Removing unwanted parts of an image

  1. Select the zoom tool toolbox.jpg (5601 bytes) on the toolbox (magnifying glass)
  2. Move the cursor over the image and click on the image until you are at 400% zoom ( look at the title bar of your image, the zoom factor is next to the image name).
  3. Click on the Magic Wand magic.jpg (5658 bytes)on the toolbox.
  4. Move the cursor over the image and click on the white background on the right. You should see a selection box also called "the marching ants".
  5. Click the delete key to remove this part of the image. You should see the checkerboard of the canvas. Remove the rest of the white background.
  6. File > Save.
  7. Move to the left side and click the magic wand on the grey background. Click delete. Remove the rest of the background.
  8. Select the zoom tool and zoom in until you can see the pixels along the edges of the image.
  9. Click Ctrl + D to remove the marching ants.
  10. Click Window > Show Brushes. This pallet is used to select the pixel width of the eraser. You want a small pixel width because you will remove small areas; select the first brush on the first row.
  11. Use the eraser tool eraser.jpg (5752 bytes) to remove pixels so that your image will have a smooth edge.
  12. Click on the hand hand.jpg (5701 bytes) on the toolbox. Move the cursor over the image and pull the image so that the other side appears. Click on the eraser and clean up the other side.
  13. File > Save
Zoom Tool:

zoomb.jpg (23455 bytes)

Magic Wand Tool:

magicb.jpg (25271 bytes)

Pixels Removed:

magicbb.jpg (24768 bytes)

Pixel Edge:

wpe68.jpg (5776 bytes)

Examples of brush sizes and effects:

brushesc.jpg (16741 bytes)

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These pages authored and maintained by Marcella Dawson. Revised 07/13/99. Copyright 1995 CRPC GirlTECH. All rights reserved. . Email your comments. These pages were developed through GirlTECH '96, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center.