How to change background in a photo?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Blu101, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

    Blu101

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    I have a photo of me that I would like to take my outline (body), remove and place onto a different background to create a new photo. Is this possible? I only have iPhoto, pixelmator and sketchbook express. Thanks.

    I'm a newbie at photo editing :(
     
  2. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it's possible with Pixelmator.

    Online you'll find tutorials, probably for Photoshop, but Pixelmator will have the tools you need.

    Essentially, you need to either - select what you want to keep, copy, and paste onto new background, or, paint a 'mask' over the picture to make invisible (transparent) what you don't want, and place a layer with the new desired background underneath so it shows through.
     
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