I repeated over and over again that I always use the Pen Tool when extracting objects from the background.
After trying the Magnetic Lasso tool, I pretty much forgot about my Pen Tool “obsession”. That’s because with the Magnetic Lasso tool you can draw a path around an object a lot quicker since this tool detects contrast changes. The best thing about this tool is that the edges are as sharp as with the Pen Tool.
In order to become a better Photoshop user you need to speed up your workflow and become efficient in order to concentrate more on the design part rather than on dealing with the menus.
This tutorial will show you how you can quickly select a layer from the canvas itself, how to pass layers from a document to another and how to align elements on the canvas without using the guides.
Before starting to work on an image composition, you need to know if the stock images that you have fit in terms of light, angle etc. Using the layer styles window you can change the blending behaviour of the image and remove white and black backgrounds non-destructively. See how quick this is.
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Learn a quick way of reapplying a filter using a simple shortcut and also how to apply an alternative sharpening to you images.
In this beginners tutorial I will show you the most used techniques for cutting and extracting subjects from the background using Photoshop.
For solid color backgrouds it’s best to use the smart selection tools (Magic Wand and Quick Selection) but using them will usually requite to also use the Refine Edge in order to get perfectly sharp edges.