I have just taken a picture of a ship at sea and cut round it in PS so that the new picture is just of the ship. This worked OK, but I still have a square border around the ship when all I want is the ship. The reason I am doing this, is that I want to import the ship onto a map background in Studio 9 and then move the ship along the route. Can anyone tell me how to create a file which is just the shape of the ship?
The way I did it I used the extract tool from the filters menu this then removes the background layer as you say if I then save it as a photoshop file it looks like the link I posted earlier. If I was to save it as a jpg for example thou it would place the extract onto a white background.
If you are using Adobe Photoshop Elements do you also happen to have Adobe Premiere Elements?
The reason I ask is I have just extracted part of a picture in Photoshop and saved it as a PSD file then I imported it into Premiere Elements My main movie was on Video 1 timeline. I put the psd file on Video 2 timeline and it just shows the cut out segment with the main movie showing behind, you can make the psd file cover any length of the video 1 timeline and you can play about with the opacity to get it exactly how you want it. But if you have not got premiere elements I guess its not much help?