The author of this example is David Kelly, the UK.
If you want to visit the Seven Wonders of the World for one day or go to the Moon, just do it. Nothing is impossible! Take a photo and create photo montages with AKVIS SmartMask.
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This example has been created in Corel Paint Shop Pro, but you can use any other photo editor compatible with AKVIS SmartMask plugin.
By default the program initially uses Auto mode, which is adequate for most general masking purposes, and is the mode used exclusively in this tutorial.
Next carefully draw an outline inside the figures, including around any gaps through which the background is visible. Care should be taken not to allow the blue lines to stray into any background area.
Next select the Drop Area Pencil , and with a suitably sized brush carefully outline the background, near to, but not touching the blue lines.
You can view the fragment on a color background by clicking the button .
When finished name and save the layered image as a .psp or .psd file. This will retain the separate layers, which if required can be renamed before saving.
Before saving as another file type flatten the image by right-clicking the Background layer, selecting Merge then Merge All (Flatten).