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jlyons360

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I am trying to remove the background from an image. I have tried using the quick selection tool, the magic wand tool, the magnetic lasso tool. Alas, it's not going well. It seems that I can not get the image of the person fully selected. The tools seem too sensitive.

When I use the magnetic lasso to outline the person I get all the way around the image, to the start point and when I double click and the selection disappears. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi

Can you post the image in question? magic wand and magnetic lasso tools are not the best tools for masking out a person, you can use the quick selection tool with select and mask but there are other methods available including the pen tool and channels
Check out these tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=photoshop+masking+out+a+person
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=photoshop+select+and+mask+2017


If you need help posting images on the forum take a look here
Video Instruction for Adding Images and Files to posts.

Sorry it's late for me and I've got work in the morning, take a look at the tutorials above, it's all about practice and lots more practice, also check out here
http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/selections/
 
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The forum only allows 3500 px * 3500 px images, if it's larger you'll need to change the size or post a link from a file hosting site like DropBox
 

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Its low res because I wanted to show you what Im working with. I tried to use the pen tool. But how do you get it to select once you finish outlining the image? When I double click after outline the outline disappears. I must be missing something
 

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When you make a selection with the Pen Tool just right click and select make selection, once you have the selection just hit CTRL J to copy it to a new layer

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As I mentioned post the original image via Dropbox and a post link to the download so we can help you further
 
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