Select masking tools from the tool palette. When you select a tool, any options available for that tool are shown above the image display. These options are described in the sections covering the individual tools.
Note: Some tools on the palette, like the Patch tool , have a small triangle in the corner. The triangle indicates that there is a menu, which you can open by holding down the mouse button when selecting the tool.
The masking tools include:
Keep Exact, Local, and Global Brushes: Paint and flood-fill the masks for the areas of the image to keep. See Brushes.
Delete Exact, Local, and Global Brushes: Paint and flood-fill the masks for the areas of the image to remove. See Brushes.
Blend Exact, Local, and Global Brushes: Paint and flood-fill the masks for the borders between keep and delete masks to keep. See Brushes.
Eraser Exact, Local, and Global Brushes: Erase existing masks. See Brushes.
Patch tools: Create a patch in the image. You can set unique object finding and edge blending options for a patch. A patch also constrains the affects of the masking tools. Any masking action begun inside a patch will not cross the patch border. See Working with Patches.
Force Edge: Draw an edge manually. See Force Edge Tool.
Color Sampler tool: Select colors from the image when using the Color Workspace. (Also opens the Color Workspace dialog.)
Preview cut-out: View part of the image as it will appear when the cut-out is made. Drag a marquee over the area to preview. Click on the image or select a different tool to restore the mask view.
Clean: Eliminates small holes in masks. See Clean Tool.
Select tool: Use the select tool to select patches and lines drawn with the Force Edge tool.
Hand tool: pan the image when zoomed in.
Zoom tool: zoom into the image by clicking or dragging a marquee around the area of interest.
Background display: Choose the background color against which the cut-out will be composited in the Cut-out view. You can choose a color by clicking the colored square, or view the background as "transparent" diamond pattern.
Create Cut-out: Renders the image to the Output view. You must click the Create Cut-out button before you can save the cut-out.
Color Workspace: Opens the Color Workspace palette, which allows you to assign masks to selected colors within a patch or the entire image. If a patch is active, the color selections made in the workspace will only apply to that patch. Otherwise, color selections will be applied to the entire image. See Using the Color Workspace.
Screen Mode: Choose a basic window arrangement. Standard: a normal application window, Full Screen with Menu: Maximizes the working area, while providing access to the menus, or Full Screen: Maximizes the working area, removing the menus.