In this video we’re going to look at 3 of my favorite ways to remove those pesky little halos and fringes from your selections and masks using Photoshop.
Also, the course mentioned is my Photoshop Compositing Course and the discount code to save 15% is “youtube15” (no quotes)
Hi Matt… Great tutorial. Thank you! Not a sky replacement in my case, though. I had been sitting on a difficult foreground image to cut out for a long time (due to some wiry hanging plants), with the plan to replace the background with a better lake shot that I took somewhere else later in the day. Your PS technique solved my problem brilliantly. Here was the resulting comp… https://500px.com/photo/1028526941/varenna-lake-como-italy-by-aaron-weiler
im looking for a great way to learn photoshop. ive only been a lightroom user and only recently switched from lightroom 6 to lightroom cc. Are all these techniques covered in your course?
Hi. Yes, they are covered. Thanks.
Another great tutorial from a excellent teacher. Many thanks Matt, I learn so much from your courses and free tutorials
Matt, you are an amazing teacher and I learn so much. One request. Eliminate ‘kind of’ and sort of’ from your narrative. They are fillers like Um, Ah, and You know. Meaningless and unnecessary. What is ‘kind of?’ anyway? Nothing. Something is or it isn’t. Distracting and irritating to this listener. You are articulate, clear and concise. Erase them from your lessons. Thank you.
Hi Christina – thanks for the critique and for leaving it twice (both this month and last month) since I didn’t answer you the first time.
I actually disagree… In my world at least, things aren’t always “is or isn’t”. They are Kind of and sort of. And it’s human. It’s the way we all talk. I like fillers. It’s not a business meeting. We’re real people talking to other real people and the entire world uses “fillers”. I think they’re great because… well… they fill. They add some life to the talk and keep it from sounding stale and corporate like.
Just be thankful you’re not my wife who has to listen to me every day… all day. See, now knowing that, maybe I won’t seem so distracting and irritating to you 😉
I love your style, Matt. Your natural conversational tone keeps me engaged and I’ve learned so much from you. Keep ’em coming!
Matt – I thoroughly enjoy each and every one of your videos. You are never dry or dull. My wife, who is not a LR or PS user, often chuckles at some of your explanations. There is always a gem to be had.
You do sometimes beat a dead horse a bit. It is, however, not particularly distracting or off putting.
Keep doing what you are doing.
No, Matt…….YOU be thankful she’s not your wife!!! LOL…. Nice response…to the point and, well…..kind of necessary.
I would argue that all of art is “kind of.” Science is or isn’t, but art lives along a spectrum.
Matt, I thought I knew everything about Lightroom but discovered your lessons when researching the new texture tool, then discovered so many things I didn’t know were possible in LR and PS. Great pace, great content, and you’ve earned this subscriber) plus the many I will send your way!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Great video Matt. I like how you showed all the various ways to defringe and when to use them. Thank you
I realize this is beyond what you’re teaching in the video but I need to ask about the sky replacement in the first photo. When you added the sky, with all the clouds, it then makes the image lopsided, as the clouds do not appear in the reflection in the water.
Maybe you could do a little YouTube video on how to match up the sky and the reflection?
I agree, that would be helpful.
Even after quite a few of your courses and many MattK videos, Photoshop is still a like a big workshop full of mysterious tools to me. Thank you so much for sharing how to master this, piece by piece.
Always enjoy your videos; it’s just like sitting with a good friend 🙂
How can I get rid of those annoying popups telling me who bought your course ? Clicking on them isn’t helping.
Hi Claire – sorry it was an accident. We have them on our sales pages, but they weren’t supposed to be on the other pages and not as frequent either. Thanks.
Your expertise is always appreciated, Matt. Thanks, for all you share. (I assume, you knew, that is Chimney Rock, behind “Deb’s Meadow”, in your shot. This area was used, both in the final shootout scene, in “True Grit”, and, the scene, with Robert Preston, and Debbie Reynolds, in “How the West was Won”. It is on my own wall, at home!
Always time well spent going through your videos. This was also an eye opener. Question? By applying a few of the techniques to de-fringe, will that not have some effect on somewhat ‘softening/unsharpening’ of the photo?
Nope.It doesn’t affect the photo – just the edges.
“I always learn something”…….I never knew about matting! Thanks Matt!
WOW, defringe was one I never knew about and will use TODAY!
A few minutes with Matt is always well worth my time. Another great topic. Thank you Matt!
The third example was fabulous. Love how it affected all of the areas of the selected portion of the image.
OK, I’ve been doing this stuff for mucho years (learning along the way with you) but never used Defringe. Thank you for reminding me about this feature.
Once again Matt, You’re my Photo-Hero! I was headed in the right direction, but needed that extra bit of understanding about what I was doing. Thank you again SO MUCH!
Another great lesson. Thanks for making Photoshop a bit easier.
Great tutorial Matt! Thank you for sharing so freely!
Do you have this same course for ON1 PHOTO RAW 2019?
Hi Bob. I do not. Until recently compositing wasn’t really possible in ON1. It is now, but I haven’t done a compositing course yet for it. Thanks!