On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 09:59 +1100, Owen wrote:
> Use the lasso tool and make a rough selection
> quickmask it
> adjust the selection more precisely
> un quickmask it

You might want to feather the selection at this point, to give a soft
edge to your cutout.

> cut it out
> past as a new image on a tranparent layer
> insert a white layer underneath
> Then experiment with various tomato selection, selection shrinks etc,
> and then blur to make the edges soft

A blur might work.  A feathered selection is likely to give a better
result over an arbitrary background.

Michael J. Hammel                                    Principal Software Engineer
mjham...@graphics-muse.org                           http://graphics-muse.org
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everywhere it is the same and everywhere it is different. -- Michael J. Hammel

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