8 Easy Steps How to Change Background in Photoshop CS5 And CS6:
Photoshop CS5 has made it very simple and easy to change the appearance of your images. You would want to change the photos background for different means. There are several techniques in Photoshop CS5 and CS6 that do the same job but we have decided to bring the easiest steps how to change the image background in Photoshop CS5.
Before we start this tutorial, it is better to know that what we will be having in the end. So today, we are going to change the background of Hitman game wallpaper with very simple clean cutting technique. Unlike those perplexing tutorials where you spend hours to know what has been explained, this Photoshop CS5 tutorial is a shortcut and very easy way which does not need a video or demonstration at all.
Step 1: In the first step, we need the cut the image whose background we want to change. We are going to use “Pen Tool” rather than “Magic Tool” to cut down the image and remove the unwanted background. Although most of users are more comfortable with “Magic Tool” to change the background in Photoshop CS5, by using Magic tool for cutting the edges are not clearly drawn. So the image looks weird and unclear. The best and most suitable tool for cutting the image and changing background is “Pen Tool”. Select “Pen Tool” and then select “Paths Option” from the top.
Step 2: Now zoom in the object to the extent that you think it will make cleaner cutting. In this image, the cutting is performed with 100% zoom in. To zoom in the picture, we need to the shortkey of Ctrl (+). Start clicking on the edges of the object, for making the perfect selection click the edges first and then press Ctrl and move the cursor to create the curves. You can also change the selection by pressing “Ctrl” key and clicking the dots.
Step 3: Now if you have completed the edges selection of object, then right and select “Make Selection”. It will select the object you have cut the edges of. Now copy the object with “Ctrl+C”.
Step 4: Take a new layer with “Ctrl+N” you can keep the size according to your need such as 1280×768 or 1280×1024 etc. After creating new Layer, press “Ctrl+V”, the object will appear in the new layer. By doing this step, we have just pasted the selected image on the new layer.
Step 5: Select “Paint Bucket Tool”, choose black color and fill the background of new layer. From the color box, firstly we should select the color and then click on the image. We have chosen black color because it best suits the object. If you are using some other picture, choose the color according to that picture.
Step 6: Next, we added the new image which we copied from Hitman (the image of snake in this case). As soon as we add the new image in this file, a new layer will be automatically created and it will become the current layer. To make it the new background press current layer and move it downwards at second layer.
Step 7: You will see that the image is changed into the new background.
Step 8: Next select the “Move Tool”, select “Auto Select” from top and move the new background to adjust accordingly.
The new image with new background is ready, you can download on your PC and enjoy.
How to make your own wallpaper in Photoshop.
Making car wallpaper in Photoshop is always a challenging job for new graphic designers because it involves some tricks and techniques. However, we need to give up because this Photoshop tutorial can easily teach you step-by-step to make a stunning car wallpaper. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will use shadow and background effects with easy Photoshop tools. With the help of this easy-to-understand tutorial, you can design your own wallpaper. You will learn how to adjust the shadow, background and colors for making your wallpaper so stay up and cool.
If you have just started your graphic design career and want to know how to use shadows and patterns in wallpapers then this tutorial is perfect for you!
Before starting this tutorial, it is advised to install Photoshop CS5 or Photoshop CS6 on your PC. Once the software is installed, you can go ahead.
Step 1: To start off, first make a new layer in Photoshop or see the picture below. You can also press (Ctrl+N) as short key to make a new layer. The size of the canvas depends on you. Normally the wallpapers of different screens are different in sizes.
Step 2: First, we need a car picture. By browsing Google Images, we can choose the best car image of our choice. While selecting the car whose wallpaper, we need to make, it is advised that we should choose high resolution picture for better results. After selecting the car picture, you need to cut the car image by using Pen Tool in Photoshop. For best results, it is recommended to put a clean cut car picture with the help of Pen Tool. Read how to use Pen Tool in Photoshop for more help. As you put the car picture in the first layer, a new “Layer 2” will be created.
Step 3: For drawing the shadow of car wheels, select the Ellipse Tool. Go to Rectangle Tool in Photoshop CS5 or CS6 and right click on it you will see Ellipse Tool in a side menu. The Ellipse tool can also be found in Photoshop CS4 or CS3 or any other old version you are using.
Step 4: In the fourth step, you need to draw wheels shadow with the help of Ellipse Tool which is explained in the picture below.
Step 5: To expand the shadow you need to give blur effect to wheel shadow. Go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur angle 0 distance 37 pixel as given in the picture below.
Step 6: The shadow for a first wheel is ready. In order to place it under the second one, this layer should be duplicated. To duplicate the wheel shadow layer press Ctrl+J.
Now put the duplicate layer on rear wheel. See the picture below.
Step 7: For giving under shadow of car, select the Brush Tool (or press B) with black color and apply it under the car in new Layer. See the picture below.
Step 8: Now use Free Transform Tool to adjust the under shadow of car. You can also press shortcut key Ctrl+T to adjust both the width and height of shadow. Click and drag any of the corners of shadow.
