Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop
In this lesson, I'll show you how to replace photographs or artwork with stock photos that or other photos that you might find online. For example, this is a photo of me and my family. But if I was selling this house, I wouldn't want us to be in this photo up here. I found this photo right here. This is just a random landscape photography photo. I use un splash dot com for a lot of stock photography. It's free to use. It's good to give credit to our photographers out there. So shout out to CAL visuals who took this photo. Big sir. So the first thing to do is get your photo or your image as close as possible to what you're replacing. So I'm gonna zoom in here over here to this part of the fireplace and drop the opacity of the photo on top quite a bit. And then I'm going to just kind of move this down until it covers the whole image. Then I want to fix the angle to do that. You can hold the command key on a Mac control on A PC and then take any of the edges or corners and it basically wa...
rps the photo so you can kind of manipulate it. So it looks like it's tilted back, pull one side, forward, angle it so that it kind of matches the frame here. So I'm gonna do this and then I'm gonna make the whole thing a little bit smaller. You could even just take each corner and pin it there. This is not a uh square photo though, so I don't want it to get too squished. So something like this might look good. I'm gonna bring back my opacity to make sure it looks fine. So that's the first step. But then what I'm going to do is I need to cut out part of this image because obviously, we have these frames in front of it and this other stuff. So to do that, I need to make a selection. Let me see what happens if I take my quick selection tool and I paint over this image, I could do it this way, although that's not perfect and the edges don't look that clean. Although let's see if I just Yeah. No, I'm gonna do it manually. Sometimes that might work. I'm gonna take my polygonal lasso tool and just get in here and follow the edge because the edge of this image actually has some chromatic aberration going on with that purple line. But because it's a little blurred out, we're gonna get a little bit of forgiveness for not getting these lines. Exactly. Perfect. So I'm just gonna go around here, go around this little rock thing that's sitting here up and around this and then close off like that's fine. Then I'm gonna zoom out and for my go back to my polygonal lasso tool. I think my feathering, I'm just gonna put out one pixel and then what I'm going to do is I'm going to select the stock photo, turn it on. There's different ways you can do this. But one of the most forgiving ways is to actually use a layer mask. So I'm going to create a layer mask with this photo. And now what I'm going to do if this is set to white and I press delete it, deletes the inside of this selection. So we need to inverse our selection which you can do by going up to select inverse or shift command I on a mac and then press the delete key. Now I'm gonna get out of that mask and you can see that it did a pretty good job at blending in there. Now, I need to add a little bit of a blur here that's going to match the blur that I have with the other photos. So I'm gonna take a blur Gaussian blur and let's just do something that's gonna match like 1.3. It's pretty good and maybe even add a little bit of a drop shadow, select that later layer double, click it a super small drop shadow. So it kind of blends into the frame a bit more, something like that pretty good. And remember we're zoomed in on here and the full quality if we zoom out. Hey, that's pretty dang good. So those are the steps to doing that. This is a pretty complicated photo. Sometimes you can get away with um no blur, you can get away with not having to mask it out, but I wanted to show you this whole process so that you know, the steps in case you do need to do those things. All right. Thank you so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson.