How to cut out an image in Photoshop – Tutorial


If you are wondering how to cut out an image in Photoshop, this basic tutorial will teach you just how to do that. You may want to take an object from the image and paste it to another background. This can be done with cut out an image technique. In this tutorial we are showing you a technique on cutting out images in Photoshop.

Steps to cut out an image in Photoshop:

1. First of all open Adobe Photoshop. We are using Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 but this also works on earlier or later versions. step-1-open-photoshop-cutout

2. Next, Open the image where you want to use the cut out technique. To do that, click on the File >> Open and select the file you want to open. Then click on Open.


3. As we have already done many tutorials using Magnetic Lasso Tool this time we will use the pen tool to make a selection. From the toolbox, select Pen Tool (Shortcut – P). Once you select Pen tool, at the top you will notice the option bar. Select path from there. step-3-select-pen-cutout

4. Make a selection around the image. Around the edge of image/object, click starting point and then click another point and then another point and so on until you draw path all over the image/object. If you want to cancel last point, then press backspace. If you press backspace then make sure you click on the last point so it will continue. Also, the handles can be dragged to make selection curve and if you want to delete handle after making curves then hold ALT and click on the node.


5. Next, right click on the image and select ‘Make selection’ and then provide feather radius value. Set it to 5px depending on your image. If your image is bigger with higher resolution then use 10px otherwise use 5px. step-5-right-click-cutout

6. Next, copy by choosing Edit > Copy from the menu bar or just press Ctrl + c. step-6-copy-cutout

7. Next, create a new document. To do that, select File > New from the menu bar and then click OK. Then paste the copied image by pressing ctrl+v or choose Edit >> Paste from the menu bar.


These are all the steps to cut out an image in Photoshop. If you’ve find this Photoshop tutorial helpful, please leave a comment below!

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