Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo Editing with Pattern Backgrounds

 This weeks inspiration comes from
rebeccacooper.blogspot.com








This was just absolutely amazing to find this editing feature.
I took my ordinary white sheet background
and created a vintage textured background.
You can visit Rebecca's blog above to show you how she went from plain to wow.
Here I will show a little bit different method
using Adobe Photoshop Elements.






First I searched on photobucket.com for texture backgrounds that I could use.
Once I found a background I liked I saved it to my computer.

 Next I opened Photoshop Elements

Go to File and open up your photo you are going to edited


Now edit your photo to your liking.
I cropped my photo and cloned out the shadow in the background and then I edited the photo with a vintage effect.



Now go back up to File and open your Background Pattern photo








Now click on your photo in project bin at the bottom of your editor






Now drag your pattern background on top of your photo





 Stretch your pattern over your entire photo



Now go to the right of your screen in the Layers column
and 
lower the opacity of the patterned background


Now Click on the Normal where it says Pass Through in the Layers column


Next travel to your left column and click on the eraser tool
and 
start erasing the pattern from your figure




After you are finished erasing the pattern from your figure
click on Layer at the top of the screen and 
scroll down to Merge Visible



Your Finished!
If you are happy with your result
just click and save!









1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this! I found this on Pinterest as I was searching baby photo ideas. I do all my editing with photoshop elements too and I didn't realize this was an option. This takes my craft photos to a whole new level. :)

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