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Why do I replace backgrounds in my photos


Do you wonder why I replace backgrounds in some of my pictures? Yes. Keep reading to know why I like to swap backdrops in my images.


Disclaimer

Background swapping isn't the golden bullet to make any alright picture great. Please take in location and content when swapping out a drab scenery.


Why do I use background swaps?

In a nutshell, I use background swaps to set a tone or to add focus to the subject. When I'm in a bustling environment of people, or the location looks drab and is distracting from the car, I composite a landscape to give the picture the wow factor.


Whether I'm choosing rainy sunset picture to make the overcast image appear breathtaking, or Christmas Lights to set a vibrant and welcoming environment


How do I replace my backgrounds?


I used to use the curvature pen tool to replace my background. The big issue was the vehicle's curves would appear jagged: Until my tutor encouraged me to use the pen tool.


Learning to master the pen tool is an arduous journey. However, the reward is a crisp and smile-worthy composite.


Another alternative to background swap is to use the mask tool and paint the parts I want to cover/uncover. It takes 15-60 mins to find the mask the picture.


I also recommend experimenting with a variety of blend modes to find a blend that adds to the photo without being obnoxious. E.g. Making the ground reflect a sunset in my photo of the Porsche 911 R.


Conclusion



I use background swaps to set a tone to the composite or select focus on a subject. It's essential to know if the background swap will add to picture without being jarring.


Finally, to make the selection more accurate, I use pen tool so I can use minimal points. Thus, the curves look crisper.


Comment down if you like/dislike background replacements. If you've found my article useful, please my article on your social media pages. Goodbye.


PS:


I've added new pictures to my store page from my Vauxhall Corsa VXR Crewe Hall photoshoot.

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