Photoshop: Chroma Keying (Green screen removal)

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Removing the Background of an image is an important feature. e.g. I have a person in front of a greenscreen, perfect situation for removing the BG.
I select the BG with my wand and refine the edges, then Insert a layer mask from the selection. That is very unprecise, Keylight, color key and luma key (After Effects) offer so many more options, can't they be implemented in PS? Or am I missing something?
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Select>Color Range... is probably the best tool for Chroma Keying in Photoshop.

Russell Brown videos for Green Screen removal here:

http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/Gree...

http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/CS4M...

http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/Gree...
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For Elements, you'll want to look at Image>Magic Extractor...

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4078351...

and the Background Eraser. First make sure your layer is a floating layer and not a Background layer. Second, select the Background Eraser tool. Third, set the tolerance. Last, click on the green areas with the plus icon in the center of the brush and overlap the image: