot. Of course the full photoshop does more but is a lot more expensive. .:)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:17 PM

Welcome, Suzanne! There are lots of experts here, hope they were able to help. My experience has been that getting rid of the last little bits of background need to be done by hand.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

Welcome to Scrap Girls. Looking forward to seeing some of your layouts.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

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I use PSE10 and it does a good job of extracting objects from a photo, but like Pat says complicated backgrounds really need to be done by hand.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:58 AM

Hi Suzanne! Welcome to Scrap Girls!
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:14 AM

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:44 AM

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:43 AM

Welcome, Suzanne. You are sure to find good help here. Look forward to seeing you around.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:41 AM

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, and yes I want to take an object out of a photo and add my own designs like backgrounds and embellishments! I have photo impact6, photo pos pro, snipping tool but just can't figure all this out!Don't really have alot of funds to explore with a good program..

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

Hi Suzanne and Welcome to Scrap Girls! We are glad you dropped by and introduced yourself. I know our digital experts will be able to help you with a solution soon. Good luck!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, and yes I want to take an object out of a photo and add my own designs like backgrounds and embellishments! I have photo impact6, photo pos pro, snipping tool but just can't figure all this out!Don't really have alot of funds to explore with a good program..


Hi Suzanne, I'm not familiar with the programs you mention, but a I do know there is a free program called Gimp. We have some Gimp users here at Scrap Girls and many (though not all) Scrap Girls products can be used with it. Here are some threads about it:

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HTH :)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

Welcome, Suzanne! You've gotten great info already. Glad you asked your question. We LOVE to answer questions here. Hope to see you around the board!
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:42 AM

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

Hi Suzanne and welcome to ScrapGirls! As many others have said, PhotoShop Elements seems to be a great selection. They do run specials from time to time where it's 50% off. I also have a friend that just bought a Bamboo tablet (the Create I think) and it came with a full-working version of Phtoshop Elements 9. That's slightly out of date, but it is a full (not trial) version of the software. Just another option for you to check out!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:35 PM


Thanks for all the warm welcomes, and yes I want to take an object out of a photo and add my own designs like backgrounds and embellishments! I have photo impact6, photo pos pro, snipping tool but just can't figure all this out!Don't really have alot of funds to explore with a good program..


Hi Suzanne, I'm not familiar with the programs you mention, but a I do know there is a free program called Gimp. We have some Gimp users here at Scrap Girls and many (though not all) Scrap Girls products can be used with it. Here are some threads about it:

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HTH :)


Suzanne, another great free program that is very similar to photoshop/ photoshop elements is Paint.net. It lets you add things to the program that Gimp doesn't. And it resizes/ crops better than photoshop. :D Getpaint.net is where you can find it. There is a forum for help and add ons, and I have used it for 5 years- so you can ask me if you need help! I like extracting in it much better than my PSE10.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:40 AM

:welcome2: Welcome to Scrap Girls Suzanne :welcome2:
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