|Have you ever taken a picture of something interesting,
but the background was not what you wanted?
With a photo editing program you can fix this problem. Here is
an example of taking a steer standing in a corral and placing him in a
green pasture. Although not perfect (it was the first time I did
this type of digital manipulation), it is a good example of what can be
1) SELECT OBJECT
Use a freehand selection tool to select & copy the object (e.g.
the steer). When tracing around the object don't get too close to
its edges, give it a generous border (i.e. overcut) which you can get rid
2) PASTE OBJECT ON BACKGROUND
Paste the object (e.g. steer) as a new "layer" on the background (e.g.
the green pasture). Resize the object and move it to the appropriate
3) CLEANUP OBJECT
Use a "Cloning Tool" to remove the excess border (overcut) around the
object. This is actually the most complex and time consuming part
of the procedure. The cloning tool will allow you to replace the
overcut border of the object with the underlying background.
And that is basically all there is to it.
To learn more about how to use Paint Sho Pro to manipulate digital images