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Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:37 am   Reply with quote         


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?



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Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:07 am   Reply with quote         

Laughing .............................................. Laughing................................................. Laughing

...or you can use use the polygonal lasso tool,pen tool or for really tricky stuff Vertus fluid mask. Wink

Miss SS

Location: Woburn Sands, UK

Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:07 am   Reply with quote         

1. Type (Q) from keyboard (this will take you to the quick mask mode)

2. Now pick a brush, make sure your color palette has only default (Solid Black/White) colors. Black is to choose the selected area, while White is for removing. You can choose the brush size/softness as you want. i.e. if you want sharp edges you can select the sharp edge brush.

3. Select the areas you may want them to be cut-out from the picture. (Don't worry about the RED color appearing on canvas it is to help you to differentiate the selection).

4. Now you are finished with selecting the area, type (Q) from the keyboard again. You will see a selection of what you have made. If it's inverse of what you need Type (Ctrl+Alt+I) from Keyboard or go into 'select' from window menu and find 'Inverse Selection' option

5. Copy and Paste the object from here to your required file.

6. Do the above process for each picture you want.

Hope this helps - there are many ways for cutting things out, some are more reliable than others depending on your background.


Location: Yorkshire,

Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:19 am   Reply with quote         

what's wrong with the good olde eraser tool?


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Location: Augusta, Georgia

Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:15 pm   Reply with quote         

What program are you building the actual catalog in? I haven't played with InDesign much but I'm sure it has the feature that Quark has where you can cut out the image with the pen tool in Photoshop and make it a clipping path and then it will only show that part of the image when you build it into your catalog PLUS you can have type around the silo that will shape to it if you wanted that kind of look.



Location: Michi-gan

Post Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:14 pm   Reply with quote         

splodge wrote:
what's wrong with the good olde eraser tool?

Amen brother! Number one tool on the pallet. Very Happy


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