How to Use Background Eraser Tool

How To : Use the background eraser tool in Photoshop

If you find yourself needing to quickly remove the background from an image in Photoshop, take a moment to play with the background eraser tool. The background eraser samples the color in the center of the brush. It deletes that color and softens the edges so that color halos ...more

How To : Use the eraser tools in Photoshop

Surprisingly, in single layer mode the Eraser Tool doesn't really erase. Part one of this Photoshop podcast covers Eraser Modes and Background Colors. Part two covers the other Eraser Tools include the Magic Eraser and Background Eraser. And these eraser tools really do erase. ...more

How To : Use the eraser tool in modo 201

This is a short clip examining the use of the Eraser tool for 2D and 3D painting in modo 201 and higher. The eraser tool will erase pixels from the currently selected texture map on a modo model according to the currently selected brush. Choose the size brush you need and simp ...more

How To : Use the eraser tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the eraser tool in Google SketchUp. Keep in mind that the eraser tool only works for edges in SketchUp, and you won't be able to erase surfaces with the eraser tool. This tutorial covers how to erase single or multip ...more

How To : Use the magic eraser tool in Photoshop

This tutorial covers the basics of using the magic eraser tool in Photoshop. It is similar to the magic wand or paint button, except it erases instead of selecting or filling. Use the magic eraser tool in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Use the eraser tool in Illustrator CS3

Terry White likes a lot of things in Illustrator however, the tool that he's having the most fun with in Illustrator CS3 is the new Eraser Tool. In this video we'll take a closer look at it and learn about some of its hidden capabilities.

How To : Use the Eraser tool in Adobe Ilustrator CS4 or CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to make use of the standard Eraser tool when doing design work in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pr ...more

How To : Make an awesome photomontage using Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a photo-montage using Adobe Photoshop. Begin by inserting the images into the program. Then double-click on the montage image to unlock it and select the eraser tool to remove the background. Once the background is removed, s ...more

How To : Make a cool nebula star scene using Photoshop CS4

This how to video shows you how to create a nebula star scene in Photoshop. First, create a new image in Photoshop. Fill the background with black. Next, create a new layer and call it stars. Go to filter and select noise. Choose Gaussian and click monochromatic. Click okay to ...more

How To : Create lightning in Photoshop

First of all open an image which shows many different lights in a night background. Now make a new layer now set the color of background to black by first and the foreground color set to white. Click the background for the bottom of the left bar and then pressing 'd'’. Next se ...more

How To : Add motion to an image in Photoshop

Adding motion to graphics using Photoshop can create an exciting and dynamic effects. Select a picture you want to add motion to. First, duplicate the background layer. Then under Filters, select blur, and then select Motion Blur. Then you set the angle of the Motion Blur. You ...more

How To : Create a quick grunge effect in Photoshop CS3

Here is another cool photo manipulation you can do using Photoshop CS3. You can take a normal photo you’ve taken and really make it look unique by giving it harder edges and some more texture to the shot. Mix up your photos with this effect. To start, open a texture photo. Go ...more

How To : Build a sign in Photoshop with 3D lightbulbs

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Detail an automobile headlight in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a digits man in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern will show you a cool technique for filling an image of a human head with animated numbers using After Effects CS3's Text tool. The second video will continue to finesse the design of the Digits Man promo. Lear ...more

How To : Use the extract filter tool in Photoshop easily

There are many ways to remove an image from its background in Photoshop and using the filter tool is probably the easiest way to do the job. In this detailed video you will learn to use the Extract Filter in Photoshop to take a portion of an image and remove it from the backgr ...more

How To : Create simple silhouettes in Illustrator CS4

Creating a silhouette from a photo is nothing new, but with Illustrator CS4’s new Blob Brush tool, it has become a lot easier. Corey demonstrates how to use the Blog Brush tool to create a silhouette, and how to create some quick background effects using the Gradient Mesh tool ...more

How To : Get rid of ink stains on leather purses cheaply

If you've ever owned a leather purse, you know that ink or pen stains are a pain in the ass. If you've ever owned a designer leather purse, then you've probably even cried over an accidental stain (oh no! My $3,000 purse is ruined!). Removing ink stains from leather is thought ...more

How To : Make a CD cover in Photoshop

This video is about how to make a CD cover. First, open up the image that you have. Then, you need an action script. Click on the action's palette and pick which CD cover you want to do. Then you click step one which will run a template for you to set everything up and place y ...more

How To : Create a soothing pastoral scene in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Hack together a pink eraser casing for your USB drive

Use erasers to make a crafty casing that'll hide and protect your thumb drive. You will need two beveled pink erasers, a cutting board, a large chef's knife, a 1 gig USB flash drive, a pencil, a rotary tool, and a utility knife. This pink eraser USB drive is cute & useful.

