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This weekend (Fri-Sun Aussie time) I'll be away with limited internet access. If you have images that need my help before next week, please post them soon.  Damien.


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    Canon EOSR with RF24-105
    Canon 60D with 18-200mm,
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  1. Hi Damien, I upgraded my my pc and monitor earlier this year and have had trouble trying to get a calibration since then. I haven't had any colour issues (to my knowledge but am keen to make sure I am calibrated correctly anyway so I can answer YES when you ask me if I am. I own an I1 xrite Pro and downloaded the profiler software from the website. Got through the install and am trying to calibrate using method 1. I found the buttons that set and change screen display and it's set to 6500. Wasn't sure if it should be on Adobe RGB or SRGB. During my calibration my white points are reading between 7200 and 7500 which is obviously too high, yes?. I reset the monitor to factory defaults and tried to remeasure but nothing has changed in my white point reading if anything the points look higher than before. Can you please help me figure out what I am doing wrong? Thanks Robyne
  2. my question should have been specifically, 'what method should I use to select and mask the subject and his hair and then to remove the background'?
  3. Yes sorry, my bad. I realised somewhere along my last comment (ie after you mentioned which background I was going to use - that actually I'm not going to use one). I just need to select the guy and his wispy hair and remove the background. Sorry for not being specific.
  4. This is my cut out image so actually this method probably wouldn't work anyway right.... with cut outs, I select them and then mask around the hair but the hair is so wispy I just can't get what's left to look natural. After selection I save to png which gives my clients their cut out.
  5. I spent the last hour trying to follow the above method and using a white background instead of a sky but I couldn't get the halo to go away and I just deleted my efforts. Here is the photo (after raw processing).
  6. Hi Damien, I am cutting a portrait out of it's background and I looked at your 'replacing a background behind hair' article but the hair in my image is light grey and the background is blackish. Is there another method I can use (the hair is super wispy as well).
  7. . . I had a go at cloning my client's forehead but it looks like he had a lobotomy. Is better cloning required or a different method? (I since moved him into the shadows so that was no longer a problem, but I like this photo). Here is the edited version (bridge, ACR then photoshop) and the sooc.
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