Fixing and replacing backgrounds


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Fixing and replacing backgrounds

It seems like the sky is always the first thing to fade away in an old photo. Sometimes all the restored photo needs is to get a little sky back to look perfect. The trick to replacing the sky is to do it, so it's not obvious that it was ever even gone. I'm going to be working on this photo of this cute little dog with all this blank sky above him, and I'm also going to use this image of the sky. As you can see, it has a lot of nice details and it's going to look great. Let's go back over to our original image, and let's duplicate the background by hitting Ctrl on a PC, Command on a Mac, plus J.

Now let's go over to our Image menu, and go down to Magic Extractor. Let's zoom in on our photo by hitting Ctrl++ or Command++. If you want to move a photo in Magic Extractor, you need to go over here to your Hand tool and just drag it down. This is your Foreground Brush tool. Whatever you click all with this indicates the areas you want to keep. This is your Backgrou...

Fixing and replacing backgrounds
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Fixing and replacing backgrounds provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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