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I want to crop an image and place it onto a new background.The original photograph is a girl in a pink top and short skirt on a white background, I have tried to do it with the polygon lasso tool but there are just to many curves and corners to go round. I have tried using the magic wand tool and have tried every setting from hard - anti alias - feathered but I continually get pixelated edges. Anyone got a good idea or should I try another programme to achieve this. If its another programme do you know of ...

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    I want to crop an image and place it onto a new background.The original
    photograph is a girl in a pink top and short skirt on a white background,
    I have tried to do it with the polygon lasso tool but there are just to many
    curves and corners to go round.
    I have tried using the magic wand tool and have tried every setting from
    hard - anti alias - feathered but I continually get pixelated edges.
    Anyone got a good idea or should I try another programme to achieve this.
    If its another programme do you know of a tutorial to achieve this.
    I have put a small sample at this link
    http://www.cloudninebridal.co.uk/sample.htm

    Eddie


    eddie Guest

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    Hi, it's been a few yrs since I have used Fireworks, and it was an older version. I am trying to cut out an image - actually I wanted to trace the person's face and body out of the picture, so it would just be kind of like a silhouette. I thought I had used the knife tool before, but maybe it was something else, but my knife tool is not selected anyway. Can anyone help?
    Thanks, Gidget


    gidgetCoyne Guest

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    Hi Gidget:

    You can use the Lasso or Polygon lasso to create a bitmap selection around
    your subject, then fill it with black to make your silhouette.

    Or better yet, make the selection, create a copy of it and will *that* with
    black. That way, your original image remains intact.

    HTH

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    version. I am trying to cut out an image - actually I wanted to trace the
    person's face and body out of the picture, so it would just be kind of like
    a silhouette. I thought I had used the knife tool before, but maybe it was
    something else, but my knife tool is not selected anyway. Can anyone help? 


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