Feature Idea: Apply Different "Select & Mask" Settings to Different Parts of a Selection

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Say I have a chest-up portrait of a person that I want to cut out from the background, so I use the select and mask tool.  A problem I run into frequently is that the settings I want to use on the hair differs from the rest of the person.

 

For example, the hair selects better if I use no smoothing and high contrast, even before using the refine edge brush. But this makes the rest of the selection (around their face, neck, shoulders) jaggy. On the other hand, if I increase the smoothing to get a decent selection, the hair selection looks bad, and the refine edge tool isn't perfect either.

 

Idea: Allow different parts of the selection's edge to have different settings applied. So I could specify any selection on the hair would have some settings, the rest others.

 

I know this is probably a very complicated feature to implement, but figured I'd throw it out there.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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I'll add my vote.

In the meantime of course you can use Select and Mask multiple times with different settings then combine the resulting masks

 

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Voted, many years ago I just had to use the pen tool for smooth vector masking of most of the person and then raster based masking for the hair, then combining both into a raster mask.

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