Did you know there’s a Remove Background button in Photoshop? The catch is that you can’t use it on a locked layer; it has to be editable. So if you want to use it on the Background layer, click the lock icon to the right of the Background layer’s name in the Layers panel to unlock it. Now, open the Properties panel (Window>Properties) and you’ll see the Remove Background button near the bottom. Choose the layer (or background) you want to work with, and click the Remove Background button. Adobe Sensei (artificial intelligence) figures out what the subject is and creates a layer mask with the subject cut out and the background transparent. It’s pretty amazing! 

This tip originally published in Colin Smith’s “Photoshop Tips” column in the September, 2020 issue of Photoshop User magazine.