How to Remove Halos from Cut Outs in Photoshop November 11, 2019 100 By Peter Engel CategoryArticles BlogTagsadjustment Adobe blur CC creative cloud Dewis Dews gaussian blur Glen Glenn Glynn How to Remove Halos from Cut Outs in Photoshop layer mask Levels mask photoshop quick selection selection tool 100 Comments Tom Krieger Studio says: September 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm Cool – need to check this out Glyn 😉 Reply Axel Bourne says: September 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm Amazing. Thanks Reply Bayside 500 says: September 22, 2017 at 11:17 pm i have used after i select the cutout, shrink selection by say, 1 pixel or whatever and that gets rid of most of the halo, of course i learned that a long time ago and i am sure your method is better, will try it next time, thanks for the tip. just an amateur here 🙂 Reply jrsmoots says: September 23, 2017 at 12:11 am Clever procedure! Reply Zack Pyle says: September 23, 2017 at 1:40 am I consider myself quite an advanced photoshop user and have never seen this technique before. Much better than I was expecting! Reply Fred Huider says: September 23, 2017 at 2:54 am You already shared this tip with us. See PERFECT Cut-Outs Workflow: PHOTOSHOP #93 -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br5rZ7eWfSk Reply Jim Migliore says: September 23, 2017 at 3:38 am Thanks Glyn for putting this together in a separate video. I remember asking you for this a couple of weeks back and once again you are a man of his word. Really appreciate and learn a ton from everything you share! Reply M Gal says: September 23, 2017 at 5:13 am Great tutorial! Thanks. Reply karlthetrader says: September 23, 2017 at 8:23 am wow, really clever, I always did those things by hand…. Reply dxage says: September 23, 2017 at 9:32 am Wow! Great advice… Reply Bainebiker x says: September 23, 2017 at 10:48 am Great tip thank you. Reply John Ashton says: September 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm Good one! Reply Amelia Durham says: September 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm Thank you! Reply Subinoy Das says: September 23, 2017 at 4:13 pm crisp one, helpful. Reply László Borbély says: September 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm Thank you ! Reply dee arress says: September 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm Great, thank you Glyn ! Reply Jason Bourne says: September 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm Fantastic tip & tutorial! This will come in really handy. Thanks for sharing 👍🏼 Reply Simbhekile Bendali Braham says: September 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm Thank you Glyn for the helpful tip. Reply Lew Lautin says: September 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm Great video; concise, to the point. Thanks and well done! Reply Diego Eidelman says: September 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm Excellent tip! Thanks Reply David Croft says: September 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm Brilliant info. Thank you Reply suruha2306 says: September 24, 2017 at 10:58 pm Well, that's nice to know! I have been adding an Inner Glow Layer Effect, set to a dark color, on Darken Blend Mode. It leaves a dark edge all the way around, though, so, it has to be very subtle! LOL Must give this way a go!Thank you!Su Reply LOIZOS CHRISTODOULIDES says: September 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm Great tutorial as always thank you Reply Nancy Kahl says: September 25, 2017 at 12:34 am Thank you! Works for Elements too! Reply Mike Williams says: September 25, 2017 at 1:51 am Perfect – simple and very useful Reply Tom Kaszuba says: September 25, 2017 at 4:11 am This made my day. Thank you. Reply OORVOKKI says: September 25, 2017 at 8:36 am This method to take away halos i have not heard before.Thank you very much! Awesome !!!! Reply Chris Lamb says: September 25, 2017 at 8:41 am Excellent. Thanks Glyn Reply SsgtHolland says: September 25, 2017 at 9:41 am Super tip! After 11 years of working with Photoshop, Glyn always manages to teach me something new and useful. Reply Papis Diop says: September 25, 2017 at 11:05 am africa and more particularly the senegal thank you for your brilliant videos. my dream is to make the style of images that you make in my country here the senegal. thank you Reply f_stop_fit says: September 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm Would this work on a landscape if I have a halo on a for example a mountain of I threw a layer mask on it? Reply Torab Abdullah says: September 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm does the blurring affects the picture quality? Reply Ian Hunter says: September 26, 2017 at 11:51 am You explain things so well. Thanks. Reply Chaz Madge says: September 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm Why not just expand the mask? this is what you have done in