RE: Easy photo knockout (masking)

Subject: RE: Easy photo knockout (masking)
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 17:29:14 -0400

On one previous job, one of the writers used Microsoft PhotoDraw. The cutout
tool was surprisingly fast once you used it a few times. And you could make
a close cut on the first pass and then a second refined cut often in less
time than trying to do a very clean cut on one pass.

Of course, good luck finding PhotoDraw today.

-----Original Message-----

What's the easiest way to get a photo knockout (mask) of a device that was
photographed against a backdrop?

I've tried Photoshop's L-A-B-O-R-I-O-U-S and inaccurate method; it doesn't
float my boat. I've taken to using the fine vector cutout control in Gimp,
it's also painstakingly slow when cutting out irregularly-shaped objects.

Know of a slick tool... most preferably open source or freeware?

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