How to Remove the Background in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hey there in this video, we're going to cut these shoes out and stick them on this background. Okay, we're also going to cut the shoes out and stick it on this background there on their own layers. Okay, we're going to use the quick selection tool. It is some of that Photoshop magic you were promised when you opened up the program. It's super quick. It's super easy. Let's learn how to do it now. So let's go up to file. Let's go to open and we're going to open up quick select OK. And there's going to be 01 and 02. Thanks chris Barbara's I tried Let's go to quick select 01. So these are the shoes were going to be cutting out now we're going to be using this tool here. So on your toolbar it's the fourth tool down, make sure it's the quick selection tool and not the magic one tool. And at the top here these are the settings for the brush, basically how big it is. Okay, now minds remember the last thing I was doing, so we're gonna have to change these. You see this little drop down arrow he...
re, pick pick on that and um it's going to be different for every image. Generally a good starting point is 50. Yours is probably set to 50 by default. It's a good start and the hardness I have it about 85. Okay, that is just I like it kind of hard but not too hard. No magic number. Just getting this top and it can be 100% the quick selection tool is pretty, it's got a bit of magic in there, so it's not as precise so I'm not too worried about the hardness and all we need to do is click hold and drag, click hold and drag. You can see I just click hold and drag across this little bit and it magically jumps out mainly because there's a nice good color contrast between the the shoes here or I'm not even sure what to call them, but these things in the background and I can just keep dragging. Okay, keep dragging, keep dragging, keep dragging. Can I get the whole thing now? I've missed a little bit over here so I might have to zoom in easy and you might have to change the brush size. I'm going to try and deal with this bigger brush because I'm lazy. I just kind of nipped the edge there. Now what might happen is you might go a bit too far like that. You can either go edit step backwards okay? Or up here, you can switch it to the minus. Okay, so we're in this plus, like adding to the selection this minus removed from the selection and you can just kind of paint it in. I'm just clicking holding and dragging until it kind of gets to where I need it to be. Now don't worry perfectly. These kind of these marching ants that run around the outside. They're not um they're they're a good representation, but they're not perfect. There's going to be a little bit of fudging either side. Okay. It's not like a real solid line. So don't don't worry too much until we've actually done our mask and check it. Let's go back to plus. Okay, I want to add to the selection. Holding space. Bar clicking, holding and dragging. And I was going to drag across all of this and hope for the best. Pretty good. Pretty good misstep it just click once on that. And yeah, pretty amazing. Selection in the zoom out. We're going to do now is going to go to edit copy. Jump to this second version and go edit paste. Okay. Or you can use your click hold, drag, drag drag option that I've been telling you to do every time. Either way it works in this case I can drag it down and it's an okay selection. No, we're going to work ways of refining it. But that's a good simple start. Let's look at a different way of doing it. So let's go to file open and let's look at two other files. So it is quick select 03 and 04 Zamani and Sydney. Okay, so this one here is going to be copying the shoe into this background here. So we're going to have the shoe selected. We're going to grab our quick selection tool and the trick is here like this one's already been cut out onto white. So instead of trying to select all the shoe often it can be easy to select the background first and then invert that selection. Okay, so I'll show you what I mean. So I'm just gonna click and hold drag across the background kind of around the sides here and eventually it goes, oh well you probably mean all of this background. You can see it's a girl. The background selected. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go up to select. There's one in there called inverse. So have a little look there. You can see the the marching answer around the outside because basically if I copied this now copied it, moved across, paste it. I've just got like the background, it's kind of cool. But what I want to do is go to select and go to inverse. Okay, now I've got the shoes selected. There's one little bit, the shoelace hasn't been done. Perfect. Okay, I'm going to zoom in a little bit. Okay, and now my brushes too big. So I'm going to go up and change my brush size up here. Okay, drag it down Now, what you'll find is you'll learn a shortcut pretty quickly in Photoshop any brush tool, we're going to look at loads of them through this course. Is that if you look at your keyboard next to the peaky, there's those two square brackets. Okay, open and close square brackets. That is the shortcut for making it bigger and smaller. Okay, try worth of those one? Will make a bigger one and make it smaller? I'm going to make one smaller so it's kind of an appropriate size for this and I'm just gonna click hold and drag across. Okay. And don't worry if it doesn't get a perfect, can you see it's missing a couple little bits. It's going to be oh, these marching ends aren't like the perfect representation