Open PSE and choose Edit (not organise). When it’s open, open the photo you want to edit and make sure you have chosen Edit Full on the right of the screen.
On the left hand side, find the symbol for the eraser. If you right click on this, you can choose: Eraser Tool, Background Eraser Tool or Magic Eraser Tool.
Select the Magic Eraser Tool. At the top of the screen, you should see Tolerance. Set this to 25 by clicking on the number and typing in 25.
Now click on the background where you want to remove it – large chunks of background should disappear to be replaced by a chequer board effect. Keep doing this until you have got rid of most of the background, but don’t go too close to the parts you want to keep.
When you get close to the bit you want to keep, to stop the Magic Eraser Tool from selecting too much, change the Tolerance to a lower number – try 10. (Remember you can zoom in to see the details if you need to).
If you have any areas left, you can also use the
Background Eraser Tool, which works like a brush. You can change the brush size and the Tolerance for this.
Now you have isolated the part of the picture you want.
If you want to copy that onto another photo, open the second photo. To view both images side by side, click on the Arrange button on the top ribbon – it’s the box to the right of Help. Choose the side by side option. Make sure you have the pointer selected in the Toolbar – it’s the top symbol. Click on your image and drag it across to where you want it.