I'm new to Photoshop Elements. Im trying to take a picture of fire alarm devices and make the background transparent. Can anyone show me the simple way to select part of the image and turn the unselected area transparent?
If your background is of solid color,try to use Magic Eraser tool
1)Select Magic Eraser tool.
2)Click on the background part.
3)Now your backgroud is deleted.
4)Click Ctrl+A - It wiil select your object
1)Select your images object by using the Quick Selection tool.
2)After selecting the Object go to Select menu > Inverse.
3)Click Delete - it will make background area transparent.
If this does not work for you, please post a representative picture (if/when you have one), and we can modify the directions to deal with the issue.