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Background Removal / Cut Out Background

How to Go About Image Background Removal in Photoshop

A photograph that does not have any background can be used for various purposes. The photo can be used for a collage, can be combined with other images, add on a logo, etc. This is the reason why image background removal or cut out background in Photoshop is very important. In fact, this is one of the first things that every aspiring graphic artist should learn to do.

How It Is Done

First, you need to create a layer coming from the background and this is done with the help of the Layers panel that is found at the bottom right corner of Photoshop. Right click on the layer and choose “layer from background”. You will be asked to give it a name, so type the name you want. Next, choose the selection method that you want. You can go for the Magic Wand tool, Lasso Tool, Quick Selection Tool and Color Range.

You can choose the quick selection tool. Hover your mouse on your image and click on any of the image to remove the background or cut out background of certain areas. Hold your mouse and slowly draw around the edges of the picture. The final step would require refining the selection. Simply click on the “Refine Edge Tool” for this and you will then see that the background of the image is gone.

Who Needs It

As mentioned, image background removal or cut out background is so important and a lot of people need it. If you are into photo collage, then this is very useful for you. Those who are creating logos and web graphics will also find this very useful. You can use it for creating comics, print design, books, catalogs, magazines – the possibilities are endless.

Benefits of Image Background Removal in Photoshop

There are lots of benefits that you can get from the image background removal or cut out background in Photoshop. If you know how to do this, you will be able to easily stick any kind of picture to another background without having to go through the agonizing process of blending the background. If you do it the right way, the result is truly amazing and no one will realize that a certain image has actually been added to another picture.


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