This is one of those things that I’ve always known was possible but just assumed was too difficult or would take way too long to figure out how to do in Photoshop. Today someone asked me if I knew how to remove a background from a photo and I remembered that Tom Kuhlmann’s recent article mentioned this and had a link to the instructions. Five minutes later I’ve added the very first Photoshop skill to my bag of tricks. How cool is that?

Here’s the before…

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..and after.

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Removing a Picture from it’s Background using extract in Photoshop