This tutorial shows you how to extract an image from a white background and place it on a new background using Photoshop Elements! It is a follow up to the 'Changing Backgrounds using Replace Color' tutorial, and shows you how to do cut-outs using masking (even with the lack of channel/layer masking tool in Photoshop Elements) and using dodge and burn tools and/or overlay brush modes as two options for creatings masks.
First of all, we start by using a picture shot on white background. If you have a gray background please take a look at the previous tutorial how to make it white. Once you get to the final image of step 3 there, fill the underlying layer with white (or create a new white layer just below our cutout layer) and continue with the following:
Start by opening the image shot on a clean white background.