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Ever removed a background in Photoshop, only to find want to use parts of that background later?
A note from Fred: I've promoted Katrin's books many times, and after the 1001st reader asked the "how do I select hair" question and "How do I remove this person from the background? , I decided it was time to get Katrin in here, and have her answer the question correctly once and for good. This is the ultimate tutorial on selection of fine details because it uses no selection tools.
Photoshop CS3 Tutorial: The Erase Background Tool. Removing complex backgrounds. | Web Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Training, Tutorials, Glasgow, ScotlandThe erase background tool is powerful, but good results are only possible if you understand how it works.
Removing background from any image can be hard and time consuming, but the purpose can have infinite possibilities. In this Photoshop Tutorial we will discover how it can be done, using lasso tool. There are variety of options available depending on the nature of the picture. Starting off, we will get rid of the natural background behind the Hooded Seedeater as well as the barbed wire.
Removing the Background Photoshop Channel Mask Removing the Background > Adobe Photoshop It may seem like a real challenge to pull the fireworks out of this image. The selection tools won't work, and the background eraser didn't produce very good results either. I'm going to show you an amazingly simple technique for masking the fireworks in this image using the channels palette. The total time isolating the fireworks was under two minutes.
This article was written in 2011 and remains one of our most popular posts. If you’re keen to learn more about Photoshop, you may find this recent article on getting started with Photoshop of great interest. Masking is an essential part of Photoshop. Mastering masks and how to create them to fit different situations is what sets a novice apart from an expert. There are different masking techniques and tools available to help you create the perfect mask for your Photoshop project. The reason we mask out a background or delete it in the first place is so that we can smoothly and convincingly composite images together.
Masking out Difficult Images in Photoshop It would be very difficult and time consuming to separate this image from its background because of the complexity and fine detail involved with the feathers on the lady’s headdress. This tutorial will focus on using Channels to help mask out a complex objects with clean edges.
Open your image, and double click on the "background" name in your layers pallette. This will turn it into a layer. Open the extract tool: Image>Extract or Option/Alt+Cmd/Ctrl+X 1.
As I had promised on my last post, now I'll show you how to make selections on curly hair in Photoshop using photoshop channels. Can't see the video?, well don't worry I'll type the steps for you.. 1.
Selecting Hair – Adobe Photoshop CS3 Tutorial
Try before you buy . Download any Adobe product for a free 30 day trial . Selecting & Extracting Hair - Masking Tutorial - Extraction Tips Adapted from " Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance " by Mark Galer One of the most challenging montage or masking jobs in the profession of post-production editing is the hair lift. When the model has long flowing hair and the subject needs to change location many post-production artists call in sick. Get it wrong and, just like a bad wig, it shows.
There are several ways to mask an image in Photoshop . Let me show you some. .