Give your portraits a customized, colorful backdrop in Photoshop with these simple steps


posted Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST


Have you ever shot a portrait using a background and then wished after the fact that you had used a different colored background? Or perhaps you simply don't want to have a massive collection of backgrounds on hand. No matter the reason, it is easy to change the background color of a portrait (or product shot) in Photoshop. Phlearn and Aaron Nace recently released a tutorial to help you learn how to change a white or gray background to any color you desire with a natural-looking result.

It's straightforward, but the technique will work best with basic Photoshop skills under your belt, including using the magic wand tool, refining selections, making a mask and working with layers. Check out the video tutorial below to see Aaron Nace work his Photoshop magic.

To learn much more about using Photoshop to improve your photography, be sure to visit the Phlearn YouTube channel.

(Seen via DIY Photography)