Cutting out objects in Photoshop is something that every motion graphics artist must do at one time or another. Sometimes it's easy, but many times it's a pain in the ol' backside. This video will walk you through several strategies that I use to get decent results with tricky images. There are some basic tips, but also some advanced methods of extracting image information when the pen tool isn't gonna cut it.
The images used in this tutorial are royalty-free from flickr, and you can download them both here:
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