This is Part 3 in a series of posts showing you how to make embellishments our of scanned Disney Memorabilia. Throughout these tutorials I will be using Photoshop Elements 10 to show you 3 techniques I use when working with Disney memorabilia.
Part 1 : Using the Marquee Tool to create a basic shape Element – Great for stickers and objects that are circles and squares.
Part 2 : Using the Magic Wand to create an irregular shape Element (high contrast background) – Great for solid color elements on a white background.
Part 3 : Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool to create an irregular shape Element (low contrast background) – Works with any image where the borders are blurred by similar colors.
Today we are working with irregular shapes that are on a low contrast background. (think light sticker on a white background) The only tool you will need today is:
- Magnetic Lasso Tool – A tool that let’s you drag around an object to make a selection with 80-90% accuracy