The Sharp mode is ideal for images with a good contrast level and for objects with sharp edges (buildings, clothes, machines...).
To cut out an object in the Sharp mode:
Keep Area Pencil . Use the blue pencil to draw an outline within the areas that should be kept.
Drop Area Pencil . Use the red pencil to draw an outline within the parts that should be deleted.
Use the hot-key B on the keyboard to activate these tools and to switch between them.
Eraser . Use the tool to erase drawn strokes. Use the hot-key E to activate this tool from the keyboard.
Zoom . Use this tool to scale the image. A left-click with the mouse increases the scale, a right-click with the mouse reduces the scale. If you move the cursor keeping the left button of the mouse pressed, a "running ants" frame appears. The fragment in the frame will be scaled to the size of the Image Window. Use the hot-key Z to activate this tool from the keyboard.
The Brush Size of the Pencils and the Eraser tool can be adjusted on the Settings Panel.
|View Color Areas (on)||View Color Areas (off)|
Edge Priority. This parameter defines the way the points between the red and blue outlines are treated (undefined areas) and, thus, specifies the edges of the cut-out object. If you increase the value of the parameter, the edges of the cut-out object are defined as the border between the objects marked with different colors. If you reduce the value, the program will give priority to the color range of the undefined areas. The program will compare the colors of these points with those in the red/blue zones and color them accordingly to define the border. By default the value is set to 50 and the program considers both principles equally.
Find Similar Areas. By default the check-box is disabled. In this case the points of the image are colored in accordance with the strokes drawn in the nearby areas. When the check-box is enabled, the program will compare the color of the undefined points with the color range of the points in the red and blue zones (on the whole image) and mark them accordingly. It is helpful when you need to cut out inscriptions or a lattice.
Mask Smoothing. This parameter helps to smooth the edges of the cutout object. The higher the value of the parameter, the smoother the edges of the object are.
Sharpen Edges. This parameter helps to sharpen the edges of the cutout image. The higher the value of the parameter, the sharper the edges of the object are.