Spice up a Boring Background with a Shadow

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An interesting post on how to add some depth and interest to your backgrounds using Photoshop.

I’ve used this technique before, but generally to add some texture to a photo rather than spice up the background.  I shall have to give it a try. 😀

Source: Spice up a Boring Background with a Shadow

How To Create a Realistic Backdrop In Photoshop

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This is a quick and fairly straight-forward tutorial on how to create a backdrop in Photoshop.

It doesn’t go into how to select/remove the original background, but there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube for that part of the process.

Source: How To Create a Realistic Backdrop In Photoshop

SL Tutorial: Background removal with layer masks – YouTube

Another fabulous tutorial from Daeberethwen Arbenlow – how to remove backgrounds using layer masks.

This technique is a useful option when using a traditional green screen isn’t the best choice.

I can’t wait to try this one out!