Hello all, new to photoshop. producing video in elements to help my patients learn one-handed dressing techniques. Have a freeze frame of my subject holding a pair of patns with his right hand. In Premiere Elements the subjects right hand has a very jagged appearence. I've watched many videos on using the refine selection brush (smooth selection) and the 'refine edge' tool. Little luck with either. I've saved my changed image to a different file (for comparsion) to see if my changes have fixed my 'stairstep edges' but my before and after pics look the same. I've been trying for a long time and hoping that someone can guide me in a better direction (or specify which tool i should use and what feature of the tool). I've included the photo hoping that might help. thank you
Thank you very much for the reply. I quickly added the smudge tool to my toolbox and can see how it smoothes and blends jagged edges. I could see where it would be great for removing wrinkels in pic of a face. And you very right about the lighting, it was pretty bad. worth noting, i had found a post that mentioned using the 'Export and Share' option (of adobe photoshop elements 2020) to save an image. I used the 1920 x 1080 and it produced an image free of the jagged edges.
Earlier I had obtained the image (show above) by using the FreezeFrame tool and checking the checkbox that states 'Edit in Photoshop Elements after inserting'. This produced a lot of jagged edges.