cutting tree background in photoshop feature

How To Quickly Cut Tree Background In Photoshop?

Hello Friends, In this blog post I am going to let you know about a very interesting and useful functionality of photoshop. This is to clean the tree background using photoshop. In another word, we can say that how to cut a complex tree from a background in photoshop and use it somewhere else.

You just see the below image where one is our raw image and the second one is our desired image.

cutting tree background in photoshop sample
cutting tree background in photoshop sample

So to achieve this functionality you just need to follow the below-given procedure step by step.

First, load your tree image into photoshop, for doing this you can directly drag your image in photoshop or you can open an image from your photoshop file menu by choosing the open option.

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clean tree background in photoshop1

once you load your image successfully then you just make a duplicate copy of your image to protect your original image.

Now go to the channel tab beside your layer tab and you will see four layers listing here along with RGB. Now by clicking on each layer, we see which layer will provide us the best-desired result for our requirement.

Means to say that, we want to cut the tree so we have to remove the background in the image. We select the blue layer as we can see the clear separation in our tree and background layer in this channel selection.

Now we press Ctrl key and click on the blue layer thumbnail. After this, we save this selection as an alpha 1 channel as shown in the below image.

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clean tree background in photoshop2

Now we remove the selection at the blue layer and start working only on the alpha 1 channel. See the below image for the same.

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clean tree background in photoshop3

First, select the level and set it as per the best result. See the below images for the same.

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clean tree background in photoshop4
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clean tree background in photoshop5

And after this select the brush tool and paint your image with white and black with blend mode selection as an overlay. our tree will be painted pure black and the rest of the background will be pure white. See the below image for the same.

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clean tree background in photoshop6

Now we will move to layer window, but make sure you make a selection of alpha1 channel before leaving it. just press ctrl key and click on the thumbnail of your alpha 1 channel. See the above image for the same.

now you come to your layer panel, here you have background layer and layer1, you don’t need to do anything with the background layer, so just leave it. select your layer1, click on layer1 thumbnail and create a layer mask of it.

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clean tree background in photoshop7

when you create the layer mask of it you find that the inverse result, mean to say that you get background picture instead of a tree. So you just not need to worry anymore, just keep a selection of layer1 just press ctrl+I and you will see the image of the tree which will be free of background. See the below image for the same.

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clean tree background in photoshop8

Now you can play around this image and can paste any background with this image. you can see this image with two different backgrounds below.

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clean tree background in photoshop9
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clean tree background in photoshop10

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