Photoshop Tutorial on How to Remove a Picture’s Background


Here is another Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners. In this tutorial you will learn how to remove a Picture’s Background in Photoshop. There are plenty of commands where you can use on cutting a picture in Photoshop. One I’m using is Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) which I find it very advisable than using Magnetic Tool and Lasso Tool. To find Polygonal Lasso Tool just right click on the Lasso Tool on the Photoshop toolbar and you will see the Polygonal Lasso Tool just next to it.

Heres a step on how to start.

1. Open your picture. Simply go to File> Open.

heres a picture sample that im gonna use.

2. Now Once you open you picture,duplicate it. to duplicate, Right click on the Layer and choose Duplicate Layer. You can also use CTRL+J for shortcut command.then close the Background Layer.

3. Choose Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and start cutting your picture.Tip: use Zoom Tool (Z) or shortcut command CTRL++ for Zoom In and CTRL+- to Zoom Out.

Click on the portion you want to cut then press DELETE your keyboard. Here’s how it done.

just continue the same process. After cutting the picture will look like this.

Now we are done with removing the background.you can now use other background on your image. To transfer it from another background.See this TUTORIAL.

Heres what i made.

Hope you have learn something from this one..

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  • ~CB~

    wow man, awesome helpful use of pen tool
    i never was able to use it properly

    thanks, this was way too difficult for me, now with your tutorial its all cool and easy

  • xupermasti.co.cc

    hmmm nice i know this tip but u doo this job very clearlyy :D

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  • ace_dman

    thanks for this one,even if this is a simple one,Im from philippines also…mabuhay sa atin lahat..galing ng website mo tol…

  • Ante

    Hi, thank you for this fantastic tutorial. It helped me improving my skills one more step. It’s ever awesome to get some newly inspiration and I hope to find more of such posts here sometimes because no one will ever stop learning new things. Regards

  • Kevin

    WOW Thanks For The tutorial

  • mark

    thanks for the tutorial. is there a way that you can bend the polygonal lasso tool? i don’t think you can use it in curved areas.