Sunday, March 25, 2007

Use Photoshop's Background Eraser Tool

If you find yourself needing to quickly remove the background from an image in Photoshop, take a moment to play with the background eraser tool.

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This works really well as long as there is a great difference in the background and the colors that appear in the photo. The photo used in the video tutorial is optimal. That's why use should always look for some sort of solid color as a background when taking digital photos, and one that is in complete contrast with the subject. This works a lot like the extract tool, but is a bit quicker. It sure beats the days of meticulously drawing with the pen tool around your subject to clear it out!