effect. Reply Steven Brener says: September 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm Terrific tip! Reply Melody! says: September 27, 2017 at 10:24 am Thanks Glyn great video. Reply rohit nikalje says: September 27, 2017 at 3:46 pm helpful . Thnks bro Reply Emberton Photography says: September 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm Fantastic Video!!! Thank you Glyn!!!! Reply William Cruz says: September 28, 2017 at 1:53 am Helps me a lot. I've started using digital backdrops in some if my shoots and thus was stressing me out lol. Thanks for the video Reply letter bytes says: September 28, 2017 at 3:49 am Cool! Reply Bernie M says: September 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm Great. Now if I could only remember how to do it when I need it. Reply John Chubb says: September 29, 2017 at 1:00 am Cool tip, Glyn! Thanks! Reply Садег Азарми says: September 30, 2017 at 9:11 am Hi there, hope you have an answer as this is driving me crazy. I am Nikon user (Nikon D810). Images opened via Filter > Camera Raw Filter, look different from results which I can get from ViewNX. Actually, Their camera profiles are not matched(( Same happens when Raw (.NEF) files are opened via Adobe Bridge. (I have the last version of all these programs ) The only way which I use for a while export NEF files via ViewNX to TIFF then open them in Photoshop and … But in this way 1- I lose most benefits of taking images in RAW. 2-ViewNX is Toooo Slow ((( Reply Elvis Fercon says: September 30, 2017 at 3:02 pm fantastic!! The besth tecnic Reply Denis Jockmans says: September 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm Thanks Glyn ! Reply Keith James says: October 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm Hey Glyn — I also follow you on Instagram and just recently found your YouTube site. Just wanted you to know I watched this video last week, and had an occasion to use it yesterday; it was perfect for my situation. So thank you! Reply alain lababit says: October 3, 2017 at 8:23 pm Thanks for this Glyn!! super helpful! Reply Naresh Ugaonkar says: October 4, 2017 at 11:47 am that's a cool trick Reply PAGANO Audio says: October 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm Wow! And all this time I've been wasting time playing with edit->Selection->Feather and also contract around my selection. And this method is 1000x faster and looks better!! Awesome Video!! Reply RowanTree says: October 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm Great tutorial, thanks Glyn. This is something that has been annoying me for a while! Reply Barry Lee says: October 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm Doddle to follow your tutorials Glyn. Fully put that one to bed. Cheers Reply Young Nino says: October 7, 2017 at 7:54 am lesson I learned here: always just use the pen tool in the first place Reply Origin Unknown says: October 8, 2017 at 5:23 am This is why I watch your channel! Superb!!! 👏👏👏 Reply Dario Mirisciotti says: October 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm Glyn Dewis Hello Glyn, I subscribed to your newsletter but you didn't give to me the RAWFILES of the video "MALE PORTRAIT". So please if you could give to me the RAWFILES to follow step by step: [email protected] THANK YOURISPONDI Reply Jason J says: October 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm Great tutorial. Another nondestructive way I use is to Select the Mask. Then Menu-Filter/ Other/ Minimum 1px. Then use the Mask Properties Panel to Feather the edge to blend the edges into new backgrounds. Reply Todd Murrison says: October 15, 2017 at 8:22 am Brilliant simple solution to a frustrating issue. Thanks so much, Glyn 😉 Reply Bill Jones says: October 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm When did you add the word off after dragging, Glyn? lol. Reply Debby Thomas says: October 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm Very cool tip! Reply Julie Pruitt says: October 18, 2017 at 1:13 am Thank you for sharing this awesome technique! Reply Greg Fakerson says: October 19, 2017 at 6:54 am dragging OFF the picture lol Reply Nordine Hadj Othmane says: October 26, 2017 at 6:36 pm thanks glyn great tip, you are the best Reply Allan Murray says: October 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm big thankyou for this easy fix. had a look on other youtubers that have made it so complicated. you made it very simple to understand thanks. just joined your website Reply dagacola says: November 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm Thanks … very helpful. Reply Raúl López Cabello says: November 5, 2017 at 11:16 am Cheers mate! Excellent tip and very well explained. Reply S Greenwood says: November 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm There's an even easier way, go to Layer>Matting>Defringe or Layer>Matting>Remove White Matt, there's a Remove Black Matt too for Black