Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting and removing the subject from the background, part of Portrait Project: Changing a Background for Dramatic Effect.
…In the previous movie, we looked at how we could use a technique which allowed us…to select multiple files, and then to open…up those files in a single document in Photoshop.…And that's a document that we see here.…So that we now have two different layers with two different exposures.…The top layer has a brighter exposure; the underlying layer has a darker one.…Well, we are going to work with the layer which is…titled Dark, so go ahead and click on the eye icon…for the bright layer and then click into the…dark layer in order to target or select it.…
Now what we're going to do here is use this layer…in order to build up a selection, working with Quick Select.…So let's zoom out a little bit.…You can do so by pressing Cmd-minus on a Mac or Ctrl-minus on Windows.…Let's also open up some screen space for the image, or open up some more space.…To do that we can press the f…key, which will take the image to full screen mode.…Now, the tool that we'll start to work with is the Quick Select tool.…You can choose this tool by tapping the w key or…
- Combining multiple exposures in one Photoshop file
- Selecting and removing the subject from the background
- Using masking to combine images together
- Improving color, details, and tone
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why do the exercise files contain extra images?
A: The exercise files folder for this course contains the images for all three courses in the Portrait Project series .