Pixels bleed past shape mask

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by ronviers, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. ronviers

    ronviers Guest

    Hi,
    This question is essentially like that of a previous post that went
    unanswered. I wanted to re-ask the question for two reasons. First I
    originally posted the question just before the holidays and I might
    have missed someone with some insight into this problem and second, I
    have reworked the project in such a way that may be more familiar to
    the other members.
    If you want to read the previous post for context you can find it here:

    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.graphics.apps.photoshop/browse_frm/thread/015bf5f0e5dddafa/#

    So the difference being that this new approach, rather than clipping
    masks for isolation of the pieces, uses 'shapes' and nested smart
    objects. Unfortunately the results are identical. Small amounts of
    pixels bleed past the vector masks (shapes) causing a kind of outline
    around each piece. This is especially pronounced if I add a drop down
    shadow to the containing smart object. You can see this problem here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ronviers/PuzzleProject/photo#5002082973041623058

    I have searched the group archive and have found similar issues that
    crop up during some kinds of printing and are corrected by
    Photoshop's 'Matte' feature but not that seems to have no effect
    on this.

    I did a quick mask to cover some of the problem up but I need to mask
    the individual objects separately. If you want to see the how this new
    version works you can see an example here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ronviers/PuzzleProject/photo#5002078457273516050

    To better resolution you can download it here:

    http://lh5.google.com/image/ronvier...c_YzkOQRxns/Puzzle-flower-project.jpg?imgdl=1

    With this new approach any number of raws can be loaded into their own
    template to be puzzleized. Also I figured out a way by using the
    'styles' palette to quickly 'show' or knockout by easily and
    quickly replacing the piece style. And now by using nested smart
    objects not only is the process non-destructive but it is much simpler
    to work with. This works especially well for knocking out parts of a
    photo that otherwise takes away. I filled this web album full of
    in-process screen caps if you want to make one of these for yourself.
    You can find that here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ronviers/PuzzleProject

    If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact me on or
    off list.

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
    ronviers, Nov 27, 2006
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