Photoshop will soon have a new cut out tool which Adobe is calling the Object Selection Tool.
YouTube videos on the subject of cutting out objects from their backgrounds will try to persuade you that the marquee or lasso tools make selecting things easy. Perhaps it does with the simplest of subjects, but generally, I resort to a painstaking multi-click marathon with the pen tool.
How Does the Object Selection Tool Work
Adobe is using AI to make the process easier as the video from Adobe above demonstrates. Drag the rectangular marquee or lasso over the subject to be selected and Sensei the Adobe AI engine can distinguish the subject from its background.
By just selecting the general area of the things you’d like to include or exclude, Sensei identifies the correct subject and snips a precise selection around it.
“It’s like it reads your mind and shrink-wraps the object with the selection,” says Adobe’s Meredith Stotzner in the video.
When will The Object Selection Tool be Implemented
Adobe will not be drawn, (no pun intended) but anytime soon seems to be the answer.