Learn how to use Photoshop to replace the background in a vintage photo.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Neil Rhodes, and welcome to this course where we will tackle replacing a background. With the varying styles of photography, our photos from the past do not always fit in with our modern equivalents. This course helps make an informal photo, more formal by replacing the background using Adobe Photoshop. Our photo should then feel more at home amongst our other family portraits. First, we'll take a look at getting started with the right kind of photograph for the rebuilding process. Next, we'll look at what backgrounds are best suited to our image, and discuss the implications of replacing a background.
We'll then move on to mask out the figure, and replace the background, creating our final image. Warm up your mouse or tablet, put on your thinking cap, and let's get started.
In this course, master restorationist Neil Rhodes shows how to accomplish tasks like these using Photoshop. He covers the entire process: evaluating the photo, choosing an appropriate replacement background, using Photoshop's selection features to create a precise mask, and then inserting the new background and matching the grain of the original.