Changing background in Photoshop using Masking

Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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I am new to photoshop and im doing an assignment where I have to place two people over a new background using the mask layers. I have watched so many tutorials on how to do this and i have figured out how to do it but everytime i used my brush tool to paint out the background i get this pixel effect instead of the background coming through fully.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022
Hi The forum software is broken which means I can't enlarge your second screenshot but it looks like you are painting with grey. Make sure your brush is a simple round brush - no additional patterns or textures. Set the colour used by the brush to full black RGB 0,0,0. Ensure opacity is 100% and Flow 100% - don't use pen pressure to control opacity /flow. Dave

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May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. We're here to help.

Which brush are you using? Have you changed the brush and tried it? Did you check with a different background?
If you are looking to place a new subject over a background and mask them, I have an easy way to do it.

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1) Place the subject's layer on top of the background layer.

 

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2) Select the subject with the Quick Selection tool or Polygonal Lasso tool.

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3) Click on the mask button. It will hide the background of the current picture; only the subject will be visible with a different background.

 

Let us know if it works.

 

Thanks.

Ranjisha

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Hi

The forum software is broken which means I can't enlarge your second screenshot but it looks like you are painting with grey.

Make sure your brush is a simple round brush - no additional patterns or textures. Set the colour used by the brush to full black RGB 0,0,0. Ensure opacity is 100% and Flow 100% - don't use pen pressure to control opacity /flow.

 

Dave

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Hi

The forum software is broken which means I can't enlarge your second screenshot

By @davescm

 

It's driving me crazy Dave.  Is there a discusion about the issue on another forum?

 

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t it looks like you are painting with grey.

Dave


By @davescm

With that full UI screen shot we should be able to see foreground colour, brush mode and opacity, and just possibly a hint as to what preset is being used.  If I expand the screen shot and drag a window across it with Greenshot, I can see the images are there, but they are a whisker off full black.  This has been going on for a while now, and I didn't know if I had a local issue or if it was a forum issue.  I would be very interested to have more information on what the heck is going on?

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[EDIT]  I can click to expand the above screen shot and it is working.  I was wondering if it is related to the image size, but I have not really been getting the data to back that up.  The above image is just over a 1000 pixels square for instance, so on the small side, but it works OK.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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@Trevor.Dennis The forum image issues have been reported to Adobe. Images posted by ACPs appear to be unaffected.

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Good, it's not just me. driving me nuts, trying to see what's going on.

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Black color is set for Foreground color, it seems. Perhaps reseting brush is easiest way to straight things. It does look like brush is painting grey.

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Black color is set for Foreground color, it seems. Perhaps reseting brush is easiest way to straight things. It does look like brush is painting grey.


By @Bojan Živković

 

If only we could see the brush opacity from the screen shot?  If only the OP would respond to the questions and update their thread.

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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my brush did have a texture on, dont know how that happened and i wasnt aware that was even a thing but it is now working fine! thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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thank you everyone for your helpful suggestions so it turns out my brush had a texture on it...i have now turned off the texture and it is working!

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