What file type should an image be for opening in Photoshp for editing?

I want to cut the background out in an image in Photoshop. Does the image file need to be a certain type? Thanks in advance.
sheana11Asked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Yes, but photoshop opens most.  What type is it now.
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sheana11Author Commented:
It is a psd file
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
That should do.  What's the problem?  (psd is the native photoshop format).
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lherrouCommented:
Any typical graphics format should work. Here are a couple of tutorials on the process for you. They use slightly different approaches, so you can see what works best for you.

http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/cutout/cutout.htm
http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/hair/hair.htm
http://www.pslover.com/click/1551

And an advanced approach for tricky ones:
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/blrbps_2fwks.htm
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spiderfixCommented:
You should have not split your question into two parts...
(other thread) http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com:8080/Web/Graphics/Q_21353143.html
...the mention of *.psd was not in the other thread so it's a different solution to what I
posted there.

In Photoshop's menu

Window
Show Layers

In the layer box click on the frame with the background your after
use your lasso tool to select the area you want

back to the Photoshop menu
Edit
Copy

paste into your new document
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi again Sheanna!

Any format that Photoshop opens is fine, but if you're gonna do revisions to your work then it's better to save as native PSD format as it maintains file integrity (no lossy compression.) I always work in PSD format and only Save As to whatever formay I need after the editing is completed.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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sheana11Author Commented:
When I went to drag the image, all I saw was the outline of "ants".  It left behind the actual image, so I thought it wasn't working properly. Thanks to all for you great help, SpiderFX for the actual instructions, and lherrou for the links to some great tutorials.
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spiderfixCommented:
Your welcome, and thanks to.
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