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Cut Out Image In Photoshop & GIMP [How To Guide]

The background is an important factor for any kind of image. But it is not necessary that you have to use the original background all the time. Especially in E-commerce Product Photography, we feel the necessity of isolating the object from the main background. It gives us lots of flexibility and allows us to put the object on a suitable background or transparent background.

But how is this possible? Thankfully, Photoshop has this feature. Lots of fascinating tools and features are available in Photoshop. Cut out image is one of those exciting features. Using different tools, you can easily cut out images in Photoshop. Feeling interested to learn the art?

You are warmly welcome. In a while, I am going to teach you How to Cut Out image in Photoshop.

Read this post till the end, there will be a bonus tutorial for you. 

Why we are making delays then? Tighten your seat belt and let’s get started.  Right at the beginning, let me inform you that you can cut out an image in Photoshop in several ways. I will mention all those ways. According to your object shape and size pick the convenient one.

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I want to show you the examples with this picture.

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  • Using the Marquee Tool

If your object has a shape like a rectangle or elliptical, the marquee tool will be a good choice for you. You can pick the tool from the left toolbar. As my object is Elliptical, I am going to choose this option. 

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After picking the tool, press & hold the left mouse and drag it down to create a circle shape.

One thing you have to keep in mind, you can move the selection by pressing the Space Bar. Once you left the mouse, you can’t resize the shape. So, hold your mouse and use the space bar until you got the right shape. Have a look at my object.

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I think I have got the right shape. Now, the object is selected. To cut out the object or move the selection press CLT and click on the selection. Then you will be able to move the selection as like as you want.

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Isn’t it cool? If you want to keep the object still and cut out the background, don’t need to move the object. Simply, press CTRL+SHIFT+I for inverse selection and press Delete.  Here you go.

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In case, pressing Delete without making an inverse selection will delete the object as it would be the selected portion.

Suppose, there is a hole inside your object. Then, how to cut out those objects? Don’t have to worry about it. It’s a simple procedure.

Choose the object as we have done it earlier. Then press and hold ALT. It will enable multi selection inside the object. Afterward, select the hole, and the rest of the things are similar to the previous one.

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See, we have got our object in transparent background. At this stage, you can use the arrow key from the top of the Marquee tool to reposition the object. 

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  • Using the Quick Selection Tool

Another cool and easy way to cut out an image in Photoshop is by using the quick selection tool.

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Pick the quick selection tool and drag the mouse over your object. It will catch the object boundary line. Like this, 

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If your object doesn’t have any sharp edges, the quick selection tool is one of the best options for making a selection.

But, if there are sharp edges available in the object, the quick selection tool won’t be too beneficial. However, let’s move forward.

You can also use the Magic Wand Tool. This tool helps you to choose the object just in one click. Mainly, it makes the selection according to color and contrast.  After picking this tool, I clicked on the yellow portion.

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See the result, it has selected the yellow color area. Do you want to do multi-selection? Then you have to select that option from the top and after that, you can do multi-selection.

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At this stage, pressing the Delete key will remove the yellow area just like this picture.

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Undoubtedly, this magic wand tool is a helpful feature, especially for the beginner Photo editor it’s convenient.

Enjoying the tutorial? More cool processes are waiting for you.

  • Using the Background Eraser Tool

Yes, you can also cut out images in photoshop with the help of the background eraser tool. You will get the tool from this option.

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Do you know how it works? Select the tool and press & hold the left mouse. After this, drag your mouse over the background and it will only erase the background.

Let’s have a look at my object.

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See, the yellow background has been removed from the picture.

You can use this tool when you want to remove a plain color background from the photo. But if there are lots of colors and shades, it might not be convenient for you. Then, which tools to use in that case? How to deal with those objects with lots of shades and colors? Wait, the next procedure has the solution.

  • Using the Pen Tool

Pen tool is a safe option when you want to cut out an image in photoshop. It is such a tool that can help you to make an accurate selection. You can choose it from here.

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After taking up the tool, you have to create paths around the objects like the below picture.

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When you complete the selection, right-click on the mouse and select Make Selection. Then your object will be selected. To cut out the object you can use the arrow key. If you don’t want to keep the background, make an inverse selection, and press Delete.

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Bonus Tutorial

As I have promised you at the start, here is a bonus tutorial for you. Photoshop is a premium photo editing software. That’s why some people can’t afford it and search for a free Photo Cut Out Method. For those people, I am giving a bonus tutorial about how to How to Cut Out image in Gimp. So, let’s begin.

How to Cut Out image in Gimp

Let’s open the picture in GIMP. 

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It’s a pretty nice interface, isn’t it? 

First of all, we have to go to the layer menu. Then go to Add Alpha Channel from the Layer Transparency.

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After that, select the free selection tool from the top of the menu. Have a look at this picture. 

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After picking up that tool, create a line around your object just like that.

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To do this with accuracy, you have to take a well amount of time. This is a bit harder compared to the photoshop selection process.

Like the pen tool, make sure that you are finishing on the starting point. Otherwise, it will not convert into selection. When you are done, press CTRL+X to cut out the object in Gimp. If you want to remove the background, then you have to choose invert from the select menu. 

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So, that was all about cut out an image. I hope you have enjoyed both of the tutorials. From now on, you should not have any problem cutting out an image in Photoshop and GIMP

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