How to Add a Colored Background to a Portrait it Photoshop
Add a splash of coor to your photos by replacing the background. Learn how to quickly add a colored background to any portrait in Photoshop!
How to Cut Out the Subject
When cutting a subject out of their background, there are different techniques based on the complexity of the background. If the subject is photographed on a simple Background similar to the image in this tutorial, simple Selection Tools like the Magic Wand Tool will work well.
Add a Splash of Color to the Background
Once the subject is cut out from the Background, the possibilites are endless. From here, you can add another photo as the Background of a photo, or a simple colored background to simulate a studio photo.
To add a bit of realism, add a Vigentte to the borders of the photo. Go to ‘Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Hue/Saturation‘ to create a Hue/Saturation. Lower the Lightness and Saturation then use the eliptical Marquee Selection Tool to create a selection around the center of the image and fill the selection with black. To make the Vignette more realistic, add a Gaussian Blur to the Layer Mask.