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Example - How to Change the Background of a Picture.

This describes how to change the background of a photo using collage making software or photo montage program. We will cut the object out from the one picture and paste it into another picture.

  1. We want to change the background for this girl. At first we will separate her from her background;
  2. Select tool Separation, set Mode - Edge, Area Selection - Object or Background, press Actions - Fill;
  3. Click anywhere of the photo.
First picture for separate the object from its background Collage software - tool panel Filled background
  1. Set Size: 25, Area Selection - Cleaning;
  2. Outline wide edge between the object and the background;
  3. Press Actions - Separate.
Collage software - tool panel Rough separation of the object from the background by the user Preliminary separation of the object from the background by the software
  1. The separating line doesn't coincide with the edge in some places;
  2. Set Area Selection - Object or Background and push the indicated wide edge towards the correct line;
  3. Press Actions - Separate - separation becomes more accurate.
Preliminary separation of the object from the background by the software Changing of the wide edge by the user More precise separation of the object from the background by the software
  1. Achieve a correct division by repeating the changing of the wide edge procedure;
  2. Press Mode - Effect, Actions - Store, Actions - Done;
  3. Receive the object separated from the background.
Precise separation the of object from the background by the software Collage software - tool panel Object separated from the background
  1. Open a new picture that we want to use to change background;
  2. Select tool Paste Object.
Second photo that we want to use as the new background.
  1. Paste the object by pressing and holding the mouse button and dragging the mouse. Use corner markers for resize and move;
  2. Finalize by pressing Enter or clicking outside the rectangle. Result - the picture with the changed background.
Start changing - inserting of the object Result - the picture with the changed background

The part of this example (up to clearing the background) can be performed using free versions of the software - Image Resize Guide Lite and Photo Montage Guide Lite.

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