This will make your shadow in perfect shape. See the picture below.
Step 9: The shadow is ready now. Next we make background of the car, so we will add some background image and give the opacity of 10%. The background depends on your choice that which type of background you like for your car. It also depends on the color of the car which you have selected for your wallpaper. The color choice of the background will have a profound effect on your wallpapers therefore it is necessary to select matching colors. See the picture below.
Step 10: Beside this, we will give some pattern under the car. Again pattern depends on your needs. We have used the pattern as shown below. We can also design a new pattern according to your choice.
Step 11: Copy the pattern background and add it with the car wallpaper.
Step 12: To magnify the beauty of your wallpaper, add mirror shadow. Firstly, click on car layer and press (Ctrl+J) a duplicate car will appear. This will help you to draw mirror shadow of the car. Press Ctrl+T for Free Transform Tool and then right click. Here you will see an option of “Flip Vertical”. If you click this option picture will look like this.
Step 13: The layer needs to be moved to the bottom of the car so that it can appear like a mirror shadow. So, you can adjust your layer with arrow keys, press V to move the layer.
Step 14: Now apply Liquify Tool for water wave effect. A short key of (Shift+Ctrl+X) can be used to apply Liquify Tool on the bottom shadow. By doing this, the mirror shadow will appear as the original shadow. See the picture below.
Step 15: Now go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur> and apply Radius of 3.8 pixels.
Finally give the fill 14%. See the picture below.
Your car wallpaper is ready. Check the final version and download it for your desktop computer.
It is a good practice once in a blue moon to wait for trying new added filters in Photoshop like Oil Paint Filter which is introduced in Photoshop CS6. So do not wait, learn how to use the amazing Oil Paint Filter in CS6. Photoshop CS6 brings a lot of improvements like Blur Gallery, improved Lighting Effects and above all the all new Oil Paint Filter.
The new Oil Paint Filter in CS6 has been generated from the traditionally used painted effects like Pixel Blender and several other filters and tools. For sure, you would have wanted to make your Oil Paint image a simple job in previous versions of Photoshop CS6.
Filters are great Photoshop tools which let you change the images by using effects easily and quickly. The CS6 Oil Paint Filter will give your image a painted look within no time. The filter requires fast GPUs or high speed graphic cards and let you preview instantly as you adjust the Filter settings. You can access it right on top menu in the Filters Menu.
Before you use the new Oil Paint Filter, you need to download Photoshop CS6 and install on your PC. As the previous versions of Photoshop donot offer Filter option. Go to adobe website to download. Make sure you are running high speed graphics card and fast processor. For this purpose, at a Core i5 machine with 2GB graphics card will be useful and time-saving. Once your PC fits high-end specs especially graphics card you can apply Oil Paint Filter.
So get ready because we are going to tell you how to create amazing oil painting effect by transforming your photos into a real art work. This doest not mean, you have to be a graphic design expert but if you are Photoshop starter you can surely learn how to use the Oil Paint Filter. Just follow this step-by-step tutorial to know easy-to-use Oil Paint Filter.
Below are the previews of pictures before and after Oil Paint Filter.
Step 1: Open your photo in Photoshop CS6 and go to Filter>Oil Paint or press (Ctrl+F). See the picture below.
Step 2: You will see Oil Paint settings to apply oil paint effect on your photo. See the picture below.
Step 3: In the picture below you can see the effects of Oil Paint Filter on hair, lips and face skin. This is the final result.
Fantasy Painting Photoshop
You are here to find one of the best sources of Photoshop Effect Tutorials. These wallpapers are the best utilization of Photoshop whose basic purpose is to accomplish the creativity into practicality. The developers have worked at these tutorials by applying the most complex methods and all creative skills. The ideas were never easy to apply but it really took them to the hardships to grab the advanced Photoshop techniques and those really resulted in the masterpiece of all times.
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Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3+CS4+CS5+CS6
Estimated Completion Time: 45 Minutes
The combination of pure and deep colors are the main concept of this wallpaper. The idea itself is great but very difficult to put right in front of you. The devil like girl rising upward from a book tells you some kind of story and sufferings of her life. For achieving such concept, the developer has used the color dodge with lighting effects. Click on the photo to read the full tutorial.
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Changing the beautiful face into a scary one is the most technical part of using Photoshop. The following wallpaper is a reflection of such workout i.e. a girl who is so much pretty but the effects the developer has used have made her to look like a horrible fairy. Taking the start from a simple sketch, he has really worked fantastically and at the end, you may love this wallpaper. Click on the photo to read the full tutorial step by step.
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To show the scene of broken glass in a wallpaper is very simple but a little technical to execute. You can follow the process of this tutorial very easily in Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6. The view of a city in the wallpaper is reflected through a broken mirror with a combination of simple effects.
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Program:Adobe Photoshop CS3+CS4+CS5+CS6
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The modern look of a girl is focused in this wallpaper. Learning this tutorial will not bother you as simple background effects have been used. So get this tutorial and learn some basic functions of Photoshop for changing the background of wallpapers.
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