First, let's look at creating a basic fade effect that will result in an image like this:
<br/>Open your original photo in Photoshop. <br/>Since this tulip photo was from my digital camera, it was a whopping 1920x2560 pixels.
This tutorial works really well for anyone into photo manipulation because in this tutorial we are going to take a photograph with a white background and turn it into a transparent background without having to trace all around the object with the pen tool.
1. Create a new document (File > New). Use whatever background you desire, and image size. In my image, I used a 450x250 canvas.
<br/>2. Paste the image you want to center in your document, or create a new layer and draw the image.
<span>Editor's Pick in Photoshop Tutorials, October 2005</span><br/>Here you'll find some extremely useful (and not very well-known) selection techniques: once you learn them, you will wonder how you ever got by without them!