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How Do You "extract" Something From A Page

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#1 Ande43


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:04 PM

I have scanned some pages from magazines with items that I would like to use for LO's...how do I extract them...don't have to be right around the item on most of them..Could be squares or rectangles for some..When I have tried this say from a photo...I wind up with what I want saved disappearing instead of the area around it.

I use PSE 8

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

After you have the area selected you want to save push ctrl shift I this will inverse the selection then push delete and everything except what you originally selected should be gone, then push ctrl d to deselect the area and voila! I HTH let me know if you don't have luck



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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

Yep - what Shannon said. After you make your selection, you need to select the inverse. The shortcut in PSE is Ctrl-Shift-I (or in the menu bar, go to Select - Inverse).

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:53 PM

This is something that I did not know how to do. Thanks for this ladies.






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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:03 AM

You can also just crop out what you want if a rectangle is OK.
Do it on a copy if you're going to want to extract more than one item from a page.



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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:04 AM

Another option that is good if you have several things from the magazine page that you want to keep, would be to select them and then switch to the move tool. Using the move tool you can drag your selection to your layout without deleting the rest of the magazine page so that you could then select other items from it and drag them over, too.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:51 AM

Do these replies relate to using Photoshop? I'm having the same problem. I end up erasing the background by hand! Very time consuming.

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