Extracting an Object in Photoshop using Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools

In this video we explore how look at how to do one of the simplest types of selections:

Masking out the background for an object with a smooth surface on a plain background.

The tools used are the magic wand, quick selection and the humble paint brush.

We also make use of the mask edge command and the anisotropic diffuse filter.

If you want to try this out with this image you can download it here:

http://www.pixovert.com/index.php/adobe/217-creating-a-surreal-halloween-inspired-composition-in-photoshop.html