Learn how to incorporate textures onto backgrounds to liven them up. In this week’s Tip of the Week, we explore blend modes and masking to create dynamic backgrounds in portrait images. Using Photo RAW, we’ll modify the color of the model’s clothes with a blend mode and masking. From there, we’ll change the texture of the backdrop to something more interesting and colorful with a Color Range Mask and the Levels Slider. These techniques are also great for studio backdrops.
ON1 Photo RAWIntermediate / AdvancedEditTip of the WeekLegacyEffectsMaskingDylan KoteckiON1 Photo RAW 2020
7 comments on “Adding Depth to Dull Backgrounds”
On July 19, 2020 at 12:48 pm Ralph Nordenhold wrote:
On July 19, 2020 at 11:52 pm ANDRE BOUGUEN wrote:
Very interesting for me. a large panel of options in textures.
On July 20, 2020 at 3:39 pm Stephen wrote:
Super idea… the thing that bothered me (for a portrait type of image ) was that the skin above the dress and below the blouse … and on the right leg…
I know this was just showing about the background, but if for a client she would object right away to the ‘greenish’ color skin…
On July 24, 2020 at 2:33 am Diederik De wrote:
Good trainer, fine job , good explanation, thanks
On July 24, 2020 at 5:37 pm James Lassoie wrote:
another great weekly tip…why not crop early on? Likely wouldn’t have needed to expand wall? I’ll look thru my images for a similar one to practice but why not provide?
You set a standard to work towards! Thanks
On July 28, 2020 at 10:41 am Elizabeth Girardeau wrote:
I really liked this video and learned some new things. But I really wish you had caught the fact that you also colored part of the girl’s leg and midriff green and did not clean that up. Sorry to be picky, but that bothered me a lot.
On December 4, 2020 at 9:20 am john shaw wrote:
Hi, Nice video. When you were painting in the colour on her dress you went over the edges and had to correct this a couple of times etc.
If you had a polygon Selection tool you could define the edge and paint right up to the edge of her dress without any bleed on her drees etc. This tool needs to be included in On1Raw you can also invert the selction and paint in/out on the outisde of your selection its very fllexible maybe you could recommend a Polygon Selection Tool to On1Raw engineers…