Backgrounds.

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3. Zoom in on the portion of the image you want to extract. In this case, focus on the upper edge of the kitten. Zooming within the Extract dialog box is done in exactly the same way as within Photoshop. Use the Zoom tool (available from the dialog box's Tool Palette at the left edge) or simply press Ctrl/Command + space to zoom in or Alt/Option + space to zoom out.

4. Click the edge highlighter/marker tool at the top of the Tool Palette. Choose a brush size of 20 from the Tool Options area on the right side of the dialog box.

5. Paint the edges of the kitten with the marker. Use the Eraser tool to remove markings you may have applied by mistake, or press Ctrl/Command + Z to undo any highlighting you've drawn since you last clicked the mouse. The Hand tool can be used to slide the image area within the Preview window.

6. When you've finished outlining the kitten, click the Paint Bucket tool and fill the area you want to preserve.

7. Click the Preview button to see what the kitten will look like when extracted, as shown in Figure 5.44.

Figure 5.44. Preview your extraction before applying the effect.

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Figure 5.44. Preview your extraction before applying the effect.

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Thisdocument is created withtrialversionofCHM2PDF Pilot2.16.1000tract opacity from any areas you may have erased too enthusiastically. This will return some of the texture of the kitten's fur along the edge. Hold down the Alt/Option key while using the Cleanup tool to make an area more opaque.

9. Use the Edge Touchup tool (press T to activate it) to sharpen edges.

10. Click on the OK button when satisfied to apply the extraction to the kitten.

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