How To : Use FX to shrink yourself into a miniature village

Rick Vanman reveals the secrets to professional video effects using your own computer software. Position your model houses into a setup of your liking. Take a picture of the houses with a digital camera using the macro setting. Edit your picture in Photoshop. Disguise any unwa ...more

How To : Composite photos in Photoshop

When creating an aesthetically pleasing image, sometimes more is more. Blending images together and blurring the edges is a great method for creating desktops featuring multiple photos of hottie Sam Worthington, or simply for creating a pretty website background. Whatever you ...more

How To : Build a USB flashdrive eraser

Moujan, from PopSiren, transforms a boring USB drive into a master of disguise with the help of an eraser! Materials: * Two erasers * USB Flashdrives * Rotary tool (or any sort of good knife) Directions: 1. Tear apart the plastic case of your USB flash drive in order to ge ...more

How To : Simulate a hand drawn picture in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial video teaches you how to make any photo look like it was hand drawn. The image selected should have a relatively simple background, because a too detailed image will not turn out properly. Use the high pass tool and the sketch paper tool and you pretty ...more

How To : Create a photo background in Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to create a background with one of your photos? This video shows you how to use one of your photos to create a photo background using Adobe Photoshop. It will show you how to use the free transform tool, overlay blend modes, hue and saturation, drop shadow ...more

How To : Make a favicon for your site in Photoshop CS3

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to make a favicon for your site in Photoshop CS3. A favicon is a little symbol that shows up on url bars and also on browser tabs. Open a new project in Photoshop by pressing ctrl+N. Select height and width to 6 ...more

How To : Create a simple movie poster in Photoshop

This video tutorial from TutVid shows how to create a simple movie poster text effect in Adobe Photoshop CS4. * First create a new file by clicking File-New. Set Width to 650 , Height to 960 and Background Contents to White. Click OK. * Press the 'G' button to grab the gradie ...more

How To : Create a Polaroid photo effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial the instructor shows how to create a Polaroid photo. First open the regular photo and make it into square shape as Polaroid images are in square shape. So use the selection tool and crop it into square shape. Now unlock the layer from background mode ...more

How To : Draw a manga or anime girl

In this video, we learn how to draw a manga or anime girl on the computer. Start off by drawing the torso, with the arm coming out. Have her leaning on the pillow on an incline, then draw her legs. Continue to draw up the body, making the head and hair, then the other arm. Dra ...more

How To : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a warm, grungy background in Photoshop

Learn how to create a warm, grungy background in Photoshop. - Open up a brand new document at 1280 x 720. - Fill the document with a muddy brown color. - Using the elliptical tool, creates a shape in the center. - Go to Layer -> Adjustment layers -> Levels and click okay. - G ...more

How To : Create A Nice Curtain In GIMP

Hello everyone, This is my first tutorial posted on WonderHowTo and as a starter I wanted to show you how to make a nice curtain in GIMP, the free Photoshop alternative. Even though GIMP does not have all the features of his expensive brother, you can still do some cool desig ...more

How To : Photoshop Barack Obama into a hologram

Create an Obama-gram to commemorate the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America. You need two images one for the foreground (Barack himself) and then a the background (CNN's set works). This is a pretty simple Photoshop. You can use the ...more

How To : Create an old rusty control panel in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a Shepard Fairey "Hope" poster in Photoshop

Ash Davies believes that it is important to understand how to properly use Photoshop, especially with the Obama "Hope" posters that have become increasingly popular. The first step is to cut out the image that you want to use for the poster. To do this, you have to use the pol ...more

How To : Add Fireworks to Any Night Picture in Photoshop

Going to miss the fireworks extravaganza this Fourth of July? Doesn't mean you can't fake the experience, and that's exactly what we're going to do here—in Photoshop. You're going to learn how to take any night photograph and insert fireworks into it. It's the next best thing ...more

How To : Create Roy Lichenstein style Pop Art in GIMP

Learn how to produce Roy Lichenstein style Pop Art from your photographs using GIMP image editing software. This is based on several Photoshop tutorials, but is 'translated' for the Gimp, which doesn't have the 'new adjustment layers' or 'filters-sketch-halftone' options that ...more

How To : Use anchor points in Illustrator CS3

Here's an introduction to some of changes in Illustrator CS3 concerning anchor points. Learn about new display options, the new control palette, and the new vector eraser tool. Use anchor points in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Use the shear filter in Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to use the shear filter and eraser tool in Photoshop to increase a woman's bustline. Use the shear filter in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Make stencils in GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to make stencils in GIMP. Start with heads or faces if you are new to this. Then, use the rectangle tool to select the head. Then, go to image and fir canvas to selection. Now, remove the background by using the background tool. Once finished, go ...more

How To : Create fog in your photos using Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create fog using Adobe Photoshop. Begin by importing the image into the program and duplicate the image. Now go to Filter, select Blur and select Radial Blur. Set the amount to 100, Blur Method to Zoom and Quality to Best. Now selec ...more

How To : Get white teeth using Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to get white teeth using PhotoShop. Before you begin, open up PhotoShop and open the picture you want to change. Make sure you zoom in on the teeth so you have a good view and it's easier to paint. First, select the dodge tool, the choose midtones. ...more

How To : Digitally modify your eye color for free with GIMP

Stevmay09 will be teaching you how to digitally modify your eye color for free using GIMP. First you need to zoom in on the eyeball then click on the free select tool. Then start on the corner of the eye and make your way around the entire eye. Once you have the area around th ...more

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