I recall reading an article prior to CS6 releasing that Photoshop (or perhaps another CS6 product?) would include a feature that would allow taking a stereographic photo of an object, and then detect the foreground object from the background, thus allowing clean extraction of a photographed object from the background.

I don't own CS6 yet, but I can't for the life of me find this article again. Does this feature exist in CS6, and if so, what is it called?


No, unfortunately that isn't in CS6 (or CC as far as I can tell). If you're on a PC here are a few utilities for making depth maps from stereographic pairs though. Those may give you a starting point at least.

  • so crazy, I remember seeing a video of this in action as part of the upcoming adobe release... I guess it got dropped? ;/ – boomhauer Aug 14 '13 at 22:09

You might be recalling the new features in the content aware move tool that was implemented in Photoshop CS6. This is a video explaining the process.



Refine Edges in Photoshop CS 6

Its called Refine Edge. Once you have made selection, click this button and drag your brush over the edges of the object. And see the magic :)

  • Can you share some extra screenshots showing how would you extract an object from the background as described in the question? – Luciano Jan 31 '17 at 13:25

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