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    Default Removing background from images

    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Removing background from images

    1. quick mask to select the shoe, delete background,
    2. pen tool to trace the shoe, right click, make selection and inverse the selection. delete.
    3. if your background is quite distinctly different from the shoe (colour), you can try the background eraser tool. press 'e' 2 times and delete your background.

    hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Removing background from images

    I would use paths (pen tool) for extracting an object with smooth curved edges and corners just because that's what I'm most used to doing.

    You can also use Quick Selection & Refine Edges to great effect:
    http://www.photoshopforphotographers.../sample-06.pdf

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    Default Re: Removing background from images

    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    I would use paths (pen tool) for extracting an object with smooth curved edges and corners just because that's what I'm most used to doing.

    You can also use Quick Selection & Refine Edges to great effect:
    http://www.photoshopforphotographers.../sample-06.pdf
    Thanks for the sharing.

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    Default Re: Removing background from images

    Best would be to take the pictures already with a neutral backdrop so that there is little need for extensive photo editing. Sheets of paper or muslin can help. Available in many photography shops and online. A light tent provides defined light conditions that you can adjust according your needs.

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