In Photoshop 6 there was a menu item to extract an image. Essentially, it would allow you to create a transparent image so that you could apply Styles to the image.

In Photoshop CS6 I've found a tutorial on making a mask by using the Quick Selection tool. However, the tutorial wasn't really geared towards my outcome, so now all I have is a mask. And anytime I try to apply a Style to it, it just styles my entire image.

How do I create a transparent image so that I can add styles? I'm using CS6 on a Win2K computer.

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Gah. OK, hopefully this helps someone. I just looked at:


and realized I need to go to Select -> Inverse and then Edit -> Cut to cut the background out. After that I got the results I was hoping for.


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