I wanted to change the background on this photo and I needed to select only the bird. Since it had a solid color background, I could use this fast and easy trick.


I used the lasso tool to make a very rough selection. Then I switched to the magic wand tool. A click on the right chose the bottom right corner section. Pushing the Shift key while clicking on the left added that section. Shift and click on the top area finished my selection. However, that selected the background, not the bird. Ctrl-Shift-I inversed the selection.

Three clicks and a keyboard shortcut and I was done!


Here’s a screen shot of the final selection.