Photoshop has become one of the most significant parts of the world of photography. No matter where the photo is captured or how good the lighting and the color in the image is, Photoshop is preferred in order to enhance the quality of the image and deliver the best output.
Photoshop has a variety of features and tools available within it one of the popular ones being the pen tool. This tool enables a user to crop out a specified area or portion from a picture leaving aside the background of the picture.
Extracting a person using a pen tool is very easy, and the output will be realistic and exact. Now let us see how we can extract a person using the pen tool.
Select the image which you need to extract and open it in Photoshop. From the option bar in the panel check that the mode is set to “path” and then make a duplicate layer of the image.
The next step is to get started with extracting the person using the pen tool. Select the pen tool, and all you got to do is start from any point which you want to extract. Keep moving the mouse in a smooth manner along with the shape that you want to extract. If you find any sharp turn in shape, click on the cursor which will lead to the development of another anchor point using which you can continue to create the outline.
Keep in mind, when you are extracting a person using the pen tool, continue to repeat the step 2 by dragging the mouse along the outline and repeat the above-said process wherever you find sharp curves and turns.
Using the above-said methods trace the whole person completely. The only difficulty that you might face while tracing is the hair part of a person. It is a little difficult and complex to trace the hair with accuracy.
After completing the above 4 steps, you might not be able to find the trace mark legibly, but if you see carefully, you will be able to see the trace line that you have drawn.
Sometimes, you can also trace it part by part. You can complete the whole figure of a person first and then work on the minute traces after the first draft is created.
When you have completely done, click on the path option from the windows tab. Now select “load path as selection”. Selecting this option, your image will start loading.
Now go to “Select” and click on to “refine edge”. Set the mentioned criterion as per your requirements and Enter.
Your Extract of a person using a pen tool will be ready by now.
Extracting a person with the pen tool is easy which only requires quality time and patience. You will find outstanding outputs by using the pen tool.