Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial – Change the Background in Your Photo

May 17, 2010

Sometimes you have a great photo of your subject but they’re standing in front of some dull wall or other boring background.

Here’s a digital scrapbooking tutorial that shows you how to replace that boring wall with a more interesting background and really zap up your photo.

This digital scrapbooking tutorial is suitable for beginners but it’s a handy technique using the background eraser that more advanced digital scrapbookers might find handy too.

As you will see, you need to have a pretty consistent background to use the background eraser. If you have a background that is too busy then this technique will not work very well. Something like a wall is ideal. It’s also helpful if there is a strong contrast between your subjects and the background.

If you have a dark colored wall and your subject’s hair is dark too, you might find yourself inadvertently erasing some of the hair along with the wall.

That said, take a look at the digital scrapbook tutorial and see what you think.

As is the case with many digital scrapbooking tutorials, this one is demonstrated using Photoshop. Once again, if you are a Photoshop Elements user you will have no difficulty following along.


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