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Remove Background Ready For Editing

Aug 19, 2011, 12:31
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Remove Background Ready For Editing
Hi Guys,

How can I remove the background from this image ( http://i.imgur.com/J2goJ.jpg ) so that it is ready for editing in with a new background (need to create a mag front cover using this image).

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Aug 19, 2011, 12:45
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RE: Remove Background Ready For Editing
1) Layer/Transparency/Add alpha channel
2) Layer/Mask/Add layer mask, initialize to white
3) You are now in layer mask editing. Where you paint black (paintbrush, pen or else) your image becomes transparent (checkerboard pattern shows through). Where you pain white it becomes opaque (you start with a fully opaque image)
4) Use a wide hard brush to remove most of the backround, and use a smaller (and fuzzy) brush for the borders of the subjet.
5) Try with white and black layers as backdrops to check your work.
6) When happy with result: Layer/Mask/Apply layer mask.
Save as XCF to preserve transparency

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Aug 19, 2011, 12:57
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RE: Remove Background Ready For Editing
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