Separate Image Into Two Layers

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  1. asdf

    asdf TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I'm a beginner at editing and I discovered this forum; I am hoping I can get some help.

    I have an image that I would like to separate into two layers so that part of the image is one layer and the rest of the image is the second layer.

    I tried Fluid Mask, which seems to be a pretty good tool, and was able to isolate the part of the image that I would like to have as the first layer. Where I am stuck is that I would like to invert that selection so that everything else is set as the second layer. What I have right now is my selection as the first layer and the entire image as my second layer.

    I hope that is a pretty clear explanation; any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I'm guessing it's an actual selection (marching ants lines)? If it is, use the marquee tool, right click, select invert selection.
     
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    Sorry I'm not sure what you mean.

    It's a group photo and I want the first layer to have the first row of people and the second layer to the rest of the rows of people.
     
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    Maybe if you showed what you're doing, rather than trying to just describe it.
     
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    I haven't used fluid mask. Actually I hadn't heard of it up until now. But if you already have a selection on what you want to as your background, to invert it, just hit command+shift+I (or control if it's not a mac). That should invert it, then hit command+c, make a new layer, and hit command+v.
     
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    hey I was on the same stage 8 years back. You can start it with Corel Draw or Adobe Photo Shop, CS2, CS3 or CS4. It is fun...
     

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