TUTORIAL: Edit Product Photographs on a White Background in Photoshop


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  • Thank you THANK YOU! I have used levels to whiten the background but always wondered on how to fix the remaining darker areas. I searched and searched but couldn't find the solution. I'm so happy I found your tutorial! That was such a great tip to erase those areas, create a new white layer at the bottom and let the new white show through and dodge them. You have just solved my long time problem – thank you, this is so useful!!

  • I have been looking to get photoshop but there are a few options. What one do you use? I see photoshop and Lightroom and thought that might be what I need, but not sure.

  • Great Video! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you heard the talk about – Riddleagan Made Masterpiece Remedy (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is an awesome one off product for learning professional photo editing minus the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my good mate called Gray after a lifetime of fighting got astronomical results with it.

  • Hi Olivia, I need your help with text on a photo. I figured out how to drag and type on the photo, but I can't get it back in my desktop folder for later use. Please help!

  • Can you possible do a video on saving the image (with correct resolution/DPI/ect.) for etsy. I have been struggling with my pictures being slightly blurry when I upload to Etsy and I feel like I've tried everything. Thank you! 🙂

  • This doesn't seem so bad. My 7th grade daughter is taking Photoshop at school and got the program for Xmas, so I'm going to put her in charge of my photos 🙂 Delegating FTW! I'd given up on white backgrounds and switched to barnwood pattern scrapbook paper, but I can understand why the white background would be better for shopify and getting featured.

  • Hi 🙂 loving your channel so much, thanks for all the uploads you often keep me company while I'm working away!

    Seriously geeky comment (you may have chosen to omit this on purpose and apologies if so!)… when you erase the background to make it pure white you could use the non-destructive method of masking……

    Go to Layers — Layer Mask—Reveal All……. in the layers panel you will see a little box appear on your layer.. click on this box and using a black brush paint on the areas you want to conceal – where you paint will disappear revealing the layer below (in this case the pure white background) you can also reverse this method and pick "hide all" and reveal areas using a white brush!
    This is kinda neat because it means you can go back and edit the mask later, and of course if you save it as a PSD it will forever be editable..

    You can also do your levels etc on an adjustment layer (functions in similar way to a mask in that you can go back and edit it at any time as long as you don't merge it) to do this go to Layers—Add Adjustment Layer – then pick your tool (curves, layers, hue/sat etc) After you make the adjustment you can edit it by double clicking on it in the panel 🙂

    @catandmoonstudio on Instagram 🙂 xxxxx

  • Thank you for making this video for us. I was one of the how ever many that requested it. I've been using the free photo program on my mac, but am interested in looking into photo shop. Do you have strong feelings about any of the different photo editing programs out there?

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