Separating an object by removing background

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Hi

I am trying to remove the background to just leave an object using the pen tool by selecting all around the object. I have then gone on to click 'make selection' which then selects my object but the outer area on the entire background image too. 

When i then click 'add mask' photoshop thinks i want the object removed and keeps the background.

Any help to allow me to just select my object and not the entire picture would be of help

Thanks

 

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Separating an object by removing background

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Hi

I am trying to remove the background to just leave an object using the pen tool by selecting all around the object. I have then gone on to click 'make selection' which then selects my object but the outer area on the entire background image too. 

When i then click 'add mask' photoshop thinks i want the object removed and keeps the background.

Any help to allow me to just select my object and not the entire picture would be of help

Thanks

 

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Can not tell what you did to get that result.  Capture your Photoshop window with your image with your pen path.Capture.jpg

 

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You can invert your selection before you make the mask by going to the Selection menu > Invert. 

 

After the fact, you can invert the mask itself. Select the mask (not the image) in the Layers panel. Go to Image menu > Adjustments > Invert (Cmd+I/Ctrl+I).

 

~ Jane

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Thank you. Sorted!

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You're welcome, @michaelr87005377 

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