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Section 3: Manual Removal

In this example the ground and some other trees remain. This part of the image is too similar in color to the object to use the Color Replacer Tool. You need to remove it by hand. Fortunately the trunk is straight enough and has a hard edge so this is a pretty easy task.

  1. Select the Background Mask layer.
  2. Select the Paint Brush Tool.
  3. Set the foreground color to black and the background color to white.
  4. Set the hardness to 100.

Paint Brush Properties

PGA 2000 uses a solid color, the upper left corner pixel, to determine what is invisible in the image. Setting your hardness to 100 ensures you get a sharp edge stroke with no shades of gray on the mask. In PGA 2000 the object has off shades of the background color blended around the areas where you painted if you do not use a sharp edge.

  1. Paint along the edge of your object where the background remains.
  2. If you erase something you didn't want to, paint with the background color by right clicking. This paints the image back in.

Manual Erase Outline

When you have finished carefully outlining the object delete the rest of the background however you find easiest:

Now that most of the background is erased save it again.

Next move on to Section 4: Deleting the Edge.

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