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Smoothing jagged edge left by magic wand tool

In the image shown I've replaced a white background behind the guitar with the magic wand tool and then "cut" the background out to make it transparent. Placing the new image over a black background produces the figure shown.  I want to get rid now of the jagged edges left by the magic wand tool around the outside of the guitar, so they're smooth, like the curves around the f-holes in the guitar, for example.  Could someone suggest the best was to do  this?

Thanks
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Philip_SparkCommented:
Use the pen tool, then make your selection. This image is ideally suited for using the pen tool. Your selection then will be perfect.
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stevaAuthor Commented:
The pen tool?  But the pen tool draws straight lines.  How do I make it follow the curves?
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Philip_SparkCommented:
It also does bezier curves(click and drag), tutorials here:

http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=A15CFD250F9D01EF

The guitar pic is a great one to start on as the curves are quite generous and simple.
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Philip_SparkCommented:
screen and png of refined edge.
I wound up not using pen tool after all.
Just erased to edge of red, added cream stroke.
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stevaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the pen tool tutorial .  You say you erased to the edge of the red.  Did you use the magic wand to do  this?

And they you added the cream border. But, as far as I know, you can only add borders to vector objects and this is a bitmap.  So how did you add the cream border?

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kmead6Commented:
After you delete the background (use the pen tool to outline guitar, make the path a selection, inverse the selection and hit delete) then you can select the layer and choose Stroke from the layer effects
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