backgrounds. Reply Kunal Sil says: November 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm Fantastic Tutorial .. love to see such easy tips & tricks from you .. Thanks Mr. Glyn .. !! Reply Lana says: December 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm Thank you,Glyn, for this excellent idea how to remove halos! Just an one question- did you do the selection of body before applying the black layer mask? I apply a mask, change its color for black, but I don't see a white" cut out" object ( white) inside the mask( Reply Alexandru Grecov says: December 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm very very useful . Reply T G says: December 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm This is awesome thanks for sharing 👍 Reply Chris Rennie says: December 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm Brilliant! 🙂 Reply MattG1027 says: January 24, 2018 at 3:17 am 5:10 is when you separate yourself from a good teacher to a great one. This and the tree selection vid are worth a sub from me! Thanks! Reply Richard Harper says: January 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm Thanks so much. A really useful tip. I love it & will use it…………………..Often. Nice one, Glyn Reply poogle2u says: February 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm Excellent, especially your explanation of why, it then makes sense, thanks. Reply Kodjo Kpakossou says: February 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm Awsome! I love your tutorials Reply Jenny Gavin-Wear says: March 18, 2018 at 10:49 am Very cool, thanks 🙂 Reply Lisa Doherty says: April 6, 2018 at 12:57 am Great tutorial. Love how you go in-depth to explain why the tools are doing what they're doing. Excellent teaching/keep it up. Reply Zach Alan Photography says: April 19, 2018 at 10:53 pm YOU'RE A LIFE SAVER! This just saved me, I was in over my head on a client edit. Thanks for this concise and informative video! Reply Julie Walker-Jones says: May 4, 2018 at 9:50 am I wish I had found your videos way sooner! I've learned loads already from only a couple of videos. Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge! 😉 Reply ozbod54 says: May 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm Brilliant, this halo thing has been busting me for ever, thanks for sharing Reply Duston McCreary says: June 20, 2018 at 4:05 am When I adjust the levels it causes the entire image to become darker Reply David Antonio says: August 2, 2018 at 3:00 am Thanks Reply Omer mirza says: August 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm Owesome video but could've been shorter……. Reply markie polo says: August 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm Can I send you an old b&w photo that i have to cut out for a friends mother's 80th birthday announcement. It's not a good photo, somewhat blurry and faded. I did what I could but I can't get the edges to be smooth and clear. I have to put it on an emerald and black background for a post card. Think you can help me understand how to work with that kind of photo? Reply markie polo says: August 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm I tried to do this with the photo mentioned…but nothing happened the halo is still there. It is B&W. Reply Burnt Moon says: October 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm very clever! Thanks. Reply Katie Pearse says: November 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm How do I put the image back on the background afterwards? x Reply Chris Sarantopoulos says: December 4, 2018 at 4:43 pm Brilliant and easy technique! Thank you! Reply Barbara Mingo says: December 6, 2018 at 11:27 pm Better than using the refine edge. Reply paul broderick says: December 14, 2018 at 3:13 pm I have been using other methods for years, but this a real plus. Thank you. Reply Paul Anderson says: December 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm Simple genius. thanks…. Reply Guy Perkins says: January 3, 2019 at 3:03 pm Great. Thanks, Reply Alex Isiv says: January 30, 2019 at 8:23 pm video starts at 3:10 Reply Capinyx says: March 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm thank you! Reply Adriene van Dongen says: March 16, 2019 at 3:24 pm great video, simple but powerful technique Reply Justin Ryan says: March 26, 2019 at 4:34 am Brilliant thanks mate. Reply Darren Thorndick says: March 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm Brilliant and easy to follow tutorial. Thank you so much. Reply Hughes Bunburying says: June 29, 2019 at 6:13 am why does it not work for me GAGGFGGWGFHDJSBHJLDSBJCDWJKDJKW Reply Gene K says: August 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm I like it, simple and easy thank you. Reply Heather Prince says: September 11, 2019 at 2:05 am Love it, love it, love it Reply Bex & the Beard says: November 7, 2019 at 2:27 am Thank's Glyn. Great help. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.