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Question about manipulating selection tool

Nikon32250

St. Augustine, US
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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004
Sat 08-Jun-13 03:20 PM

I use PSE9 and I'm trying to blur the background on some family portraits. My plan is to use the selection tool to outline the background that I want to blur. Then I will apply the gaussian blur. My problem is that the selection tool is including the heads of people instead of outlining them. The result is that the heads AND the background are blurred. How can I manipulate the selection tool so that it will outline the precise area I want to blur?

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