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Andy's Workshop > Project 6: Removing Complex Image Information with Extract

Project 6: Removing Complex Image Information with Extract

Skills and Tools: Multiple Layers and Extract

Extract has been a part of the Photoshop application since version 5.5, and it's improved in every version. The primary purpose of the Extract filter is to remove areas of image information from the selected image layer. For example, removing the sky from an image bordered by mountains is not too difficult; owing to the sharp nature of the sky against the mountains. However, what about removing the sky from between the branches of a large tree, or removing the background around a model with wind-tossed hair. It's problems like that the separate the serious Photoshop user from the tourist. In this workshop you will gain understanding of exactly how the Extract tool performs its magic on removing selective areas of image information. Just remember, it's not about color; it's about contrast.

The Project

In this project you'll learn the secret to removing simple and complex backgrounds from images using Photoshop's awesome Extract tool.


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