hi i need to take out the background on a photo im useing photo shop elements 7 and i cant get it right please help
do you want to post the image so we can offer suggestions?
You might even find someone willing to give it a try for you and then share their process.
Just a thought.
Ya, I would like to see what you mean as well. It's tough not knowing exactly what you mean. I am sure it's possible, just might be tough.
sure here it is its for my lil sister she is giving it to her boyfriend for his bday on tomorrow she just wants to back ground gone so its just them and for it to look really nice any help would be great
please ladies any help would be great she needs it today
I'd help if I could, but I'm not the PhotoShop expert most of these ladies are and I suck at removing backgrounds. Hope someone else can help.
Is this what you are looking for?
I wrote a quick tutorial on my procedure about 2 years ago, but I use Photoshop CS4. You can see that tutorial here:
I think PSE 7 has some of the same controls. Hopefully someone that uses PSE will chime in as well.
omg thank you so much yours looks so much better then mine did its just lovely thank you so much just in time to your a life saver
Gigi, you rock!
GiGi, I read your excellent tutorial for this -- thank you! Just one question: how do you deal with hair? For example, my daughter has fine, fly-away hair and I was trying to do a cut-out of her the other day and could not figure out how to deal with the hair issue. If I tried to get the individual pieces of hair, it looked jagged and unnatural, or else if I just kind of ignored/removed the fly-away pieces, it looked wrong too.
Tracy - I handle it on a case-by-case basis. Most of my extractions are of boys and/or sports where girls would typically have their hair pulled back. Makes it MUCH easier. The not-so-simple answer to your question is ... I play it by ear. I will sometimes use the cloning brush to add some of that fly away hair back. Sometimes I use a much bigger feather on my selection - this will usually get a lot more of the background which can be a pain, but when that happens, I try to match it to my new background as much as possible.
Maybe someone else has a more concrete/better way of doing it. I just wing it mostly and try to make it work as well as I can.
Thank you, GiGi! I tried your technique on a floral image this morning and it worked great; I will have to try it again on the one I was attempting last week with my daughter's hair and see how I get along.