How to keep only the outline of an object

Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Hello everyone, I am doing a project on photoshop and I imported an image there, I would like to create an outline for it and delete the image to keep only the outline. can someone please help me.

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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You can use new Content Aware Pen Tool https://youtu.be/sFvo9-DMlR0 or you can make selection and then convert it to pats from the Paths pannel. That is more easy. 

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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There is a super easy way to do this - but I'm not exactly sure of what you are trying to do. If you have a subject on a layer with no background, you can add a layer style of a stroke around it. Then for the layer, set the fill to 0. 

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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If you want to use Melissa’s method but you need to cut out the subject first, start by choosing the Select > Subject command, so that you can avoid as much manual selection as possible. Does the demo below do what you want?

 

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Create a new Layer above your image layer.

Trace or draw outline on a new layer. 

When done disable or delete bottom layer.  See screenshot.

 

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Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Nancy, I was going to describe your images as very 'Andy Warhol' but I thought I'd better check, and his Marilyn Monroe images are not what I was remembering.  I actually like yours better than his horrible use of colour, but we are not allowed to question _anything_ labelled as art nowadays.

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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