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How to Change a Photo Background with Fine Detail

Author: Discovery Center Team

So you've finally captured the perfect family picture with everyone smiling, but it's dark and cloudy in the background! With PaintShop Pro, you can swap in any background you want to brighten up that perfect shot. All of a sudden you and your family are at the beach on a perfect day! Learning how to change a photo background opens the door to all kinds of fun and exciting projects and background removal is easier than ever with the Smart Selection tool. Find a photo and let's get background swapping!

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to use the Smart Selection tool to isolate an object or person.
  • How to remove a photo background.
  • How to soften the edges of a cut out object or person.
  • How to apply light filters to match the new background.

Camera LEICA, D-LUX 4
Focal Length 5
ISO 100
Shutter 1/500 sec.
Aperture f/8
Resolution 732 x 1097