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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Trick 4: Removing Fringing from Leaves

This trick involves accurately selecting the tops of trees to replace a hum-drum (Syracuse-based) sky with something more interesting. There are too many thicknesses and colors of leaves and branches to go using the Lasso tool, and other methods you probably haven't used yet will produce fringing (at least they did for me).

So, I brewed up this simple-to-do method for getting a better sky into a picture while maintaining 99% of the visual integrity of the surrounding treetops.

Welcome to Henderson's Mill

Henderson's Mill is one of those wonderful upstate parks where you can bring a picnic basket and eat undisturbed. I think folks chased away all the wildlife with their own wild lives decades ago (see Figure ...

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