DvdI’ve just released a new Photoshop training DVD called Advanced Masking. It shows you how to remove the background on all sorts of complex stuff like frizzy hair and translucent objects. Tools covered include:

  • Background Eraser
  • Extract Command
  • Blending Sliders
  • Channels
  • Pen Tool
  • Layer Masks

Below is one example of how sophisticated of an extraction you’ll learn about.

The top image is the original and the bottom image is the result of replacing the background. The total amount of time spent to accomplish this is about five minutes and is not very difficult (but I spend more than five minutes describing it on the DVD).