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Photoshop Production for Online Learning: Removing Backgrounds

Mark Lassoff, Technical Trainer and Author

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7 Videos (34m)
    • Welcome

      0:57
    • Making Geometric Selections with the Marquee Tools and Polygonal Lasso Tool

      10:48
    • Selecting with the Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tool

      9:51
    • Selecting By Color Range

      3:41
    • Refining Your Selections

      6:46
    • Project Video

      1:21
    • Section Complete Video

      0:45

About This Class

Do you get frustrated trying to cut images out of the background in your content?  Are you always using the wrong tool when trying to create cool images for your online learning presentations?  Do you simply need to become more proficient at one of the most important skills in Photoshop

In this course, using Photoshop, you'll learn the process to cut just about anything out of its background and use that to create an entirely new composition.  You'll be able to release your creativity and create interesting visual compositions for online learning after viewing this course.

You can use cut out content...

... To make video content more interesting by putting the focal point of a photo in new context
... To composit visual information from several sources in one photo...
... To create visually stunning slides and visuals by removing background elements
... To forge a reltaionship with online instructors by creating instructor shots that can be used right inside the slides
... To engage learners with new ways of viewing visuals
... Much, much more

This course which will take just about an hour of your time includes a great activity that will review the process of cutting an element out from it's background.

This course is part of the Beginning Photoshop for Online learning series, which teaches the most important Photoshop techniques eLearning developers need to know to create stunning visuals in their online learning content.

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

This was a very useful series. I sometimes find Photoshop to be overwhelming to use. Like many people, I use Photoshop for very specific tasks, to fix problems with a project that I am working on, for example. I am not familiar with it enough and don't want to spend a ton of time with a Photoshop course at the moment, so it was nice to find exactly what I wanted.
Fantastic class, Mark. I loved how you go over the key points at the end of each section. I learnt so much- thanks! Bronwyn.

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Mark Lassoff

Technical Trainer and Author

Mark Lassoff 's parents frequently claim that Mark was born to be a programmer. Starting, in the mid-eighties at age 11, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC language. Today, Mark is a publisher, top technical trainer and author, providing software, mobile and web development training Mark is a sought after video trainer, speaker and host.

Mark has trained programmers at Fortune 500 companies and government agencies world-wide. Mark's clients have inc...

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