Advice 1: How to make a beautiful background for photos

A good photo can be ruined by background objects, which one did not pay attention when shooting. To improve such a photograph by editing its background in Photoshop.
How to make a beautiful background for photos
You will need
  • - Photoshop;
  • photography.
Instruction
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Open the picture, the background which is going to alter in Photoshop option Open from the File menu, Ctrl+O or dragging the file icon in the editor window. Put on a photo a new layer by clicking in the layers palette to the Create a new layer button.
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Pick up main color future background. Photoshop allows you to edit the image so that it looked natural on any backgroundE. However, if the picture was taken in a well lit area, the selection of the light backgroundbut will allow you to avoid additional processing. For photobooks with a large number of shadow will suit the dark background.
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Fill the created layer is chosen for the backgroundand color, applying Paint Bucket tool. Use the option group Reveal All Layer Mask on Layer paste on the solid layer mask.
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Ctrl+J copy the photograph on a new layer and separate from the old backgroundand the foreground object by using the Extract filter window which offers the option to Extract the Filter menu. The result can be far from perfect, but you will have the opportunity to correct him.
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Edit the mask of the future backgroundand which is the topmost layer in your document. For this option Load Selection menu Select load selection from layer, processed by the filter Extract. Pressing the keys Shift+Ctrl+I invert selection. Navigate to the new backgroundand fill with black selections of his mask. Deselect with Ctrl+D. If necessary, adjust the edge mask with the Brush tool.
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Created a plain background looks flat. To give it more volume by creating a simulation of light rays and adding prints of brushes of different sizes scattered in a random order.
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To draw coverage over the top to create the backgroundas a new layer. The Polygonal Lasso tool, select an elongated trapezoidal shape. Its inclination should coincide with the direction of the light source in the picture. Select the color for the generated beam which would be combined harmoniously with the colors on photography. For dark backgroundand you can use the white color for a brighter image blue suit, yellowish or reddish shades.
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Fill selection with chosen color and apply to the created figure the option Motion Blur band Blur Filter menu. Adjust the direction of the blur so that it coincided with the tilt of the beam. Create multiple copies of the processed layer and apply the Free Transform option from Edit menu. Changing the image size, you get a more narrow beam.
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The Move tool move copy layers to obtain a lot of rays of different thickness. Part of the light lines can be shifted for the piece in the picture. To do this, go to the backgroundand load a selection, using as the source mask of this layer. Go back to simulate the light and remove the fragment covering the subject, a Clear option of the Edit menu.
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Put on less lighted area of the backgroundand fingerprint brush. To do this, create another layer and open the Brushes palette. Including the Brush tool, select a sample of the brush, the traces of which you fill in a fragment of background. This can be done in the tab Brush Tip Shape. Configure the settings for the scatter prints in the tabs of the Shape Dynamics and Scattering, focusing on changing the picture in the lower pane of the palette. If you want to the brush marks of different colors, adjust the Color Dynamics tab.
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Complete prints of the brush top layer. Unable to duplicate the resulting image and place some brush marks in front of the figure in the picture. Reduce the Opacity value for the layer with these prints.
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Save the resulting image in the psd file with all layers. You might want to change the details of the created background. Apply to save the option Save As File menu. For quick viewing of your edited photos , select the jpg format.

