to Make a White Background
Easy PhotoShop Tutorials for Newbies
In this easy PhotoShop tutorial, I will show you a step by step "How to Make a Nice White Background for your Pictures." If you are using Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 or 7.0, this tutorial will show you how to use the CANVAS tool to enlarge the background and how to make it white.
Almost any picture you take can be fixed in PhotoShop, unless it's "extremely too light, or way too dark." PhotoShop is a huge program and has so many options, and ways of doing the same thing, using different tools.
Everytime you open a picture in PhotoShop you have several tool pallets that open with it. If you don't see the tool pallets on your screen like they are on mine, you need to click the name WINDOW in the top menu bar and when it shows the dropdown menu, click on TOOLS and your tool pallets will appear.
You can open a picture using the FILE >> OPEN feature and browse to the picture, and select it, and click open. But you can also use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + O.
I'm going to start with my cropped and lightened image of a basket of apples from the Adjusting your Color tutorial.
I need you to notice is the tool pallet where the arrow is pointing, the dark
blue area, that says BACKGROUND.
This means that when you open a picture it is automatically selected and shows right here. You can also see a small thumbnail of my picture.
Notice that this Tool Pallet is called LAYERS. Behind it is several other tools, but we're not going to use them right now.
Okay, lets get started: First we need to create a New Layer