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HOW to extend a background in Photoshop





Every want to get those seamless images in the studio, but yet getting bigger paper is so much more money?



 

The trick to getting it right in photoshop, is to back sure that none of the subjects legs or arms are outside the background. This will make you have a MUCH easier time extending the background. 





If their arm, finger or leg gets out then you will have to do an extra step: hand painting the solid color on with the paintbrush tool. Ugh. 







It does take some time to get the editing flow right with the keyboard shortcuts. 

I like to use shortcuts as much as possible, to cut my editing time in half.  







If you are a PC user, use the short cut alt+shift+ctrl+c or if you are a mac user, use alt+shift+cmd+c and then drag your marquee tool until your background is extended. 






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You just helped me out! After a photo shoot at college, they sent us our photos and parts of the interior were visible everywhere. Thanks to your video, I was able to lengthen the background and made the photos look incredible!

I would like to know what you used to record your screen? I want to start making videos like this, only with an editor, because I’ve been working with him for a long time and I can teach beginners. I came across this selection of recorders for mac, but I don’t know what to choose, can you advise?

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