Friday, 15 November 2013

How to cut out an object in Photoshop cs6

This tutorial will teach you how to cut out an image to be placed on a different background. 
This basic tutorial is one of the most useful and powerful tools I have learnt in Photoshop.
There are many ways to do this but this is the easiest way I have found to do it.
This tutorial features a marble background (tutorial coming soon) and Country Road's roll up pineapple t-shirt

Step 1: Chose a background and image you would like to cut out to put on the background. Open both in Photoshop. I used Photoshop CS6 however any version can be used for this tutorial. You will need to convert the images from "background." Double click the "background" layer and a box will pop up. Select "ok."

Step 2: Go to the chosen image you would like to cut out and select the Polygonal Lasso Tool

Step 3: Begin to trace the outline of the shirt by moving the mouse along and clicking.

 Step 4: Once you have finished the outline close the selection by clicking on the point you started from. You should get the dotted line effect around the whole image.
 Step 5: The next step is to smoothen the outline. At the top of the window select "refine edge." In the smooth box enter 1. You can refine the selection further by adding some feather to it but don't add too much other wise the edge will become fuzzy. Click "ok."

Step 6: Copy your selection and paste onto your background image. Alternatively drag the selection into the background image.

That's all there is to this tutorial. You can now create your own image using a background and your favourite objects. This tutorial is perfect for creating collages.

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