Introduction:

Image Extraction

Have you ever wanted to extract that awesome car from a photo, or that really cool basketball player? Well, now you can. Here you will learn how to take any image, select what you want within it, extract it, make it look presentable, and add it to another image. This tutorial is very usful, so enjoy.

 Step 1:

Image Extraction

Let's start off with the image you want to extract something from. I chose this picture of a car I found.


Now go to "Filter > Extract..."



 Step 2:

Image Extraction

Now comes one of the hardest parts. You have to select the perimeter of what you want to be extracted. If there is a whole or a gap within the image, fill it in with your marker tool. If you make a mistake, just select the eraser tool, and erase your marker error. Be sure to switch the size of your marker to get into smaller areas. After you are completely done, select the Paint Bucket (still within "Extract). Fill in the area within your marker selection. Next hit ok.



 Step 3:

Image Extraction

Well, now it has been extracted.



 Step 4:

Image Extraction

Now, what's that you say? It looks awful? There are still leftover pieces? Not to worry. Just select the Eraser tool (E), and erase the leftovers around the perimeter. One thing suggested is that you add a new layer, place it behind your extracted image layer, and fill it with a color that does not show up within your extracted image. This will help guid you to finding all the leftovers much easier.



 Step 5:

Image Extraction

What's that you say now?! The edges look too sharp? We can fix that, just select the Blur Tool (R), and blur some of the edges around the perimeter of your extracted image. Now that looks much better, doesn't it?



 Step 6:

Image Extraction

The last step is optional. I took the extracted image, by selecting its layer, and moved it onto another image. This makes it look as though the extracted one is in another location. View the example I made below.