Change the look of your background.

Photoshop Tutorials


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This effect works better on photos taken outside.
I use CS3. The CAN be done on other versions, but it may be harder.

Open your photo. I'm using this one of Emily Browning that I got from Sweet and Talented.

First, use the magic wand tool (or quick selection [which is WAY easier]) to select your BACKGROUND. Try your hardest NOT to select any of your subject.

Keep the selection active, and click the button and choose levels.

A new window should pop up.

While still in this window, choose BLUE from the channels drop-down menu. Set the first numbers to 121.

Now, select RED from the channels drop-down menu. Move the white arrow SLIGHTLY to the left, only until there is a light red tint to your photo.

Lastly, select RGB from the channels drop-down menu. Move the black arrow to the right until you are satisfied with the color.

Click OK, and there you are.
Finished product:

Tutorial Comments

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By emmasawr on Jan 11, 2009 4:56 pm

totally adorable.

By digitalivory on Sep 27, 2008 5:15 pm

Very nice. X3

By nonexistent on Sep 24, 2008 7:52 pm

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Author Harp View profile
Submitted on Sep 23, 2008
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Approved on Sep 24, 2008