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    Photoshop gurus...

    HOw do I go about cutting an image out of a picture? I know about basic selecting, but take my avatar for example...how do I go about cutting the metal 1* pin out of the picture, so I can paste it somewhere else?
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    I can do it for you if you'd like.

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    What program are you using, 121? The way I'd probably do it is to zoom in as tightly as possible on the pin and use the free hand select tool to cut it out as precisely as you can. That's pretty tedious and can be frustrating if you mess up, but it'll cut it out more cleanly than other options. When you've gone all the way around the one and have it completely selected, just copy it and paste it into a new, blank image.

    As opposed to the rectangular or circular selection tool, the freehand tool will let you move precisely around the pin.

    Or just get Virginian to do it since he probably needs something to do anyway.

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    I just erased the outer edge with the eraser, then rotated the canvas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    I just erased the outer edge with the eraser, then rotated the canvas.

    Andrew, I'm a busy man!


    Yeah that works too, but why take the easy way out?

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    I actually tried the magic wand first, because I'm much lazier than you suspect

    That damn freehand selection tool is terrible when you've got the crackhead shakes like I do.

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    Hmmm...it's a shame that there isn't any straight-line selection tool...i.e. click your beginning point, then click the second point, the third, etc.

    OK...I figured there would be another way than the freehand, but I guess not. Thanks guys!
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    I think there might be in some programs, like Paintshop Pro, but I don't think Photoshop and basic MS Paint can do that. But then I've been wrong before. Still, that hooker was such a convincing woman I just went with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    Hmmm...it's a shame that there isn't any straight-line selection tool...i.e. click your beginning point, then click the second point, the third, etc.

    OK...I figured there would be another way than the freehand, but I guess not. Thanks guys!

    I know I've used a program that had that feature..but now I can't remember which. Might've been paintshop pro.

    The freehand tool does kind of suck. I've got it easy because I have a tablet and can use the stylus.

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    MSPaint? Most useless software app ever.
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