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Selection in practice

In this image Milton Menezes, Lightfarm Studios, had to contend with the fact that the model had been shot underwater. This meant that there was too much movement and motion blur for a simple Channel selection. Here you can see the work he did with brushes and the Path Selection, painstakingly teasing each strand of hair out of the water that surrounds it. In this cover illustration for BBC Focus on How To Travel Faster Than Light, Andy Potts had to take care to “pick out subtle edged light selections from photographs to layer up.” While realism isn’t the goal, everything needs to fit and sit perfectly, and it can’t do that unless the elements are perfectly selected and cut out. Here…
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