“Photoshop”: cut the object and paste
Selecting an object in Photoshop
In “Photoshop” there is a whole group of selection tools. Under any object, you can choose one or another tool with which the most accurate selection is made. Then it remains only to drag the selected object to another image. For monochromatic objects, the Magic Wand and Quick Selection tools are intended. If you select a person, you must use a magnetic lasso.
The Magnetic Lasso tool has been used in Photoshop to highlight an object for quite some time. This tool was missing only in the very first versions of the program, when its implementation would require too many computer resources.
How to move an object in Photoshop
Whatever you are going to transfer from one image to another – first you need to open these two images in Adobe Photoshop. You can place these pictures next to each other, as in the following screenshot. Or leave them in the “Photoshop” in the form of tabs – it does not matter. In any case, first you will work with the photo from which you want to cut one or another object.
For a more accurate selection, you must display the image in one hundred percent scale. Enlarges the image with the mouse wheel. If you have this feature in the settings is not enabled, then hold down the key combination “Ctrl + Space” and click on the photo with the left mouse button. When in the lower left corner you see the inscription “100%” – stop.
Separate the object from the background in Photoshop
Now you need to select the object. In the case of man and other complex objects, the Magnetic Lasso is used. When selected, the cursor will turn into an arrow with a magnet. Begin to select an object along its contour, click by click. Selection points will be created on the contour of the object. If one of the points accidentally went beyond the contour, then cancel its creation with the “Backspace” key. Moving around the picture is done by pressing the Space key and the left mouse button.
Selecting a person in Photoshop is hard work. Try to give this your maximum attention. Use the Magnetic Lasso tool exactly until you connect the last point to the first. After that, you will see the usual dotted selection, which is located along the contour of your object.
Change the color of the object in the “Photoshop”
When the selection is received – “Photoshop” allows you to move the object or perform other actions with it. You can even change the color of the object. In “Photoshop” for this you need to follow the path “Image >> Correction >> Hue / Saturation.” A dialog box pops up in which you can change the color scheme of the selected object. Your actions will not extend to the rest of the snapshot.
How to remove and move the object in “Photoshop”
But our lesson is devoted to moving an object, so we move on. After the selection is complete, select the Move tool (V hotkey). If the model was photographed on a uniform white or black background, then now you can move the object in another area of the frame by holding the left mouse button in Photoshop. So you will save yourself from having to use framing, while losing the image resolution or fill. Most often, the separation of the object from the background is not required to move it, but to replace the latter. Use the “Selection >> Invert Selection” path. Press the “Delete” key, after which your object will remain on a transparent background. Now create a new layer and place a new background on it (you can even create it yourself using the fill and gradient).
How to insert an object in “Photoshop”
If you want to cut an object in Adobe Photoshop and paste it into another image, then you can use the same method for this. Hold down the left mouse button while hovering over the selected object. Now move the cursor to the second open photo (place the cursor on the tab with it, if necessary). Release the left mouse button. The previously selected object will appear in your second image.
You can insert an object in Photoshop in another way. When the object is selected – press the key combination “Ctrl + C”. In the second image, you need to insert an object using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + V”. If in the previous case the object from the first photo disappeared (this applies to old versions of the program), now it remains in place.
How to cut and delete an object in Photoshop
You can delete an object in Photoshop in the same way. After selection, press the Delete key. But it will leave a peculiar hole in your photo, unless you are working with a multi-layered image. If the object is very small (beer can, pack of cigarettes and other garbage lying on the ground), then you can use the function of filling in the image with regard to the contents. This feature first appeared in Adobe Photoshop CS6. In the latest version it can be used directly in the dialog box.