Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial – Extract a subject from a photo

May 15, 2010

Ever wondered how to cut a subject out of a photo and then put it on a different background?

Well this digital scrapbooking tutorial shows you one of the many ways in which you can do that. I say ‘one of the many ways’ because in the Photoshop and Photoshop Elements world there are usually several different ways in which you can achieve a similar outcome. Some techniques work better in certain instances than others. And some techniques are ones that you just plain prefer to use rather than others. It all depends on your individual preferences.

Anyway this is a demonstration of extracting a subject from a photo using the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

I love the way he’s changed the whole context of the photo by layering his extracted subject onto such a totally different background.

The technique in this digital scrapbooking tutorial is demonstrated in Photoshop but it’s easy to translate it to Photoshop Elements.


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