Advice 2: How to change the background on pictures in Photoshop

Partial or complete change of the background picture is one of the necessary operations to create a collage. Tools editor Photoshop allow you to do it in different ways. The choice of means suitable to replace the backgrounddepends on the edited photos and the result that should be obtained.
How to change the background on pictures in Photoshop
You will need
  • - Photoshop;
  • photography;
  • file with the new background.
Instruction
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Download the Photoshop option Open from the File menu. Make photo editable, using the option Layer from Background group New from the File menu.
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Insert the document image with the new background. Not to make unnecessary actions, use the Place option in File menu. Using the frame appeared around the image added to the file this way, you can adjust the size of the background.
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If you need to get a combination of two background images, change the blending mode of the top layer from Normal to one that will give you acceptable result. The Darken modes at Linear Burn will give the darkening of the picture. If you want to lighten a photo, use modes from Linear Dodge to Lighten. The Overlay is suitable for overlay textures.
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If you change the background by changing the blend mode of one of the layers object in the picture was also changed. It is possible to fix with a layer mask. Using the option to Reveal All that is in the group Layer Mask on Layer, add a mask to the top layer and paint black color over the shapes that you want to remove the overlaid image. To work with the mask will fit the Brush tool.
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For a complete change of the background picture move the picture with the new background under the photo option on the Send Backward group of the Arrange Layer menu or the mouse. To the layer with the add a mask. If the photo is taken on a solid background, select the background with Magic Wand tool. Click on the mask and fill selected area with black color applying the Paint Bucket tool, the Foreground Color mode. The desired mode can be selected from the list in the settings panel, which is located under the main menu.
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If the photo was taken on a multicolored background and highlight it with one click does not work, you can try to separate it using one of the color channels. Select in the palette channel in which are pictured the object most different from the background. Option Duplicate Channel from the context menu to create a copy of this channel.
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With the option Brightness/Contrast or Curves Adjustments group menu Image increase the contrast of images so that the foreground object was completely white and the background black. If the image that you want to allocate have become dark, use the Invert option from the same group. Load allocation, using the option Load Selection menu Select. Select the name of the edited channel as the source.
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Select the RGB channel to make the image colorful. Clicking in the layers palette, add a mask to the layer with the button Add layer mask. If the picture remains of old background, fix the mask.
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If necessary, edit the photo settings with the option Hue/Saturation Adjustments group. The object in the photo should not stand out from the color scheme of the new background.
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Save the edited photo to jpg file Save As option the File menu.

Advice 3: As Photoshop to make the background

In the process of editing is often a need for complete replacement or a partial edit of the background. The background for such images can be created with the help of gradient color fills and brushes.
As Photoshop to make the background
You will need
  • - Photoshop;
  • image.
Instruction
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For making the most simple background you need to create a layer and fill it with color. Open the file with the object to which you want to add a new background, option Open the File menu and unlock the only layer from which the image is downloaded, by double-clicking the icon in the form of a castle.
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Option Solid Color New Fill Layer group on Layer, add the file to the layer filled with color and drag it under the unlocked photos. Turn on the Lasso tool, draw with it, the object in the foreground, and clicking on the button Add layer mask, add layer mask.
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For visual separation of the object from the background , create a shadow. For this option Duplicate Layer menu Layer, copy the layer with the object and turn it into a template for the shadows, the Bay black color or darkening the layer using filter Brightness/Contrast which can be found in the group of Image Adjustments menu. Set the Contrast maximum value, and the value of Brightness set at minimum.
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Blur created a black silhouette option Gaussian Blur band Blur Filter menu. Move the shadow under the layer with the object, or the figure that casts it, enable the Move tool and move the dark layer in the direction opposite to that which the object the light falls. Can reduce the transparency of the shadow by setting the Opacity to achieve more realistic pictures.
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Dark background you can liven up, creating a spot light with a gradient fill. Add the file to the layer using the Create a new layer button, turn on the Gradient Tool in Radial mode and the Gradient fill in the layer with a radial gradient with a light middle and dark edges. If the middle part came out dark, turn on the Reverse option in the settings of the gradient and repeat the fill.
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Move the gradient under the object layer and mask. Can give a bright spot on the background of arbitrary shape, slightly smearing the edges with Smudge tool Tool.
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To give the extra depth you can use scattered in a random order prints brushes of different sizes. This method can be useful in that case, if the color of the background simulates the shade. Create a new transparent layer, activate Brush tool and select the Brush Tip Shape tab of the brushes palette pattern round shape.
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In the same tab, check Spacing and adjust the value so that between the individual brush marks remained for a considerable distance. Tab Shape Dynamics and set Size Jitter value about sixty percent. This will allow you to obtain prints of different sizes. In the Scattering tab, check Both Axes and set the scatter brush marks, focusing on changing the picture in the preview window.
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Fill the layer with the imprints of the brush. Slightly blur the traces with a Gaussian Blur filter. Add to the document another layer and randomly put prints on it the same brush, increasing its diameter. Apply to this layer blur, reducing its radius compared to the previous. Reduce the opacity of the created layer and move it under the layer with the foreground object.
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To save the file with all the details of the background, each on separate layers, use the Save As option from the File menu, selecting the psd format. To view or upload to the web, select the jpg format.
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