Where did the Extract filter go in Photoshop CS5?

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I want to separate an object from a background in order to create a composite and I can't find the Extract command.
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The Extract plug-in was replaced by the non-destructuve "Refine Edge" technology in Photoshop CS5.

Advanced Masking with Photoshop CS5 - with Russell Brown

Using Improved Selecting and Masking - with Jan Kabili

REFINE EDGE in Photoshop! Improve Your Selections - with Howard Pinsky

Additional Resources

Refine Edge - Help Topic
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This blog post links to several helpful tutorials that provide visual walkthroughs: