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Replacing background – easy steps – photoshop

22 Jun


Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

Different poses and background colors.


Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

Here are the steps to replace background:

1 – Open original picture – minimize

2 – Hit control N or (Click File – then new)

3 – Use the magnetic lasso tool by highlighting which areas you want to move. It does have to be continuous on each subject. It doesn’t work well on detailed edges – the subject is key. People are easy with the exception of hair strands, :-))

3 – Click enter – click edit – click cut

4 – Minimize – determine color of your new file (background) and use the paint bucket tool or leave white. (you can do this in step 2 as well.

5 – Click paste – check opacity levels under layers and play around if needed. I didn’t use it in my picture.

6- Use clone tool for touch ups.

I’ve also used the paint bucket tool alone for changing backgrounds but it depends on original photo.


Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved Original

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Posted by on June 22, 2008 in Art, Gracie, People, Photography, Photoshop, Tutorial

 

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