| This was the original photo of the horse. My first job was to edit out the background so that I could move the image of the horse into its new background. |
To do this in Photoshop, I first double clicked on the background layer of the photo and renamed the layer. This then enables me to erase the background, leaving a transparent area around the horse.
Erasing the background is a simple matter of selecting the Eraser tool from the toolbox and going over the background, making the eraser smaller as I work in the more detailed areas.
For a more complicated image, I might use the Extract filter instead.