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COB, or Cut Out Background. Take a subject from one image and place them into a new background!

Students will learn how to cut a subject out of one photo and place it into another one. They will learn how to do one with the video tutorials and do another with their own images!

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Student Procedure (PDF)
  • Practice Subject Image (JPG)
  • Practice Background Image (JPG)
  • Cut Out Subject (PSD)
  • Example Finished Project (PSD)
Part 1: Select the subject with the Quick Selection Tool
Part 2: Refine the Edge of the selection
Part 3: Using the layer mask
Part 4: Place subject into background
Part 5: Using the Vector Layer Mask to cover subject
Part 6: Fixing the color of both images
Part 7: Adding a shadow