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Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Blog, Photography, Portfolio | 6 comments

Cutouts

Cutouts

White Rose; 4/11/12, 8:19:38 AM; Downtown St. George Utah; f/8; 1/125; NIKON D5100

During my photo shoot with my sisters we found this rose, one of the first out in St. George. I really liked it, and decided to use it for the full cut out. I started with the quick select tool, trying to getting everything basically selected, then I refined my selection with the lasso tool. I tried cutting out some of the middle that wasn’t leaves, but it didn’t look right, so i just left them in. Then I used the “refine edge” tool to complete my selection. Then because the rose is white, I used a black background to add contrast.

Brinley in the Tree; 4/11/12, 7:54:32 AM; Downtown St. George Utah; f/5.6; 1/60; NIKON D5100

This is my sister Brinley, hanging in a tree downtown. I really liked it, but I didn’t like the background. I tried, because it is a partial cutout, to leave as much background as I could, and make it still look good, but and more background, and it cuts off her hand. So I left the with big, but added some of the background back into the tree. I again I used a mixture of the Quick selection tool, lasso tool, and refine edge. Then I copied the selection to another layer, and added a white rectangle behind that layer.

6 Comments

  1. I love your full cut out. It’s amazingly beautiful.

  2. I love your full cut out. It’s amazingly beautiful.

  3. Wow. Great job on your cutouts! Way to pick some challenging photos to cutout. I love the flower on the black background-it just looks so classy :). I also like that you went a little above and beyond and added some text. Can’t wait to see what you do in the future!

  4. Wow. Great job on your cutouts! Way to pick some challenging photos to cutout. I love the flower on the black background-it just looks so classy :). I also like that you went a little above and beyond and added some text. Can’t wait to see what you do in the future!

  5. Liesl, your white flower cutout on black is stunning! Keep up the great work!

  6. Liesl, your white flower cutout on black is stunning! Keep up the great work!