Blending away a background


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Blending away a background

In this exercise, we are going to get rid of this background, so that we're just seeing the dragonfly and nothing more against, of course, the blurry leaves and the grass and everything else that's going on in the composition. I'm still working on this image called Initial insect.psd. If you recall the final version of the graphic, we have no white background, so that's totally gone, and we're seeing the dragonfly as a light object. So, it's not dark the way it is now. It's light.

So, how do we go about doing that? Well, I'm going to switch back to Initial insect.psd, and one of the things you're going to learn over the series of this course is that sometimes you need to mask things. For example, sometimes you need to, like, select the background and delete it, or mask it away using a layer mask. And other times, all you need to do is apply a blend mode. So, the tempting thing, especially if you're at all a novice where Photoshop is concerned, is t...

Blending away a background
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Blending away a background provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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