How To Remove a Background In Photoshop [For Beginners!]

Learn a simple method to remove the background from your photos in Photoshop!

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📘 INDEX – How To Remove a Background In Photoshop
00:00 – Introduction
01:05 – The Select and Mask Workspace
02:10 – Make a Selection with the Quick Selection Tool
00:00 – Make a Selection with Select Subject
03:28 – Make a Selection with the Object Selection Tool
04:23 – Refine your Selection
05:55 – Refine the Mask Edge with The Global Refinement Sliders
07:53 – Refine the Hair
10:30 – Add a New Solid Color Background
11:02 – Refine the Mask with The Brush Tool
12:33 – Remove Background Button
13:26 – Add a New Background
13:45 – Final Thoughts

How To Match a Subject Into ANY Background!

Little-Known Filters to Remove White Edges

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45 thoughts on “How To Remove a Background In Photoshop [For Beginners!]

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

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  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    So I've seen a ton of tutorials but this is the most comprehensive and easiest to understand. I am super happy with this tutorial. Thank you so much.

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Nicely done I appreciate taking the time to both discuss and demonstrate. Too often I find videos where the 'instructor' will talk about something but they won't actually show you.

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Gracias Jesús for sharing your knowledge. I recently moved from Photoshop CS6 to Photoshop CC2021, and watching this video gave me the opportunity to learn the new features of this later version. 🙂

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Helpful but I can't figure out how to get rid of the old background. This is always the part I forget and always the part that it's hardest to find a tutorial to explain. I want to separate what I've selected and make it a layer by itself so it can have a transparent background–hence remove, not replace

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Thank you Mr Ramirez for another great tutorial: easy to follow and easy to understand. Your tutorials over the last year has given another focus to an otherwise dark situation. I've watched you for years and learned soooo much….thank you again….

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Or you know.. use any of the online tools (like the one in Canva) to remove backgrounds, and be done with it in seconds.

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    I have cs5, it seems it doesn't have same features as what you used for this tutorial, I couldnt find select and mask after I opened my image and clicked select on the tool bar.

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

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  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    can you please do a tutorial about selecting subject with busy background and replacing the background and blur it but photo is not so high quality.. low res image of night time and noisy. thanks.

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    I found everything useful. You really got it across so simply and easy to follow. I have been using PS for quite a long time yet still learning and discovering stuff I didn't even know was there, thanks to your video, this video and the others I plan to watch.
    It's now saved in my "PS Tutorials" file to watch again

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Jesus, I appreciate your efforts to try making people understand, however I am sorry that I can't get this right, it is quite overwhelming to me.

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    Awesome tutorial Jesús Ramirez ! I am using your steps for removing background in Photoshop and will make this a permanent change for my work flow. You knocked this tutorial out of the park , thanks so much 😉

  • February 21, 2021 at 21:44

    I'm finally making the jump from editing photos in Lightroom to Photoshop this year. I've been nervous because Photoshop has always seemed so confusing to me in the past. But your tutorials make it seem so easy. Thank you for taking the time to explain these simple steps so well.

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