Help needed on Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

  Si_L 16:38 13 Jan 2008


Is it possible to cut out the background of a picture, so that it is just the person with a white background behind them?


  Jeff W 17:07 13 Jan 2008

1. Use the selection tool to draw around the person.
2. Invert the selection (SHIFT+CTRL+I)
3. Check that the background colour in the toolbox is set to white.
4. Press CTRL+DEL

There are other ways such as copying the selection to a new layer and then adding a solid white layer behind the new layer. This is a better method because you can tweak the original figure with (e.g) the eraser.

Jeff W

PS There are some very good tutorial videos on the web - google "photoshop elements tutorial"

  Si_L 20:03 13 Jan 2008

Cheers :)

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