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Old 04-30-2014, 07:54 PM
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by george ... she did it ... and I didn't burn my dinner (yet). So if you used the menu to select everything, make sure that the dialog box doesn't have the Invert box checked. But ... as you saw ... if it masks the wrong stuff, just invert it ...

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Old 04-30-2014, 07:58 PM
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tHANK SO MUCH jILL....JUST ONE THOUGH, THIS HAS A WHITE bg NOT TRANSPARENT
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:04 PM
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you wanted to remove shadows from something with a white background? If it worked, great ...
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So I just reselcted everything again and used the magic eraser tool and walah...transparent BG

You are a genious thanks so much!!!!
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didn't yours start with a white BG???
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:41 PM
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when I created a new file, there's a layer called Background that's white, but I just turn it off.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:48 PM
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oh ok, anyway its all good you have been wonderful.

Oh for anyone that might be loking at this I use PSE7
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:01 PM
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After you've done this a couple of times, things will make more sense.

I love layer masks because it's a non-destructive way of editing my files. I can "erase" stuff by simply "painting it out" on the mask. You can naturally save often (using different file names) or even use your history panel, but if you have too many history states, it slows down performance.

I'm glad I found some information on how to create something similar to layer masks for PSE. I've been promising to do this for you for some time and I finally came through. :-)

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:46 PM
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I've created an Action for everybody. I've tested it in CS6, PSE8 & 11. I couldn't figure out how to make it work in CS2. Maybe another day. It should work in other versions of PSE and CS, but I would need to hear from you guys if it worked for you. It is located at I've removed the link for now! Bitly shows that 16 people clicked on this link and I assume downloaded it. I'm going to work on the action to perfect it.
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Great tip, Jill. Must try it later (when I'm not busy SHOPPING!!!).
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Thank you for the tutorial Jill!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:30 PM
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WOW!!! Thanks Sue ... I'll definitely have to check it out.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:33 PM
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I would like to know if it works for whoever uses it or if there were problems with it. This was my first action I've ever made so the input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:42 PM
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I emailed myself a note to test it out on my desktop ... I only have one version of Photoshop loaded on my laptop so it wouldn't be a true test. I'll definitely let you know.

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Thanks Sue ... I'll try it on my elements 11 sometime today too ... I always paint my own mask when removing backgrounds ... no stray pixels to worry about and you get exactly what you want ...this would make it so much quicker
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for letting me know. If really helps to have input when a person tries something that they are not totally 100% sure of.
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I didn't find time to test this in my older elements, but it worked like a charm in PSCS6 on my Mac!!! Great job!!!

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:21 AM
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Thanks Jill! I hope more people will come forward since iNSD is over and possibly they have more time. Ten people have downloaded it so please don't be bashful even it has a problem. I'd like to know.
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Default Re: Removing Outer Shadows in PSE

Hi Sue, Your action worked great on PSE-11 (PC-Windows). I read the instructions but still was a bit confused at first. I had no problem loading the action, but I had to start over with my cluster several times. I was trying to select the items but found that was not necessary. I think I just got the Jilbert tutorial confused with your action. But the action worked fine for me once I got my head straight. Thanks so much!
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