Photoshop Tutorial - How to Replace a Background Easily

How to easily replace the background of an image in Photoshop CC

How to easily replace the background of an image in Photoshop CC

As I was editing today, I found myself doing something that I often do, but realized that some newer photographers might not know how to do do this - replacing a background/removing an object from the background of an image. When I am shooting downtown, I shoot fast bursts when cars/people are moving behind my subject, but this doesn't necessarily do away with all distractions at all times. Sometimes the exact shot you love the most, with your client's expression/movement being perfect, still has something unwanted in the background.

So, what can you do to fix it? This video is very short, and shows you how to easily "swap backgrounds" of a certain portion of your image. This obviously varies depending on the situation, but you will see me replace about half of the background on this image. There is NO AUDIO on this video, because my children were making lots of noise, but I put instructions on screen to help you see exactly what I'm doing step-by-step.

Hope this helps someone out there! Happy Photoshopping!

Lux Senior Photography

Dayton, OH

I am a fine art senior portrait photographer in Dayton, Ohio. I capture the Art of Youth.