of what you've got selected. There's a few little white dots there that need to be picked up. But in our case this is going to be fine amount. Cool. So I've got my shoes selected. Let's go to copy and edit paste. Cool. Huh? Now we're using a copy and paste method. It's not the best way in the next video we're going to do a layer mask but from the moment at our current skill level it's working perfectly except for this guy here. Okay, I forgot about him. So I'm going to go to undo so he's not there. Go back into here zoom in. I'm going to show you a couple of more tricks so remember you can go to minus. Okay, and just remove this but there's a lot of tooling and throwing often when you're doing selections. So try not to do too many shortcuts, but just the good ones. If you hold down the key on a pc or option key on a Mac. Can you see my little cursor? It's a little hard to see. Can you see it changes to a little minus plus minus plus minus and you can see it toddling up here just by tapping that key. That's what I use to hold it down, click and drag and the ones, let's go grab that bit minus ad. There's a lot of kind of tooling and throwing. Now I'm going to go to copy, go to paste and I've got that little hole in now. Okay so that's the basics for the quick selection tool, add to the selection, you remove it, you change your brush sizes and then often what happens is you just need to tidy things up. Okay so this shoe in particular. Okay I'm gonna go back to my move tool. I'm going to use my scale tool which is command T. On a Mac or control D. On a Pc. Let's scale it down. Okay. You might have noticed that when I scaled mine down, I'm kind of cheating right? Instead of scaling it this way and then this way it somehow magically went in from the center so I need command T. Okay from my transform or control T on the pc hold down shift to make it kind of do its proportions okay but if you hold down alter as well. Okay or option on a Mac. So shift and option, you can see it does it to the center. I like that little shortcuts, a bit of finger gymnastics. Okay. holding shift and either alter option down. Okay, it's a bit of a pain. I know, but ignore that shortcut if you're finding getting blown away dance. Too many shortcuts in this video getting into the right sort of size, we're gonna return. And what I want to do is two things I probably want to darken the show up because the backgrounds got a nice strong black. This one here doesn't seem to have it and I want to add a bit of a drop shadow. So drop shadows. Easy. I got this layer here. Let's double click the word layer one and call it shoe. Okay, with it selected and highlighted effects. Drop shadow and it's up to you and it up to the image. But I'm going to crank up the size. You can see it just kind of adds this kind of yeah, mm hmm, dragging the capacity size, maybe even the spread. Okay, just to give it kind of a bit of a black hue around it. I'm not using distance, you'll notice. I don't want it to have like a drop shadow that way you might like it that way. I'm just going for kind of zero distance. So it kind of fuzz is all around the outside preview on preview off just to make it look like it's sitting there a bit better. Let's click. Ok. One of the other things I find is quite obvious when you've copied 11 image from another is often the levels are different. Okay, the strong blacks and whites do that. Let's click on the shoe layer and let's go to adjustments and we're gonna use levels, we've used them before. Okay, When we corrected our images, so click on this and the difference between what we've done before and what we're going to do now is if I adjust the levels I'm going to radically adjust them. Can you see it's adjusting the shoot and the background. Okay, so what I want to do is see this little insignificant little thing here, put on that. Okay, all that happens is that just tells levels to work on the layer, directly underneath the little arrows is just this layer, not this late. Okay, so as long as levels is just above the shoe layer, the levels are only going to affect that layer. Okay, I've totally wrecked it but so now I can do adjustments and it's just for that specific little layer. Okay, what am I trying to do? I'm trying to just make it look like it's part of that background image a little bit more, increase the whites a little bit. It's mainly the grades. I feel like they need to be a bit more. How do I like it? I'm going to the eye on off. So what I'm trying to do their kind of Alright, let's look at that original image as well, do the same thing for this. Okay, so the levels I feel like I'm fine. Okay, so all I want to do is add a drop shadow. Drop shadow. Okay, and sneaky trick. Okay, you can go into here, click on the shoe layer, right, click it, say copy layer style. So all of these things in this, little effects things are considered layer styles. So I'm going to copy it. So I just right, clicked anywhere in here. Okay, and said copy last style over here. Find that same layer of my shoes. I know it is because I got the eyeball on and off. Right, click it and say paste layer style. I've got the same kind of thing going on there and I go on and off. You can see just kind of settled is it in that image a little bit better. It's not total reality, right? We've got giant sandals, sandals across some graffiti, but you get what I mean, right. It just feels like it's I don't know, a better composition. Alright, that's gonna be it for this video. Let's jump into the next one. We'll do some slightly more complicated selections using the quick selection tool. I'll see you there