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Chapter 14. Men at Work: How to Show Your Work > Medium Format Frames - Pg. 415

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Nine: Get the Polygonal Lasso tool again, click somewhere within one of the black frames, and begin tracing around the outside of your frames. You just click once, move your mouse to the next corner, click again, and the tool draws a straight line between the two points. You want to click around all the frame edges, avoiding the areas where the frames intersect in the center. Once you get all the way around to the first point where you started, you'll see a tiny circle appear in the bottom right-hand corner of your Polygonal Lasso cursor, letting you know "you've come full circle." Click on that first point, and the lines will join to create a selection (you will have all the frames and their contents selected). Now, go under the Select menu and choose Inverse, so you have everything but the frame selected. Step Ten: In the Layers palette, click on the Background layer, and then hit Delete (PC: Backspace) to remove all of the background photo surrounding your frames, which creates the impression that you've pieced together three medium format images to create this one image. Press Command-D (PC: Control-D) to deselect. See, I told you this was gonna be easy. How to Show Your Work Chapter 14 415