total beginner how do I separate layers?

nancy wood
2012-01-31
2013-06-05
  • nancy wood
    nancy wood
    2012-01-31

    I have a picture of an object and I want to make the background of the picture white but keep the existing color of the object.  The object has many rounded edges and is not easy to confine.  Can I do this? 

     
  • You can use the Wand tool to select areas of the image that are a common color. Once you select the area of the image that you want to create a new layer for, go to Float in the Layers menu. This will pop up a toolbar with a button on it to create a new layer.