Removing Backgrounds From Images using Adobe Photoshop
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Removing Backgrounds From Images using Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to easily remove the background areas from any image that you may wish to using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS6.
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Remove the backgrounds from images using Adobe Photoshop
  • Select the outline from aspects of an image
  • Separate elements from an image
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  • You should have access to Adobe Photoshop or at least plan to have this
  • Basic knowledge of how to use a computer and Photoshop

Over 1600 students have already jumped in to the course and are gaining a usefull new Photoshop skill


With Photoshop the possibilities really are endless.

In this course we work with 2 different versions of Adobe Photoshop in this course: Adobe CS4 and I also show you some visuals using Adobe CS6 - so you get a taste of both.

Why take the course?

When you have an image you may not always like the background that the image comes with. It can be quite frustrating to try to manipulate an image so that only the elements you want are left in.

Or maybe you wish to place a selection of 1 image onto the background of another.

This course will teach you how to professionally remove the background area from all of your images effortlessly. Once you have removed the background then the image will be much easier to work with & manipulate

All you need is photoshop and a willingness to learn and this course will have you removing the unwanted backgrounds from your images in no time.

Who is the target audience?
  • All those with a hunger to learn a new skill in photoshop
  • Budding graphic designers & even entrepreneurs
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 03:47

Here in this video I will welcome you to the course and introduce you to exactly what we are going to be learning

Preview 01:59

Next I will take you through some of the reasons why you might want to remove the background from your images and what you can do with your images once you have removed the backgrounds.

Preview 01:48
Before we begin, lets get to know the Tools we will be using & their functions
5 Lectures 14:27

In this video we take a look at the first tool which is the Lasso tool

Preview 02:25

In this video we take a look at the Polygonal Lasso Tool which is one of the 2nd selection tools we are able to use

Preview 02:49

Now we take a look at the awesome tool which is Magnetic lasso tool as the 3rd tool in within photoshop

Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool

This video is all about using the best, easiest, and sleek tool for the job, which is the quick selection tool to select parts of an image

Using the Quick selection Tool

On this lecture is all about the last tool that can select the color area of the image, which is the Magic Wand Tool

Using the Magic Wand Tool

quiz 1
1 question
The process of removing Backgrounds
4 Lectures 17:07

In this video I will show you how to make the selection of the aspects of the image that you wish to keep.

Making Selection of your Image

Refining the Edges of the Image

I now show you how to do the same things but this time using Adobe CS6, so yep we have upgraded

Preview 00:18

In this example the guy in the photo has a lot of hair and so this creates elements that can be hard to select and cut around. This video shows you exactly how to get around this in CS6

Cut out Peoples Hair using Refine Edge Tool

quiz 2
1 question
Out putting the results
1 Lecture 02:21

Next I take the time to walk you through the different file endings that you are able to save your image into.

Saving the image in to the correct file format

quiz 3
1 question
Course Conclusion
2 Lectures 02:48

Just some text in order to bring the course to a conclusion

Wrapping up the course

Bonus Lecture - Just Before You GO!
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