Did you know there’s a Remove Background Quick Action button in the Properties panel that removes the background in one click? Head over to Photoshop and give it a try!
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❶ Open an image in Photoshop
❷ Ensure you are not editing a background layer
If the image is the background layer, double click on "Background" to make it a normal pixel layer.
Rename the layer or leave the name "Layer 0" and click OK.
❸ Open Quick Actions
If you don’t currently see the Properties Panel, go to the main menu, click Window, and check Properties.
If the list of Quick Actions is not showing, click on the arrow by Quick Actions make the options visible.
❹ Choose Remove Background
❺ Optional: Edit the layer mask
You should now see your image on a transparent background. If you are happy with the selection, you can skip this part. However, if you want to bring back some areas of the image or hide other areas, you can modify the layer mask.
Click on the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers Panel.
Use the brush tool to paint black on any additional areas of the image that you want to hide. Then, paint white on any additional areas of the image that you wish to reveal.
I have downloaded the latest Photoshop through my CC account but I'm still not seeing the enhanced properties panel despite layers being unlocked and/or duplicated. There is not even a 'quick actions' drop down menu.
Please advise as to why I might not have received the new properties panel features with my latest download. I am in particular looking for the 'remove background'quick action.