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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Let's Lasso Somebody

Enough theory. Take a soda break if you need one, and when you return refreshed, we'll put some of this theory into practice and make some selections. The next exercise involves a groomsman named Jon in a cluttered church office wearing a ridiculously overpriced rental tuxedo. If his mother is going to frame this photograph, the background must be replaced with something a little less cluttered.

Combining Selection Methods

1.
Open the TuxedoJon.psd file from the Examples/Chap05 folder on the companion CD.
2.
Choose the Magnetic Lasso tool, and pick an area of high contrast between Jon and the background. Click at the edge of Jon and the background (his tuxedo is a good starting place). After you click, release the mouse button ...

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