Having professional photo editing software like Photoshop at your disposal to cut out unwanted backgrounds, subjects, or objects from an image is great. However, you must have a basic knowledge of how to use the toolkit to execute the task. And this article is structured to educate you on that. So let’s dive into the stepwise guide.
This tutorial guide explains the two simple methods that you can use to cut out images in Photoshop without compromising the quality.
Download and install a suitable photoshop version of the software on your computer system then apply the stepwise guide below to cut out an image:-
On launching Adobe Photoshop on your PC, go to the ‘ToolBar‘ panel on the left-hand side, click and hold on the ‘Object Selection’ tool to open the toolset. Now find and select the ‘Quick Selection‘ brush.
Next, adjust the size of the brush so you can easily select the path you need in the picture. Once you have the right brush size, click and drag it around the object in the image. Adobe Photoshop will immediately use the built-in AI algorithm to shape the edges.
After making your selection, you should fine-tune it so you don’t have unwanted patches on your image. To do this, zoom in the image and then switch between the ‘Add’ and ‘Subtract’ mode on the Options toolbar at the top of your screen. On completing this, drag the brush around the path that needs to be fine-tuned, and boom your image is in perfect shape.
Finally, you can cut out that unwanted background or object from your image. If it’s the background you intend to cut out, then you should invert your selection and then hit the ‘Backspace’ key. But if it’s the object, all you gotta do is hit the ‘Backspace’ key without inverting your selection.
Hit the hotkey ‘P’ on your keyboard to activate the ‘Pen Tool’ on Adobe Photoshop. Better yet, you could select the tool from the tool palette on the left side of the software.
Now that you have the ‘Pen Tool’, use it to make a clipping path around the object in your image. Mind you, try to zoom in on the image before you start making the path around the object.
Making a path around an object can be quite tedious. While some people will strive to make a perfect path, others get it wrong along the line. Should in case you fall underneath the latter category, here is a simple thing to do:
Try to use the technique above to draw a clean path around the object, then move to the next step given below.
On the right side of your screen, you will find the ‘Path Panel’.
Underneath you will see ‘Work Path’, turn it into a selection by holding down Ctrl, and then click on ‘Work Path’. Immediately, you will see marching ants around your selection.
Now hold down the Alt key to create an inverted mask, then hit the ‘Delete’ or ‘ Backspace’ key. And boom! You have successfully cut out that unwanted background from your image.
Assuming it’s the car you want to cut out, you do not need to invert your selection. Just hit the ‘Delete’ key.
Now that you have the two simple techniques to cut out images in Photoshop, you can easily execute background removal, or delete objects/subjects from your images effortlessly. The guide is simple and quick. Follow the steps accordingly and you are good to go.
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