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I want to eliminate the a black background bg. of an open book lying on a black ground, so I just have the irregular shape of the open book. I've successfully done this on about 6 of them just like this one, using the wand. I can't (or don't know how to) use the wand on this one because of the B+W image (bottom center) abutting the blk. bg. The wand selection enters the image and I can't seem to get the "wand-subtract" setting to eliminate the inadvertent selection of portions of the image. With the magnetic lasso, I can switch to manual mode right before the problem area, trace the edge of the page across the problem area manually and them resume "magnetic" right after the problem area. When I close the selection, I get the marching ants around the book spread. I choose "invert selection" to select the blk. bg. I hit "delete" (as I do, successfully, with the wand) and nothing happens—the bg is not deleted. How do I get the bg. of this magnetic wand selection to delete? How come the selected bg of the image does not delete with the lasso but does delete with the wand selection? thanks, lettergothic