Replacing a background behind hair

What I’m about to show you is so astonishingly easy you’ll fall off your chair.  And you’ll want to try it out on the very next photo you open.  However, I must say at the outset that it only works: On photos with a fairly plain, flat, single-colored...

Preventing banding in backdrops

Lots of you love to shoot against plain seamless backdrops, but so many of you have been bitten by banding when you’ve printed those photos. (Of course, it’s not just seamless – any plain background can do it, and so can skies.) In this thread, I...

Sky replacement method

Of all the methods for sky swaps I’ve ever tried, this is the winner.  It has never let me down.  It works pretty much the same in Photoshop and Elements. (Let’s not forget, of course, that there is no substitute for getting something right when shooting....