How do I make a solid Background Transparent?

Hi All...
I'm trying to make an image I have which has a solid background (and a few other details inside it) transparent? so I can still see behind the graphics in the image yet the background at the same time...  I know I've seen it before where the image sort of floats above the background...  But I don't know how to accomplish this in photoshop.

Sorry.  That was my mistake.  I assumed that the text was on a perfect circle, but it is in fact on an elipse.
I worked through to make sure I had not made other eronious assumptions!
The first thing I did was add some canvas because the text was so close to the edge.  Easy enough to trim afterwards.
Then I used the Magic wand to select the blue.  I did not care about the text as I was going to replace it.
I inverted the selection so the fish was selected (Ctrl/Cmd Shift i)
Then refine Edge.  Get close, then use the Expand selection slider to get as much of the fish as you can, and make sure you click on Decontaminate Colors to remove any trace of blue.
Copy the fish to a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd j)
Add another layer above the fish.  Ctrl/Cmd click the fish layer to select it, and go Edit > Stroke with one pixel black inside.  (If the original is larger than the one you posted, you may need a thicker stroke.
OK you now have a nice crisp fish with a good solid black outline.
use the eliptical Marquee tool, and drag to get as close to the inside the text as you can.  You can use the space bar to move while dragging.  if all else fails, you can Transform Selection to improve the fit.
Go to the paths panel and choose 'Make work path from Selection.
Select the type tool (I used Bradley hand ITC at 5.2mm) and click at the top of the path and insert your text.
I left a couple of steps out for clarity.  I erased the old text, for instance, but while adding the new text, I inserted a layer between the type layer and original background layer and filled it with white so I could see the new text more clearly.  Then I deleted it when finished.
I didn't add the bubbles, but it is really easy to do so with brushes I linked to further up this thread.  I hope thatclears it all up.
BTW  The one on the right has a transparent background.  Other than the fish, the rest of the image on the left was created from scratch.

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