Remove and replace your background.

You don’t need a big travel budget to give your photo a beautiful background. With Photoshop, you can easily change the scenery from blah to Bali in just a few clicks.

How to remove your background in Photoshop.

1. Pick your photo

Open your image in the Layers panel and unlock the layer.

2. Click to remove

In the Properties panel, click Remove Background under Quick Actions.

3. Refine your edges

Use the Brush tool to clean up any small bits of background that remain.

4. Replace your background

Drag and drop a new image onto the canvas and press Enter/Return to finalise.

5. Move it to the back

In the Layers panel, drag the new image underneath the original one.

Using black and white brushes to conceal the background of a woman with yoga prayer hands

Reveal or conceal with black and white brushes.

After you remove the background, some small bits may still be visible on the edges of a subject. Select the subject and use the white brush to reveal and the black brush to conceal any unwanted pixels.

Using the Photoshop Refine Edge Brush tool to blend woman’s curly hair to new black background

Refine your edges.

Double-check the edges of the object you cut out to make sure you’re happy with your selection. This is especially true around complex edges, like animal fur or human hair. Use the Refine Edge Brush tool to seamlessly blend the subject with its new background.

Woman sitting in a yoga prayer pose with a transparent background

Try a transparent background.

Make a white background transparent to isolate your subject so you can use it in a variety of ways. You can pop your newly isolated subject, logo or branding onto website headers, email signatures, ads and more.

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