Photoshop – Change Background

Learn to alter the background color using Photoshop within a matter of minutes. This tutorial will show you how to create the choice of background color based on the color, and refine it until you get the colors apparent in the background. Also, you’ll learn how to create a multi-color background. And you could even alter the color of your background anytime using a non-destructive method to alter the color. We’ll dive right into it!

Step 1: Start by opening the Image

You can open the image using Photoshop which I’m using an image of a model of Unsplash which it is available for download below. This method is great when you have the background is solid in color, like your model against a clear wall or a plain and solid background like the model’s background.

Open “File > Open” and then open the picture the image in Photoshop.

Learn to alter the color of your background in Photoshop quickly. We’ll demonstrate how to make the decision to choose a background color based on the color, and refine it until you get the colors apparent in the background. Learn how to create a background with multiple colors and alter the background’s color anytime by using non-destructive techniques to alter the colour. So let’s get started!

Step 2 – Make selections

The background itself is easy and just one color we can choose from since in my head I went with the Color Range for making my selection. If you’re interested in learning more about the Color Range, then you should check out my comprehensive instruction about the Color Rangehere.

Select Choose > Color Then, select the Color.

1. The Choose Color Range dialog box, select the color of your background to select and then click it.

2. Change the Fuzziness to 100 Set the Fuzziness to 100 percent for telling Photoshop to pick those color pixels that are in line with the sampled color, or close to the color of the sample. This allows for a precise choice based on the color of the sample.

Press OK now to make a model selection:

Step 3 – Change Background Color

We’ll now change the background color by using the solid color fill layer. Select the new Adjustment Layer icon located at the end of the layer, or navigate to to Layer > new Adjustment Layer, then Solid Color.

It is important to include this layer of adjustment while you are selecting since it will place the selection within the layer mask of this adjustment layer.

Select a color you like, and alter the background color

Modify the blend mode for Solid Color into the Color Blend mode. The color will blend more natural against the background.

Step 4 – Fine-Tune Layer Mask

It appears that the Select Color range did a decent job of the initial selection but the results aren’t 100. It’s clear that the color is visible on the face of the model as well as clothing, hands and even the clothes. This is not what we want and in order to correct this, we’ll adjust the result by using the layer mask.

Choose the mask from Solid Color adjustment layer, make a mask of the effect created by Solid Color using a soft round black brush. It is evident the image below the exact location you have to draw.

This is where you will see that how we removed the color from the model

It is possible to compare results between the results before and after tweaking them:

Step 5 – Create Multi-Color Background

Then you can change the colour of your background totally However, if you’d like you could even make an all-color background. This is much simpler than you imagine.

To make a multi-color background Create a brand new solid Color adjust layer. You can do this by choosing the Layer menu and selecting Add Adjustment Layer Color.

As you can see, I’ve selected an entirely different hue this time.

It is now time to you can clip the new solid color layer onto the solid color layer using CTRL + Alt + G. This will ensure Solid Color 2 will be clearly visible in the mask layer in Solid Color 1.

It simply means it will not appear on the model, and it only visible in the backdrop.

Create a random list of the items you would like to select You can make use of the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) or Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to make a collection of the items you want to select.

We’ll now load the layers mask of the solid color 2 layer. To do that, click the mask layer of Solid Color, change the background color to black by hitting (D) on your keyboard, and then hit ATL + BACKSPACE make the layer mask appear the black color.

This makes half of the layer visible, and make visible the color on another part of the layer.

If you hit the keys ALT + BACKSPACE, you’ll get an array of colors. It’s possible to reverse the result of the layer mask when you press CTRL + I to change the color of one side to another.

Step 6 Step 6 – Smoothing Edges

Because I utilized the Polygonal Lasso Tool (P) to draw a line and making this selection, you will notice that we have a hard line that separates colors from one the other.

It is important to smooth the edges in order to give them a natural look otherwise, it will not look nice.

Right-click on the mask in the the Solid Color layer, and then select to select and mask.

Within the Select & Mask Dialog go into the Global Refinements section and begin increasing your Feather Value until you can see an improvement in the smoothness around the edges.

This is where you can see that the edges have softened Now:

Here are the final results:

I then added a second solid color layer. Using masking I also added another color over the background

Step 7: Change The Background Color Anytime

If you think “Oh I’m not a fan of the color and would like to switch it out with a different colour” This is incredibly simple to accomplish. You just need to do this is double-click on Solid Color Layers and choose another color for changing your color at any point.

I hope you liked these videos and learned to modify the color of your background in Photoshop. If you found the video valuable, please pass it on to everyone and remember to post a comment in the comments section down below.

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