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Which is the best tool to change the background of a photo?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by tonyjazz, Apr 27, 2012.

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    Which is the best tool to change the background of a photo?
    i know how to remove it, but the problem coming with background changing thing is that whenever i drag a background to my photo say dark bg, the whole image becomes black and white, any idea how to fix this?
    tonyjazz, Apr 27, 2012 IP
  2. khai373

    khai373 Active Member

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    #2
    not quite sure what you are asking, maybe provide images ?
    khai373, May 12, 2012 IP
  3. _jc

    _jc Peon

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    #3
    You need an image editing program, like the free "GIMP". Make a layer for the background and a layer above it for your image. Erase the current background of you image and the new background in the layer below will show through. Then save the complete image.

    Hope this helps...

    _jim coe
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
    _jc, May 12, 2012 IP
  4. perdriel

    perdriel Peon

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    #4
    You could begin by saying which tool you are using so that we can help you.
    perdriel, May 13, 2012 IP
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    #5
    The easiest way to edit the background of an image is by using an original psd file.
    This should have a number of layers that make up the image - for example background, foreground, text etc.
    From a psd it's easy to change or delete a background layer.

    If you only have a 'flat' image - such as a jpeg then you can still edit the file, but's it's much more tedious because you need to carefully draw around the foreground Image to extract it. Image editing software, such as Gimp, have tools that help - but you still need to tidy up the results.

    Pictures with background behind fine detail - such as a persons hair - are more difficult.
    It's possible to change or remove single colours, but this only provides good results if a background colour contrasts with the foreground image.
    That's why it's a good idea to take pictures you might want to edit this way against, for example, a green background.

    I have created lots of my own software able to make backgrounds transparent - but haven't packaged these into products for sale.
    seafrontsteve, May 13, 2012 IP
  6. NITIN TOMAR

    NITIN TOMAR Peon

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    #6
    Hi,
    There is simple way to solve your problem.
    You should use original file and choose area selection tool and select the whole background and fill color in it.
    NITIN TOMAR, Jun 12, 2012 IP
  7. EmmaBrown

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    The easiest way is to make a selection of the background (if it is only one colour, use Magic Wand tool) and then change its colour to the one you desire.
    EmmaBrown, Jun 21, 2012 IP
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    #8
    Use another layer on top of your image. Delete the non background area of that layer. Use color layers and or filters. That's the easiest and fastest way. :) All photoshop of course!
    creativesweb, Jun 21, 2012 IP
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    ifhamkhanblogger Member

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    #9
    Photoshop is the best tool to remove background or to change the background.
    ifhamkhanblogger, Jun 25, 2012 IP
  10. Todd Duquette

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    #10
    Just render the image out of the background in photoshop (best editing program) and swap out the backgrounds.
    Todd Duquette, Jun 29, 2012 IP
  11. JacoArmy

    JacoArmy Active Member

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    #11
    There is couple way actually, but it's pretty long to explain here, if you want you can add my Skype.
    But for me the most effective way is to use pen tool and make selection on the background, after that you can change the color by pressing Ctrl+U.
    It should do it, if no then shoot me a PM :)
    JacoArmy, Jun 30, 2012 IP
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    #12
    Photoshop is the best ever tool for removing the background
    Merry1234, Jun 30, 2012 IP
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    webinventa24 Peon

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    #13
    yes photoshop is the best tool of background remove.
    webinventa24, Jul 7, 2012 IP
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    #14
    I use photoshop to remove image backgrounds but you have to be very skilled.
    shahidusman, Jul 31, 2012 IP
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    2Good Peon

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    #15
    Photoshop is the best tool for image editing.
    Just open photoshop and select lasso tool and carefully select the whole photo and after selection cut the photo and open new file and past your background image and then your cut photo and thats it.
    2Good, Jul 31, 2012 IP
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    #16
    Don't drag the background to your picture, Instead drag the picture to your background so that your picture didn't block by the background.
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    netmusketeer, Aug 5, 2012 IP
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    #17
    you want to create a new layer and fill it with the desired color. make sure it is below your graphic
    ferrelm3, Aug 9, 2012 IP
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    kuslahne Member

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    #18
    you can use magic wand in Photoshop and select the background you need to remove and then fill it with the colour you like.
    kuslahne, Aug 22, 2012 IP
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    chinmoy123 Greenhorn

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    #19
    I think you already manage your problem of whole image became b/w. But, if not, then please check your image mode - File > Image > Mode. It should be "RGB Color" for any desktop/web image.

    Let us know and we will find another solution.
    Thanks.
    chinmoy123, Aug 23, 2012 IP