For these projects, we used Adobe Photoshop LE’s Quick Mask tools to extract the faces we wanted from the backgrounds we didn’t. (For step-by-step instruction on removing a photo’s background in Photoshop, see
“Get to the Good Stuff.”
) Once you’ve separated the subject from the rest of the photo, you can place it on different scanned backgrounds or in your hand-drawn designs. –Artist: Eleanor Leishman
For this project you’ll need digital copies of family photographs, Adobe Photoshop (the $609 full version or $99 Limited Edition), photo-quality ink-jet paper, and a color ink-jet printer.
Associate Editor KELLY LUNSFORD provides tips and ideas for creating handmade crafts with the Mac in her
column on Macworld.com.
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