The Basics - 2 in Photoshop

    ●  There are 3 ways to select something and erase it.

    ●  Get familiar with all 3 of them …

Learn About:

quick selection tool Quick Selection Tool
magic wand tool Magic Wand Tool
eraser tool icon Eraser Tool

  •   This is the second tutorial of the Shoe Repair Project.

Step #1: Delete The Background ~

Open YOUR PROJECT from the last tutorial



… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …


There are 3 Tools you can use to select something and erase it:

Quick Selection Tool   Magic Wand Tool   Eraser Tool

Learn them all in this tutorial …


The 1st one is the Quick Selection Tool. quick selection tool Select the tool from the toolbar or hit the keyboard shortcut (w) …

… and drag the Quick Selection Tool over the background.

Hit Backspace or Delete.

Step #2: Magic Wand Tool ~

The 2nd tool is the Magic Wand magic wand tool which is behind the Quick Select Tool …

… select the background and Backspace or Delete

Step #3: Eraser ~

3rd is the Eraser Tooleraser tool icon

eraser tool

… use all of these tools to erase everything you don't need.

Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Go to: File » Save as … and save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.psd

Attach it!

  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:


  •   DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.


  •   NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.