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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: How To Remove and Delete A Background or Cut Out An Image

A Quick Photoshop Tutorial on How To Remove Background or Cut Out An Image (Cut an object out of the picture).
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1. To remove or delete a background in Adobe Photoshop using the Pen Tool:

2. Open your image in Adobe Photoshop.

3. Select the Pen Tool from the toolbar on the left-hand side.

Select the Pen Tool and start outlining

4. Use the Pen Tool to trace around the object you want to cut out by clicking to create anchor points.

5. Connect the anchor points to form a path around the object.

Click the Path tab on the lower right

6. Right-click on the path and select “Make Selection.”

Right-click on the path and click Make Selection

7. In the “Selection” options that appear, set the “Feather Radius” to 1 and the “Anti-aliased” box should be checked.

Set the feather to 1 or your desired feather radius

8. Invert selection by clicking CTRL+Shift+I.

Hold CTRL+Shift and press I to invert the selection

9. Delete the background by pressing the “Delete” key or by using the “Layer Mask” function in the Layers Panel.

Click delete and then click CTRL+D to deselect

10. Save your newly cut-out image.

Save the image

Note: It’s important to have a good understanding of the Pen Tool and its functionality in order to make a precise selection. You can practice using the tool on different images to get a feel for it.

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