In this video, you’re going to learn how to make cutouts using the Select and Mask workspace in Photoshop.
You can think of this Photoshop tutorial as a mini crash course on Select and Mask, but also, as an explanation as my masking workflow.
You will learn what all the tools and sliders in a Select and Mask workspace do, and how to use them properly.
I want to address a question that I’m sure will come up. It always comes up with masking tutorials, and that is, “Why am I using a flat color background and not something with a busy background?” The answer is because it’s easier that way.
Much like a movie director will use a green screen to place actors in a different background, in compositing and photography, you should use a solid background when you shoot your model. Understand that this is not always possible.
Sometimes you have to work with what the client gives you, and if that’s the case, and you have to use alternate techniques, and understand that you won’t be able to get a perfect selection.
I do have a video where I show you a couple of techniques that you can use to extract hair from busy backgrounds.