Removing a picture from its background. HELP..!!!

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Removing a picture from its background. HELP..!!!

Postby meltech1 » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:46 pm

I’m a newbie with Adobe Photoshop 7.0; I found these instructions on the net. I did the following. But what I’m lost on is how do you take the picture that you removed the background from, and put it on a new image???

Removing a picture from its background.

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. Take the marker tool and trace around the image you want to extract. Keep the marker 1/2 way on the image and 1/2 on the background. For solid areas use a small brush, for softer areas like the loose hair, use a larger brush. Tip: to adjust the brush size use the [and] keys.
2. Now take the bucket tool and fill the area you want to keep.
Click OK.

In the history pallette, click next to the image before the extract state.
Select the history brush.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:28 pm

Copying an image into a new image is simple. Select the whole image by prerssing CTRL + A. Press CTRL + C to copy the image to the clipboard. The switch to the new image and press CTRL + V to paste the image on the clipboard as a layer into the new image.

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