Cutting out a photo from background & refine edge tutorial

Things have changed when it comes to removing objects from their backgrounds, extracting, masking or whatever you would like to call it. It’s time to get new school. This tutorial shows you how to use the quick select, refine Edge tools.

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by Colin Smith
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Cutting out a photo from background & refine edge tutorial

Things have changed when it comes to removing objects from their backgrounds, extracting, masking or whatever you would like to call it. It’s time to get new school. This tutorial shows you how to use the quick select, refine Edge tools. I know that I’m using a white background here (woudn’t you shoot against a simple BG if you knew you were going to remove the model from her background?) These techniques work exactly the same with more complex backgrounds, and they work really well. If you get stuck with htis technique, then do the Masking Impossible Images in Photoshop tutorial.

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith

About Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe