If you want to shoot creative pictures, you have to think creative. Sometimes, you need to play with different backgrounds and believe me, image background change is my favourite in Photoshop. I love replacing old backgrounds with impressive ones to make the picture look visually appealing. And most of the photographers also do the same to create exceptional pictures. I have jotted down some easy approaches to remove image background. Let’s dig deep into the topic:
So guys, let’s start with working on some chaotic background to pick the object and situate it onto some new background.
Crop the image if required as it will save you from nagging at later stages. After that, pick pen tool from tools palette and draw the path around the object. This method is also known as “Clipping Path”.
Zoom in the picture to take a better view of your selection. Keep it as magnified as you are comfortable working with. Take one edge and click there to start the path and go ahead while working on that path to finish it off.
Now when you are done with the whole selection, before closing the path, make sure that your path looks like this.
Now close the loop by clicking on the start point and a small circle will appear confirming your action.
As soon as you click, a very nice and fine line will remain and the selection will disappear. Now to make this selection workable, pick rectangle marquee tool and right click on the image. You have to click on “make selection” and give feather to make the picture look smooth.
Now select the new background color but be very picky while choosing a color. Colors which blend well with the image should be first choice as they hide the messy edges and you don’t need to work on the image much. But for now, let’s choose white background color to drop in the picture. Hit “delete” on the keyboard and dialog box will ask you to choose the color you just opted for and in our case it’s white. Hit “Ok” and you will see an image with pure white background.
Now there may be some areas which need clean-up a bit more. For this, you need to check which areas need to be wiped off entirely. Work on the messy areas until you get a perfectly clean picture which is ready to get added in the new background.
Just take marquee selection tool and click on the white background. This action will select the background and you can see running ants around the edges.
Making multiple selections is possible if you hold down SHIFT key while selecting or the whole selection will disappear. Always work with Zooming as it gives you a better view of what you are doing and every nook and corner can be covered.
Now is the time to drop the new background as you are all set with selecting the whole white background.
Take a new photo with same dimensions as you will not have to make a fuss out of re-sizing. Press Ctrl+A to select the image and Ctrl+C to copy the image. Now select the white background and click on EDIT>PASTE SPECIAL>PASTE INFO. It will replace the white background with the new one.
Now you have two layers to work for adjustments. Either pick the move tool or use your keyboard by pressing V.
Just move the image until you are not satisfied with the picture placement. Hey, here you go guys!! The background is looking just amazing with no messy edges. Put some fun element in the images by placing cool and lovely backgrounds. Try some nice effects like sunrise, sunset or much more. Just go creative and if you find any cluttered edge, remove it with the help of clone tool.
So now change background in Photoshop with this easy approach. Have a good day!!
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