marty

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About marty

  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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    Flat Rock, Michigan (USA)
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    Aviation, wood turning, canvas oil painting, computer flight simulation game and flight simulation aircraft repainting
  1. Down, Thanks for the hints. I read about and tried CTRL it .. did not see anything on ALT yet but I will keep reading.
  2. Ok, Follow up. Using lin/curve tool worked but lines remained which needed to be erased. The Lasso, after I learned how to "lasso" properly and no unwanted lines remained. I also searched this forum and found a related post from 2 months ago which was what I was initially thinking might already exist in PDN: I found this i General Discussions and Questions.: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=32562&p=303211&hilit=lasso#p303211 Re: Selection Tool - Connecting Points / and Printing DPI Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:12 pm None of that is as accurate as I need. I downloaded the newest version of GIMP and their lasso tool's default function does this. I.e., you click and it sets a point, then wherever you move the mouse to, it is drawing a line to it and you set the next point by clicking and so on. I was shocked to see that right out of the box the default lasso tool worked like this without any hot keys. Very nice functionality that hopefully Paint gets in the next version. So for now, I can use GIMP for what I need when it comes to super detailed work. The one drawback to this is that I already know there will be PAINT plugins I will want to run on my selections, so using GIMP wont work in that situation. Your help was appreciated .. back to learning more of this stuff now.
  3. Ancient Shed and Oma, Thanks for the information. The white aircraft is the background. The blue rectangle is the a layer above. I tried the magic wand at various tolerences .. could not capture the correct area. After readin your comments I realize I could the large area (everything except the overspray) and add / subtract it to another layer. Whereas I was intent on only selecting the overspray area. Basically .. there is more than one way to remove the unwanted overspray! I create a new layer and try the curved line / magic wand method for a selection. **** Oma, Yes, the overspray was a result of filling a selection rectangle with blue color. I think in the tutorial (they were using Photoshop) they did it on purpose to demonstrate later how to use the "pen" tool to make 5 random selection "points" on the canvas to form a selection for color removal (overspray in this case). I had tried the lasso tool but I could not "control it properly ... so, I will practice with it again following your instructions. **** I will study and work with these methods today. Thank you for helping me .......
  4. Hello, I am following a Photoshop tutor to paint an Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft. One step calls for removing paint overspray on the Tail. I drew a black line as a reference. Ths "blue" above the black line needs to be removed. I need a way to define the odd shaped "selection" area so I can remove the blue color and get the tails original white color back. In the Photoshop tutor they use a pencil tool that can establish 5 random points to define the selection area. How can I do this in PDN?