- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
Deleting the Background
Backgrounds can be useful, but they can also be distracting. When you want to pull an object out of its environment by removing its background, turn to the Magic Extractor.
- With the photo open, choose Image, Magic Extractor or press Alt+Shift+Ctrl+V.
- With the Foreground Brush tool, click several times or scribble on the object you want to keep.
With the Background Brush tool, click several times or scribble on the rest of the image.
- Click Preview to see how the object looks with the background removed.
- Use the Selection Eraser and the Smoothing Brush tools to delete leftover background areas or restore missing foreground areas.
Click OK to finalize the background removal.