0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2012 4:44 PM by janelle_f

    How to Clean up a Background

    janelle_f Adobe Employee

      How to Clean up a Background in Photoshop Touch

      Remove unwanted background clutter while protecting parts of your image that you want to keep.

       

      1. After selecting the "Clean up a Background" tutorial, press "Begin Tutorial" to start. Zoom in on the woman's head by placing your thumb and finger on the screen and spreading them apart.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.04.42-PM.jpg

       

      2. Choose the Lasso Selection Tool.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.05.01-PM.jpg

       

      3. Draw a selection around her head and upper right arm.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.05.10-PM.jpg

       

      4. Choose Add to Selection  and draw to select any areas that were missed.

      Tip: All of the selection tools allow you to finesse your selections. Use the Add to Selection or Remove from Selection options to increase or decrease an existing selection.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.05.28-PM.jpg

       

      5. Choose Select > Feather to soften the selection edge.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.05.45-PM.jpg

       

      6. Use a value of 1 px to feather. Tap OK.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.05.57-PM.jpg

       

      7. Tap Select > Inverse to protect the woman's head in the next few steps.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.06.08-PM.jpg

       

      8. Zoom out on the image by placing your thumb and finger on the screen and pinching them in.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.06.16-PM.jpg

       

      9. Choose the Clone Stamp tool.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.06.25-PM.jpg

       

      10. Tap Source and tap once in the center of the water between the two men.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.06.34-PM.jpg

       

      11. Use the Clone Stamp tool to cover the man and woman in the background. Reset the Source as needed.

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.06.45-PM.jpg

       

      12. Tap Select > Deselect

       

      Screen-Shot-2012-11-14-at-1.06.56-PM.jpg

       

      13. Tap the back arrow in the top options bar. This will prompt you to save. Press Save to save your project.

       

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      Please download the attachment to view in a PDF format.

       

      Janelle