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How to save a cut-out and use it later

Learn how to create cut-out images in Photo Studio that are ready to use in all your photomontages. This is handy for any images you regularly add to pictures, including logos and watermarks.

 

Step 1 – Open your background image

Open the photo that you want to add the cut-outs to, then click the Photomontage tab in the right-hand panel.

Photomontage tab

 

Step 2 – Cut out your foreground image(s)

In the “My Cut-out images” section of the Photomontage tab, click “Cut out AI”. Then select the image that you want to cut out from.

Cut-out options close-up

The image opens in a new window and Photo Studio removes the background automatically.

AI cut-out result

Tip: if the cut-out isn’t perfect first time, activate “Fine-tune Selection” to improve it.

  • Remove areas of the background by highlighting them with the red “Background to erase” marker.
  • If any areas are removed by accident, highlight them with the green “Subject to keep” marker to bring them back.

Fine-tuning the cut-out

  • Once you’re happy with your image cut-out, click “Save and add to the library”.

Save your cut-out object

Back in the main Photo Studio workspace, you’ll notice that your new cut-out is now available in the “My cut-out images” section of the Photomontage tab. It will stay here unless you delete it.

Photo Studio also saves a copy of your cut-out with transparent background to the original folder on your computer.

My cut-out images section

 

Repeat this process as many times as you like to build up a library of cut-outs to use in your photomontages.

 

Step 3 – Add your cutouts to the background

To add one of your cut-outs to the background image, simply drag and drop it onto the workspace.

Adding a cut-out to the new background

  • Use the image handles to arrange the cut-outs against the background.
  • Adjust opacity to help the objects blend into the photo.

Remember that your cut-outs are now saved in the “My cut-out images” section, ready to use in your next photomontage.

 

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