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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:20 am 
 

Let's say we got this image:
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It can't be used like that because a t-shirt with a square image on it would look awful. So, how would you deal with this problem? I suppose Photoshop is gonna be one of the answers, but how can it actually be used to solve this problem?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:58 am 
 

What part of it do you want to cut out?
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:08 am 
 

Necroghast wrote:
What part of it do you want to cut out?

Something from the middle, I think, but it could really be any other part if it looked good on a t-shirt.
This is maybe not the best example, but that's what I mean when I say irregular shape:

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Unfortunately, I can't find it without the logo.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:40 am 
 

Oh Ok. In that case,

1. Cut out the shape you want using the lasso tool. Make it slightly larger than what you intend.
2. Copy this shape onto a new layer and get rid of the initial image.
3. From this shape, cut out the exact shape that you want and copy it onto a new layer
4. Apply a gaussian blur filter to the larger image on the first layer
5. Refine the edge on the top layer with the eraser tool on low opacity.

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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:11 am 
 

Necroghast wrote:
3. From this shape, cut out the exact shape that you want and copy it onto a new layer

Well, that's pretty hard to do. I might spend days until I finally manage to cut out a cool image :( . Is there no way to use a preset custom shape... or something like that?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:54 am 
 

I suppose you could overlay a shape to use as a guide for selection... But it really shouldnt be that hard to select the shape you want.
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:02 pm 
 

Necroghast wrote:
I suppose you could overlay a shape to use as a guide for selection...

This might be a useful solution. Thanks. :thumbsup:

Necroghast wrote:
But it really shouldnt be that hard to select the shape you want.

Yes, it shouldn't but can you imagine something even worse than this:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:04 pm 
 

Haha, I can try doing it for you if you want when I get the chance if that'd be helpful.
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:28 pm 
 

Necroghast wrote:
Haha, I can try doing it for you if you want when I get the chance if that'd be helpful.

I would really appreciate it if you could do it for me. I hope someday I will learn how to make such edits myself since there are many other images that I think would be cool for a t-shirt. Like this one:
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