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    Need help with transparencies...

    I need some help...
    I got as far as having no background, removing most of the background....but there r these little spots I can't get rid of. I need it to be clean, it is not for a web page. It is for a brochure. I tried erasing the specks but nothing happens. I attached a jpeg....but really 97kb was hard to get a detailed picture up. I have circled problem areas. Any ideas?
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    Can you post the image to a website somewhere and link to it? or maybe just post a cropped image zoomed in with one of the specs showing.
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    I did zoom in and post.

    Please someone help me....
    That is zoomed in. My description of the issue is that the magic wand is too sensitive so it leaves little bit everywhere in the back ground. Now I changed the sensitivity but then it goes all into the parts I don't want the wand....then even when it doesn't it STILL leaves background particles.
    So then I tried the EXTRACT filter.....
    That thing also cuts off pieces of my subject but works great for the background.
    I have went through every tutorial, forum, website, and help manual....
    I can't find a solution.
    I can't believe it would be this hard to just take out backgrounds of some photos!!!
    If anyone could help me....I would be forever in debt to you.

    Thank you

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    I realize that is zoomed in, it isn't zoomed in enough for me to tell what is there though, a more zoomed image (like inside one of the red circles only) would help.
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    Zoomed in...

    Well they are zoomed in on specs of the background.
    You know, it was the backdrop.
    If I do another picture with the wand it is specs of the sidewalk....usually the darker specs of rocks in the cement. If it is say, a sky....it will take out the sky but also little chunks of stuff out of the thing I do not want taken out.
    I am doing it exactly as it tells u in the photoshop handbook but it just is not working.
    The examples in photoshop are always things that are so distinctly different from the subject that it works perfect. FOr example they use a headshot of a bald man on a dark blue backdrop. I am trying to take a picture of a dog dish on a sidewalk and remove the sidewalk....and the grass and the sky ect....
    It just isn't working and I don't get it. I am sooo frustrated.

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    oh and I cannot zoom in on that because I can't find that file now and I have erased that picture completely. Maybe I will try with another pic though. It takes me awhile to get it though.

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    Here's another sample

    All of those I want gone. Only part I want to keep is the silver part. Can't use background eraser, the filter doesn't work. I changed the sensitivity of the wand....does't work. Any ideas people? There must be a photoshop wiz out there. Please. Maybe my photoshop is acting wacky?
    Thanks!!
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    What I would do is do a magic-wand near to the object that I want to keep and then erase that, then use the eraser to clean up the 'garbage' further away. Also, if this is a low-contrast area and the 'keep' object is cleaner than that which you want to remove, try making a freehand selection a bit wide of the object and removing the object with magic-wand subtract mode.
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    I figured it out.

    A great way to do it is with the pen tool! Amazing results. Very accurate and feathers the edge a bit for you. TIme consuming but in the end worth it.
    10 pictures down 240 to go....LOL

    Thanks anyways.

    Jazz

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