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- Change background color for new image
- Change background color in existing images
- Change tint
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Transform your photos and mark special memories
Changing the background color of an image can make a big difference in how it looks, and one of the best tools for doing this is Adobe Photoshop – although there are some great alternatives. Whether you have the full version or a free trial, there are several methods to do this.
Here’s how to change the background color in Photoshop.
Change background color for new image
Changing the background before creating a new image is the fastest way to set it up to your liking.
When you create a new document in Photoshop, there is an option to choose a background color. Use the drop-down menu or the color picker to select the color you want in the background. When you create a new image, it has a background color.
In Photoshop CC 2018, this option is in the lower-right corner of the new Document window. In older versions of Photoshop, it’s at the bottom of the window.
If you want to change the background color after creating the image, you can create a new background in the color of your choice:
Select tab Low at the top of the window.
Select New Fill Layer and then select firm Colour – if you don’t want to use a gradient or background pattern.
Name the new layer, then select Okay if requested.
Select a color from the palette and select again Okay †
Change background color in existing images
Before you can change the background color
- Use the Magic Wand tool : It’s fast and dirty and works best when there are big differences between the foreground and background, but it can work quite well if you don’t have a lot of time or patience. To do this, select the tool in the left menu magic wand (it’s the fourth down and looks like a wand). Then, persistent Shift select the different parts of the background whose color you want to change.
- Use the lasso tool : If the wand is too hard or not detailed enough to select the entire background, the lasso can be useful. There are three that you can use for the same purpose. Select and hold the third option in the left menu to get a selection. The standard lasso requires hand drawing around the background; polygonal lasso can you draw certain straight lines; magnetic lasso will attach to existing lines and edges. When you’re done painting around your background, go back to the starting point to finish it, or click Ctrl+Click † If you are using a tablet with Windows 10, holding down on the screen will give you the right-click option and will open a context menu with more options. Choose the one you need and then click for the same function.
- Use the mask tool † If you want an ultra-precise way to select the background of an image, you can use the mask tool. It’s the second tool from the bottom of the left menu. Select it and then use a brush or similar tool to “paint” your selection. This can be combined with the above methods to fine-tune an existing selection. You should see highlighted areas in red. When you’re happy with your choice, select the mask tool again to see it in dotted lines.
If the background is much larger than the foreground when you make a selection using one of the methods above, select foreground instead and then click ctrl † Shift † I to invert the selection and highlight the background.
Now that you’ve chosen a background, it’s time to change the color. You can do this in several ways, depending on what color you want the background to be:
Click ctrl † you to open the menu Hue and saturation † Use the slider tint to adjust the background tint. It will keep the same level of lighting as before, but the overall color palette will change.
If you prefer a more uniform background color, you can remove it and then add it back before adjusting the hue. Click on ctrl † Shift † you to change the image to grayscale, then open Hue and saturation menu as before. Select colorize to add color to the background again, use the slider tint change its color.
If you prefer to use a blank color as the background, you can simply paint over the color you already have.
In Windows and macOS, click F7 to open the layers window.
Select New layer to create a new layer. It’s the second icon from the right.
Select fill tool in the menu on the left. It’s the 12th icon from the top and looks like a bucket of paint.
Use the color palette at the bottom of the left menu to select a background color, then select it to create a blank color.
If you prefer to use the gradient effect on your background, select and hold fill tool to select the Gradient Basket option, then select and drag in the selection to create a gradient color for the new background.