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Add a splash of color to your photos by replacing the background. Learn how to quickly add a colored background to any portrait in Photoshop!
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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.
After making a rough selection of the subject in a photo, use the “Select and Mask” Tool to refine the edge of the selection.
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 create a colored background, go to ‘Layer – New Fill Layer‘ and choose a Color. Place this layer below the layer with the subject and the new Color will appear behind the subject.