Quick and Easy Backgrounds with Textures in Photoshop

On this  video tutorial photographer Glyn Dewis looks at adding a realistic looking texture to a grey background in Photoshop.

So the trick that Dewis is demonstrating in this video which is going to make your life that much easier if you want to do composites where you are replacing the background with a different image is to shoot your subjects with a grey background.

If you do that you can pretty simply use a blend mode (like overly) and with just a little bit extra work with a layer mask and a dark brush and you have a perfect composite with no need for complex cut out job. So simple so ingenious!

It might also be worth cheeking out photographer Chris Knight video on advanced way of selecting and replacing a background on a portrait in PhotoshopHow to Create and Replace a Custom Backgrounds for Your Images in Photoshop by Aaron Nace from Phlearn, how to Blend an Object’s Shadow into any Background by Adobe expert Deke McClelland and finally Dewis’ own video on The Fastest way to Match Foreground and Background in Photoshop.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also find more of Dewis’ videos on LensVid on this link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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