Video Tutorial: Using Paths to Crop a Background in Photoshop

How to create a simple path around an object, convert the path to a selection and then mask out the background so the selected object becomes an independent image.

Want to separate an object in a photograph from all the clutter surrounding it? Paths are a great way to create a smooth, accurate selection around any object – no matter what’s in the background. This tip shows how to create a simple path around an object, convert the path to a selection and then mask out the background so the selected object becomes an independent image. Click here to view the tutorial.