If you have recently taken a picture and you want to add some good effects on it or just remove some parts that you do not like you will easily be able to do that by using Photoshop. Photoshop has hundreds of options to choose from when it comes to editing, copying, cropping and adding hundreds of effects to your digital works in order to make them look professional. Using Photoshop's masking tool you will easily be able to extract only the details that you are interested in the selected picture and have the rest left aside.
So you will be able to easily have the background cut out and use it where you will like it will fit best. That is, if you know how to use Photoshop. When it comes to the usage of the Photoshop techniques, especially the Photoshop masking tool, you will be in on state of the art technology that will allow you to isolate the details you want and extract them in top notch quality.
The techniques that you will most often find suitable for this process are: Photoshop Collage Masking, Photoshop Transparency Masking, Alpha Channel Masking, Advanced Layer Masking and Translucent Image Masking. Advanced Layer Masking is also known as complex Layer Masking, too, but people mostly use the Alpha Channel Masking for it's the most popular one and because it has been recommended by millions of users and praised on online community forums, people have gotten used to it very much.
Using this tool you will also be able to remove certain colors in your background, customize and change the backgrounds, make use of the various transparency options, have presentable advertisements created for companies, have shadows removed from images, give a smooth finish to your images and also have the original saved for a later usage. So if you want to have a professional touch to your photos, you will definitely use Photoshop's masking tool!
Source by Joy Packard