Tip 1: How to separate the image from the background

Replace bad background in the picture by any other placing image any person on the beach, in the rain forest or the streets of a European city, is a snap.Separate image from background using Photoshop in several different ways.Each of these methods is suitable for different pictures, and you can choose the most suitable option for each individual case.
Guide
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easiest to separate from the background image to use the tool "Magic Wand» (Magic Wand).This method, in addition to simplicity, has several disadvantages - it works properly only if the image is sharp and contrasting edges with respect to a uniform and streaked background.
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Download the photo in Photoshop and duplicate the base layer, or unlock it by double clicking on the icon with the padlock.On the toolbar, select the "magic wand" to the option "Add to selection" and click anywhere in the background.Background will disappear, and the photograph will be only the object you want.If the photo will remain some fragments of the
background, click on them individually or delete them with a soft eraser.
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You can also remove the background with a tool Eyedropper Tool or pipette.To do this, select the eyedropper tool in the Control Panel and click on any place in the background, just as you did in the previous method.
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Then open the menu and adjust the color range of the range in the window, moving the slider, and ensuring that the silhouette of a man who needs to be cut out from the background, only white, without dark spots.Click OK and the background will be removed.
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Photoshop users often remove background tool Lasso Tool.In order to apply this tool to the image, click on the toolbar item Magnetic Lasso Tool (Magnetic Lasso), left-click on any point on the boundary of the silhouette you want to cut, and then gently pull the start line along the contour of the silhouette.
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line will be attracted to the circuit itself, and you will only need from time to time to fix it by clicking on some particularly difficult places loop.
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When the selection is done, click on it with the right mouse button and select Layer via cut.Image of a man goes on a new layer, and the layer with the background you can delete.

Tip 2: How to separate the object

When creating collages often have to be separated object from the background.In order to do this operation, it is necessary to identify the object.Graphic editor Photoshop provides rich possibilities for solving this problem.
As a separate entity
you need
  • Graphic editor "Photoshop"
  • image where you want to separate the subject from the background
Guide
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Open the image in "Photoshop".To do this, click "File" («File"), select "Open" («Open") or use "hot keys» "Ctrl + O".
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palette "Tools" («Tools"), select the tool "Brush Tool" («Brush"), or use the button "B".
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Switch to the "Quick Mask" («Quick Mask").To do this, click on the right of the two boxes at the bottom of the palette "Tools" («Tools") or press the "Q".
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Paint object, which must be separated from the background by holding down the left mouse button.When operating in the "Quick Mask" paint over the area to become red.The edges of the allocated object is quite convenient to trace a brush with a hardness of about 70%.The central part of the subject paint with a brush with a hardness of 100%.The fine details of the image easier to trace the small-diameter brush.Parameters of a brush can be adjusted during operation.This is done in the panel "Brush" («Brush"), which is at the top of the program window under the main menu.The instrument "Brush" («Brush") has two parameters: "Master Diameter" («diameter") and "Hardness" («Hardness").Both parameters can be customized by dragging or by entering numeric values ​​in the field of sliders.
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Exit "Quick Mask".To do this, click the left box at the bottom of the palette "Tools" («Tools") or press the "Q".
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created Invert selection.To do this, click "Select" («Isolation"), select "Inverse" («Reverse"), or use hot keys "Shift + Ctrl + I".
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Make the image layer.In a palette "Layers" («layers») hover your cursor over the only existing layer, right-click and from the context menu, select "Layer from background" («Layer from Background").
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Create a layer mask.Click on the "Add layer mask" («Add layer mask").
object separated from the background.
Note
If you try to adjust the layer mask on the screen may appear black or white marks on the brush.This means that instead of working with a mask you're working with the image.Cancel unsuccessful action by a palette "History" («History"), click on the rectangle mask in a palette "Layers" and continue with the mask.
Helpful Hint
It may be that part of the object has disappeared, along with the background.This can be corrected.Click on the rectangle mask in a palette "Layers" tool, select "Brush" and paint the part of the object that disappeared, and should be visible in white.They appear in the image.If the picture were part of the background, working with a mask, paint over them with black.
Sources:
  • description of one of the ways to separate the object from the background in "Photoshop"

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