no need to worry now, i have just discovered that adobe decided to scrap the Extract Plug-In for CS4 (along with a number of other plug-ins) but they can be downloaded from adobe, just google extract plugin and the download page comes up straight away, hope this is handy for anyone else who hasnt realised!
I only have CS3 but I often use either the pen tool or the magnetic lasso tool to do my extractions for me. It's not as good on hair though, so I often use the extraction filter purely for loose hair. It doesn't always do the trick, but it helps.
great tut i have see that filter and i never used >.> now im going to use it always. something that you didnt said is that in extract mode if you use smart highlighting is much easier to extract cuz that find the edges.
OMFG, thank you so much!!! I've been using the magic wand tool in photoshop for this, and it always takes forever to do; I always have to mess with the tolerance and whatnot. >.< (cutting out a picture of Friedrich Nietzsche took three freaking hours, man! it wasn't cool.)
Thank-you so much for the tutorial. My boyfriend has tried (in vain) to explain how to extract images to me, but he always goes through it way too fast. So it was nice to see this It didn't work for me though, I did the extracting and copied and pasted the background but the original image wasn't placed on the background. Guess I'll just have to keep trying ^_^
Oooo... Thank you! I have been trying to figure out how to do this. *hehe* Thanks a lot. But how would I resize the image once I paste it into the background? (Sorry if it's a stupid question. I don't exactly understand how to use Photoshop. )
thanks your tutorials helped me heaps.
it is so much easier to understand when you write it in english indtead of the jubberish they write of photoshop
you have no idea how much it means to me