So I have some old basic usage tutorials for photoshop, figured Id post them up...Not sure if Ill make some new tagger tutorials, but it is a possibility...
YAY our image should be all cut out now..and we are ready to use it. For this tutorial Im just going to slap it onto a background image. So I chose another stock image that I thought would fit. And have opened it in photoshop. So I now have 2 seperate images in photoshop, this is fine when you want to work on an image simply click that image and it more or less get brought to the top to work on.
Getting impatient yet?? Dont worry the end is near..I promise :-D
Last stage is adding the cut out image to our background..you can do this a few ways. Either you can hit Select/Select All/Edit/Copy the cut out image then Edit/Paste it to the background OR you can simple click the cutout layer and drag it onto the new background image.
You can either save images as jpg or gif, depending on the quality you want. JPG allows for a higher image quality. One last quick note MAKE SURE YOU SAVE ALL PROJECTS ON PSD FORMAT AS WELL WITH ALL LAYERS INTACT ...this makes for easier editing later on if you decide to do more to the image.
If you have any questions feel free to post. When cutting images you can completely skip the extract step and cut the image with your polygonal lasso tool but I find using extract is pretty quick and easy and cuts down on clean up alot. Another way to cut out images is using masks, but thats gonna have to wait for another day .