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How to replace background in portrait photograph?

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  • How to replace background in portrait photograph?

    Regarding replacing the background of a portrait photo, can anyone tell me if this is method I use is best practices? I'm starting with a portrait photo with a completely white background.

    1. Use the magic wand selection tool and select the white background.
    2. From the menu use Select -> Inverse. This selects the person in the photo.
    3. Copy the person and paste them into another photo with the desired background.

    Is there a better method than this?


  • #2
    Hi Bernie - There multiple ways to accomplish this task, and your way is just fine. I usually skip the inverse step, and erase the white background. That way I can save the portrait as a separate and reusable image. Either approach works well.