After you’ve selected the largest portion of the background area that you can with the Magic Wand, click on the Eraser tool. You can afford to make the area covered by the Eraser tool as large as you want here since everything we delete will be in the selected area, and the portion of the image that is not included in the selection will remain untouched. Erase the selected area as shown in the second and third screenshots above.
Once this is done, you’ll need to remove the selected area in order to fine tune the rest of the background removal. To do this, choose Select None from the Selections menu.
The next thing to do is to get rid of those lingering small sections of the background left on the image. With the Eraser tool still selected, decrease the size of the area covered by the tool so that you’re only removing a tiny bit at a time. I generally pick a size between 1 and 5, but this could vary depending on how large your image is.
Very carefully, erase the trace elements of the background that still remain. If you were able to get as much as the background into the original selection as possible, this shouldn’t take very long.
When finished, you’ll need to save the image in a format that supports transparency. The best option for this is normally the GIF format since GIF images are widely supported by most software applications. However, if you plan to use the image in other Paint Shop Pro projects or a software application that supports raw Paint Shop Pro images, you can save it as a PSPIMAGE as well.