2 ways to Edit photo background with Photoshop elements

It is very easy to Edit photo background with Photoshop elements. You can use the “Magic eraser tool” or “Quick selection tool” to edit photo background. Here I am showing you how to use these two tools to change the Image Background.

I am using Photoshop elements 11. I think the procedure is the same for almost all versions of Photoshop elements. When you buy Windows, you get Photoshop elements free of cost. So you need not buy Photoshop.

How to Edit photo background with Photoshop elements

Method 1: Edit photo background with a magic eraser tool

  • Right-click on Photo from which you want to remove the background.
  • Click on “Open with”.
  • Click on “Adobe Photoshop Elements”. Shown in the below screenshot.
Edit photo background

Now Photoshop elements opens your image as shown in the below screen shot.

change photo background
  1. Make sure you have selected the “Expert” option. You will see this option at the top center.
  2. Click on the “Eraser” tool in the left menu.
  3. Select the “Magic Eraser” tool.
  4. Just click on the background of your photo. It will make the background as transparent, If your image has a plain background. If the background has no plain background, it will leave some marks. You need to erase them with the “Eraser” tool.
  5. Click on “Select” in the top menu. You will see some options. Click “All”.
  6. Click “Edit”. You will see a list of options. Click “Copy”.

Now drag the second image which has to be a background for the first image. Drop-in Photoshop elements. You will see the second image at the second tab as shown in the below screenshot.

Edit image background
  1. Click “Edit” in the top menu. Click “Paste”. Now you will see the first image on the second image.
  2. Make sure the second image layer is selected. It is selected automatically. If not, click on that layer in the right of the window.
  3. Click on the Move tool in the left menu. Now your second image is selected.
  4. place courser in any corner of the image. Hold the left click of the mouse and drag to resize image.
  5. Click “File” and click “Save”.

Now you have changed your image background. It is an easy method. If you want, you can also use a quick selection tool.

Method 2 : Edit photo background with quick selection tool

Right-click on the photo from which you want to remove the background. Open with Photoshop elements.

Edit background of image
  1. Click on the “Quick Selection Tool” in the left menu. Shown in the above screenshot.
  2. Click on the image background. Hold left click on mouse and drag to select the entire background. If the image background is not plain, you need some practice to do this. Otherwise, you may select the original photo. Now you have selected background.
  3. Click on “Select” in the top menu. Click on “Inverse”. Now you have selected the only photo.
  4. Click “Edit” in the top menu. Click “Copy”.

Now drag the second image onto Photoshop elements. The rest of the procedure is the same as shown in the first method. Paste the first image on the second image. Resize the first image. You have changed the background of the photo.

The first method is very easy Compare to the second method. If you have practice, you can use the second method very effectively.

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