I am a portrait and youth sports photographer. ALthough the new select and mask is awesome for compositing something deliberate - such as a person on a solid gray background, it is absolutely AWFUL for anything else. I photograph newborns and often have to remove my assistant's hand from the background of my setup. These are rarely a solid, uniformed color. I never had such a problem as I am now. I am very very proficient in photoshop and I cannot figure this out. This has been nothing but frustrating.
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I will create artificial light sometimes behind my clients (for example if they are in the woods) and it is absolutely impossible to use this tool... impossible... its a mess.
I am the one that started this post 3 months ago and there i still no solution
some adobe employees will even tell you it is fixed in CC2017... an obvious lie.
i spend hours on a phone with the adobe "support team".
some even insist that nothing changed on the underlaying core of the tool.
well it is obvious for everyone who uses the tool that it behaves different to the old one.
the overall SILENCE from adobe in this forum is staggering.
dozend of threads and adobe employees can ́t even be bothered to give a statement....
As reported here and many times in other places, this feature is *still* broken for even *simple* cases, as I verified myself yesterday. I feel sorry for the support people who have to act as if this is some one-off aberration that will be fixed any day now. Adobe clearly must have better things to do.
I talked of switching to PaintShop Pro Ultimate X9, but haven't done that yet. We'll, I've bought PaintShop. Adobe being as uninterested in listening to their users as this tells me that Corel is a better place to be.
Advice to Adobe: don't make your users frustrated to the point of being mad at you. (Happy is better.)
if you ́re talking about the decontamination problem, you may want to take a look here: