Ordinary PC, Windows 11 Pro, Photo AI 1.1.7 (which I think is current).
I know there was a discussion about getting a brush tool from several months (and versions ago), but it didn’t have any detail about how Photo AI currently does the refinement.
My experience with subject selection is generally with Photoshop, where I can take the sort-of good subject selection it makes and turn it into something pretty precise, so I may be missing something simple.
Photo AI works fairly well, but for a lot of subjects - mostly with birds or wildlife, the subject detection, even on very simple subjects like a pair of swans against the sky, isn’t very accurate. I’m ALMOST ALWAYS limiting the sharpening to Subject Only to minimize the amount of wonky sharpening that happens to the background.
And the Refine Subject process is so different from what I’m used to that it seems bizarre. Can someone who’s really good with the tool talk a little about how they do the refinement to get a precise selection?
For me, even using the “Tiny” “brush”, I get these huge clumps of pixels with ragged edges that extend well beyond the edge of the subject when I try to make sure the selection includes the whole subject. Sometimes it’s enough that a small nearby chunk of background also gets visibly sharpened because of the sloppy selection.
Are people turning the feathering way up or way down from the default of 20. And what does “20” mean? Is it pixels? Again, used to Photoshop, where when doing fairly precise selections my feathering is normally in the 1-2 pixel range, but I also have very well defined edges.
So, do people leave the subject selection to whatever Photo AI selects, or do y’all refine the selection so it covers the whole subject and a significant amount of surrounding area, or what?