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How do I replace a background in photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN


Learn how to replace any boring studio backdrop with the image of your choice. It’s a quick process that reads longer than it’ll actually take you to do it. Stay tuned to find out how !


HOW TO REPLACE A BACKGROUND


  1. Use the QUICK SELECTION TOOL to select the background by clicking and dragging

  2. Press Q to refine your selection. The areas that aren’t in the selection will turn red (your subject)

  3. Paint with white to include to left out areas that you wish to be in your selection

  4. Invert the selection once you’re finished by going to the SELECT TAB at the top and clicking the INVERT option

  5. Hit the LAYER MASK BUTTON (next to the CREATE A NEW LAYER BUTTON) to delete the background

  6. Drag the image in of the background you wish to replace

  7. Done :)


My advice is to take your time when refining your selection. Use 100% opacity on the brush to get faster results when refining. But please, be mindful that this is the most important part that can make or break the image. 


Want more tips on editing like this? Check out my other posts on symoneseven.com, my instagram @symoneseven or my self titled youtube channel.


GEAR

Nikon d7200 with 55-200mm f/3.5

Neewer RT-16 trigger 


LIGHT

Neweeer monolight on a c stand

46”  octabox at 2 o'clock above me

White reflector under her bust 


CREDITS

Photo/retouch/model: @symoneseven


Photoshop Vs World’s Worst Brows

By SYMONE SEVEN

Watch me go head to head wih the “World’s Worst Eyebrows.” Just for fun let’s see if I can take this brow from a hell no to a yessss! Stick around to also pick up a trick or two like how to reshape eyebrows.

HOW TO RESHAPE BROWS IN PHOTOSHOP

  1. Create a layer copy with keyboard shortcut COMMAND J

  2. Go to the FILTER TAB at the top of the screen on Photoshop’s menu panel

  3. Use the HAND TOOL to push and pull the eyebrows into place


My tip is to erase the areas that may have warped due to the hand tool on the background layer copy. 


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CREDITS

Retouch by @symoneseven


How do I remove a bra strap in photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN

Getting rid of pesky bra straps has never easier. In this quick fix tutorial, I’ll show you how I quickly remove bra straps from my photos. 

HOW TO REMOVE A BRA STRAP 

  1. Create a background copy with COMMAND J

  2. Select the SPOT HEALING BRUSH with the CONTENT AWARE setting turned on 

  3. Paint over the strap by clicking and dragging, release to reveal the correction

  4. Repeat this if necessary

  5. If there’s blotchy skin, use the regular HEALING BRUSH to SAMPLE  a clean area with OPTION and paint over the blotches.

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CREDITS

Makeup/Photo: @artistrybystephen

Edit: @symoneseven 

Model: @saranaomi1


How do I fix frizzy hair in Photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN

This is the quick and dirty way to clean up frizzy hair in photoshop. It’s a method I use when I’m too lazy to go in with my clone stamp and remove the hairs individually. Aint nobody got time for that! Nope! Keep reading if you’re as impatient as I am

HOW TO RETOUCH FRIZZY HAIR

  1. Make a layer copy with COMMAND J

  2. Zoom in with COMMAND +

  3. Grab the CLONE STAMP TOOL on 90% hardness and opacity  and sample a clean area with OPTION 

  4. Carve out the hair, erasing the frizz by outlining the hair.

  5. Sample and drag around the perimeter

  6. Use the MIXER BRUSH TOOL with all settings on 26% to paint over the background. Don’t be afraid to be messy because of the next step.

  7. Erase the MIXER BRUSH color off the subejct

  8. Done :)


My tip is to make sure you blend the edges of your quick CLONE STAMP tool  work with the background. 

Want more? Check out symoneseven.com, @symoneseven instagram or Symone Seven Youtube Channel 

GEAR:

Canon 5d mark iii camera


LIGHT

Profoto D1 light with large octabox slightly above subject

Silver reflector under the bust

Alien Bee B800 with a a reflector bowl behind the subejct


CREDITS

Photo: @leslieandrewsphoto

Model: Kingston 

Creative director/prop stylist/retouch: @symoneseven



How do I fix overexposed photos in Photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN

Sometimes the prettiest blue skies white out whenever we press the shutter. Or overcast weather days seem bleek on the LCD screen. Though annoying, this problem is an easy fix if’s not completely blown out and there’s details left on the camera’s raw file. There is a remedy to that as well but that’s another post! Read below to find out how to fix ovexposed photos in Adobe’s Camera Raw.

HOW TO FIX OVEREXPOSED PHOTOS

  1. Open the raw file in ADOBE CAMERA RAW (this happens automatically when you open a raw file in Photoshop) 

  2. Turn down the HIGHLIGHTS and WHITES slider in the main menu

  3. Go to the COLOR tab at the top of the slider menu, and turn down the LUMINANCE tab on the BLUES

  4. Finish color grading your image. I like to always lighten my SHADOWS slider to bring back details to the subject. 

My biggest tip for this is to try to prevent this from occuring in camera . You can always underexpose by turning up your aperture (your f-stop controls the background) then brightening your subject in photoshop or by exposing for the sky and adding an external flash to properly light your subject while exposing for the background.

Want to see more  content like this? Check out my blog on symoneseven.com , @symoneseven Instagram or my Symone Seven YouTube Channel

GEAR:

Nikon d3200 with 35mm 1.8 lens


LIGHT

Natural light with no modifiers on an overcast day


CREDITS

Photo: @symoneseven

Model: @nappybuthappy

Makeup: Petina Dennis