Using the Background Eraser tool


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Using the Background Eraser tool

The Background Eraser tool does two jobs for you in one. It both selects and deletes pixels at the same time. It's often the best choice for selecting a neutral background like this one, when you have a lot of fine detail in the foreground. What I want to do here is select this neutral sky, so I can replace it with a more interesting image. So I'll select the Background Eraser tool from the toolbox right here, behind the Eraser tool and I am going to go up to the Options bar. I want to make sure that this first sample 1's icon is selected. This works fine when I have a background that is pretty much one color, like this one.

If I had a multicolored background, then I would select the next option, which would sample continuously as I moved the tool around the image. I am also going to set the Limits to Discontiguous, and that will allow me to select pixels that aren't necessarily touching one another. I'll leave the Tolerance at its default. When I click on a pixel of ...

Using the Background Eraser tool
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Using the Background Eraser tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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