Removing background from images

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Alex Ross, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Alex Ross

    Alex Ross OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi,

    I am designing a catalog however the photos have a background, for
    example the pictures are of shoes but i can see the table the shoe is
    sitting on and the background behind the shoe, is there a way to cut
    the shoes out in Photoshop so the background is removed?

    Thanks
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    magnetic lasso tool is your friend :)
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you could also use quick mask or the tragic wand tool (set this to different tolerances for best effert) or the quick select tool, and like lord said
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Couldn't of said it better.
     
  5. Aprox

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    I highly recommend using the quick mask tool, its a bit harder than using the Lasso or the magic wand, but your results will be much better. Also you can always go back and edit your mask to make fine tune adjustments later on.
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    I usually use magnetic lasso and then tidy it up in quickmask - saves a bunch of time :)
     
  7. Aprox

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    In my opinion that sounds slower, but I suppose it really depends on your style. Using the quick mask tool requires a steady hand and liberal use of keyboard shortcuts to get the most out of it. Like most things to do with Photoshop, do whatever feels best to you. Once you are under the crunch of a deadline, you will discover what you are fastest at.
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    i use a wacom bamboo tablet for precise masking :p
     
  9. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    I too use a tablet.