Are you a Photoshop beginner?

Do you want to change the background of your image? You are the on right track. This article will guide you to change photo background using Photoshop step by step.

Photoshop is cool and fun tool, with clear and easy tips you can do a lot of cool stuffs including changing the photo background of your image. After reading this article, you will be able to change the photo background using Photoshop. Even, if you are Photoshop beginners.

Technique to Change Image Background in Photoshop

We will show you with the easy example using two pictures below.

Photoshop Change Background

In this example will change the Background of Picture 1 (the yoga pose on the beach) with Picture 2 (the cliff picture)

Step 1: Open the file of both pictures

The first step you have to do is to open the Picture 1 (the yoga pose on the beach). In The Photoshop window, you click the File then click Open. Then you go to your image and open it in Photoshop.

The illustration of the step is shown in the picture below.

The Picture that background want to be changed

After that, you open the picture 2 (the cliff picture) in the Photoshop Window. You do it by clicking File then Open, just the same with the previous step.

Step 2: Select area of the picture that you want to change its background

To select the area of picture that you want to change its back ground, you can click Selection Tools then click Magnetic Tools on The Left Side of Photoshop Window.

On this example, we select some area of the Picture 1 (the yoga pose on the beach) by using Magnetic Lasso Tool. The illustration is shown in the picture below.

select the area of picture using magnetic tool

For the first timer using Magnetic Tools, for about 3 or 4 times you may fail. However it is normal and it is easy tool. With just little effort you will master it. As you can see in the picture above, the Picture 1 is covered by white link.

Step 3. Move Area that Has Been Selected in Picture 1 into Picture 2

You move the Picture 1 (the yoga pose picture) that has been selected using magnetic tool clicking move tool. Click the selected area, and then drag it to the second picture. While dragging the Picture 1, you need to hold the mouse until the second picture open.

It is shown in the picture below.

move the area of picture selected by magnetic tool bay move tool

Step 4. Adjust the picture’s position

You place the Picture 1that has been selected in the Picture 2 as comfortable as you want. You do it by holding the Mouse.

It is shown in the picture below.

Place the picture area selected into the back ground picture

Step 5: Clean

In the Picture, we can see that there is some brown mark around the yoga pose picture. This is mark of previous background. We can clean it using Eraser.
If you click the right on the mouse you will see the choice of Eraser Size and Hardness. You try which is suitable.

Use eraser to clean brown mark are of pciture
After you clean some brown mark, now you have new beautiful picture of a yoga pose on the cliff.

The Picture after the background is changed by Photoshop

Practice Make Perfect

Photoshop is cool & simple tool, as we can see in the proses above, it is pretty easy to change photo background using Photoshop. All you need to do is to get simple tips and practice it.

If you have any other idea or tips please share to us. Let’s practice. If you interested for the tips to remove an items in your picture, you can check it here.