Did you know that there is an actual tool in Photoshop that allows you to erase backgrounds from your photos? We’re not talking about any selections or masks, we’re talking about the Background Eraser Tool located under the Eraser Tool in the Photoshop Toolbar. You’ll be surprised to see how powerful, customizable, and easy-to-use this tool can be.
In this brilliant tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to easily cut out hair or complex edges using the Background Eraser Tool, with the best settings for every situation. Unmesh also shows you how to make this tool completely non-destructive, so you can get back parts of the image that you’ve accidentally erased. Watch below.
00:37 – Background Eraser Tool intro
01:17 – Tool demo
02:37 – Tool settings explained
04:45 – Limits concept explained
12:35 – Making the tool non-destructive
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