Childhood is the time when fairy tales seem real. Who has not dreamed of a magic hat or riding a broom across the sky? AKVIS plugins can make your dreams come true, although only on the image.
In this example, we will turn a simple photo into a fairy-tale collage.
This tutorial has been created using Adobe Photoshop, but you can use any other graphics editor, which is compatible with AKVIS plugins.
After that, improve sharpness of the photo using AKVIS Refocus plugin. To call the plugin use the command Filter -> AKVIS -> Refocus.
First, edit the photo of a boy. Call the plugin using the command Filter -> AKVIS -> SmartMask.
By default, the plugin works in the Auto Mode.
Use the Keep Area Pencil to outline the boy's silhouette. Use the Drop Area Pencil to mark the background.
Start the processing by clicking the button . The area marked with the red pencil will be removed. The area marked with the blue pencil will be kept. To evaluate the processing quality switch to the Color Background Mask View Mode.
The result is pretty good, but there are some shortcomings.
Switch to the Manual mode. Some parts of the background can be removed with the Quick Selection tool . Remove the remaining background using the Magic Brush tool .
Create a copy of the layer with the broom (Layer -> Duplicate Layer). Place the layer with the child between the duplicated layers.
Use the Eraser tool to delete the unnecessary part of the broom.