1-Minute Photoshop – How to Change Background (Episode 1)

Today I’m going to show you how to change
the background in Photoshop in just one minute! So, first of all, have both the subject and
the background open and then simply just go ahead and drag the background layer over the
subject document just like that and drop it over there. Now, if you want to adjust it using the move
tool, just simply adjust it just like this. Now, once that is adjusted, take the background
just below the subject and make sure the subject layer is selected. Now, select any selection tool and click on
“Select and Mask” at the top. Now, once you are in Select and Mask, make
sure the view is, don’t worry about the background right now, make sure the view is Onion Skin
and the Transparency is somewhere around 50 percent. Now, with the help of Quick Selection Tool,
you can just simply go ahead and paint on the subject just like that and if you wanna
refine the edges, if the edges are not looking nice, with the help of Refine Edge Tool, just
simply paint on the edges just like that and you’re pretty much good to go. Now before you hit OK, just make sure that
you simply go ahead and select Output To: Layer Mask, hit OK once you are satisfied. Now, you have changed the background. If you wanna adjust the background, select
the background and with the help of Move Tool, just adjust it and there you go!


  1. PiXimperfect December 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    If you want to learn more about removing the background, here's a complete playlist of really in-depth tutorials where we go through every single technique one by one: https://goo.gl/ntJkoh

  2. Richard Allaire December 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Normally LOVE your videos… not a fan of this speed though, followable but too fast. Love the fact you’re trying new things 😉

  3. Isabelle Thomas December 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    awesome as usual my friend!!! Have a great xmas!!!!!

  4. Shahed Kowshik December 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Playback Speed 0.75x and you are ready to go 🙂

    Thanks Me Latter

  5. MK EDITS December 23, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    wow……………………. nice

  6. MZ72 December 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Quick and Easy!

  7. Stampf December 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    awesome, great idea for a series

  8. SP Chaurasiya December 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Yeah, this one is perfect one-minute tutorials worth of saving hours. A bucket full of thumbs up.

  9. Mr. C Visuals December 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    u did it 59 sec only master of ps man u are

  10. shakalaka December 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    This is so awesome… thanks…we need more 1min videos.

  11. Leonardo Favaretto December 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    The best YouTube channel about Photoshop.

  12. Bhawna studio December 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Thax u so much sir

  13. Islam Today December 23, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Sir, Plz tell us which version of photoshop you used and share link,i try to practice in 2015, this feature not available.plz share version and link for download for practice. thank in advance

  14. Vaibhav Yadav December 23, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    it's actually 0.57sec!

  15. uJJwaL jнA December 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Sir my nik collection nd photoshop crash when I done in nik filters plz help me

  16. kiran lakudzode December 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    U r aweSome

  17. Verma Studio December 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    sir, ye hui na baat, very nice tutorial in just a one minute, awesome.

  18. Marv3Lthe1 December 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    This aint Minutephysics 🙄

  19. RP December 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    osm speed bhai…!!!!

  20. Diane Illingworth December 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Ha! I got out of breath just listening to it! Good tutorial, though.

  21. Dhananjay Bhosale December 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Very helpful 🙂

  22. Belur Vijayakumar December 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I am on CS6 so I cannot use this tool

  23. Rakesh Dey December 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Awesome! I would love to see more like this 😉😉😉

  24. MrMoonpie001 December 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    These quick hints do help! Thanks!


  25. Gazi Shawon December 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    amazing move

  26. Александр Андриянов December 23, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Чётко и по делу)))))))

  27. Riccardo Duò December 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    You are amazing! 1 min PS is fantastic! Thanks

  28. Dan Daniel December 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Aaaa am I the only one like "WHAT?!???" p.s. great stuff! 🙂

  29. ANANT CHAVAN December 23, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Great video bro….

  30. Lee Merchant December 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Fantastic! More 1 minute photoshop please

  31. Andrew Grabham December 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    ? ? what just happened? no more coffee for you!

  32. Deep_Singh December 23, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    great video… I'm a huge fan of your work. I'm new to photo editing,can you please guide me for building a decent PC for beginners in the range of approx ₹ 30-35000 . Thanx

  33. Creative Me December 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Great! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Verbose the Talking Cat December 23, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    rap god is here

  35. Rufertson Cheever December 24, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Thank You for saving my time

  36. Juan Lopez Vlogs December 24, 2017 at 1:46 am

    i will make them 2 min so you dont sound in a rush. i love your videos all the best

  37. Mr Qureshi December 24, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Sir i like the way you teach and speak….. Awesome tutorial..

  38. Tobias Maier December 24, 2017 at 2:32 am

    "without further ado" taken to the next LVL!

  39. emma lissette alvarado vasquez December 24, 2017 at 5:28 am


  40. Derek Wong December 24, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Thank you! My type of tutorial, keep up the great work!

  41. Tm Madushan December 24, 2017 at 6:06 am

    plz do tutorial "edit like Marksingerman"

  42. Athul Raj December 24, 2017 at 6:28 am

    that so good make your videos short will increase people to see the video

  43. عاشقة القمر December 24, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I like it so fast

  44. Stefan Moretti December 24, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I have photoshop CC2018,when i try and drag the background over the image of the model,nothing happens,why would that be? I see yours switches so you can drop the background image,mine doesn't

  45. Sid Bonkers December 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

    So much great info in 59 seconds…My brain is still trying to catch up with my eyes and ears.

  46. Prashant Patel December 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Too good. Thanks a lot.

  47. Zack Smith December 24, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for creating wonderful tutorials. I love the way you explain how every thing works and how it can be used in other aspects. Great Job!

  48. madan nikalje December 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks that's amazing

  49. AXE YT FF December 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    now you talk
    fast and greet

  50. Shaikh Aaves December 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm


  51. John Marshall December 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I dig the 1 minute format! However, if someone is trying to learn this technique, it may be too quick to follow.

    Maybe for future videos like this you could do a 1 minute version and also a longer version that's slowed down and more easy to follow for those that are learning Photoshop.

  52. Lakshmikant Shakya December 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm


  53. Umer Babry December 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    great tutorial but why you are so fast.

  54. Ivan Lopez December 25, 2017 at 1:21 am

    yes.. this video yes..

  55. Jawaid Akbar Chaudhry December 25, 2017 at 7:08 am

    That was so Awesome, short, to the point and on the Bullet train (lol)

  56. Jan Vittrup December 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Please Mr. Unmesh, I am not able to move one layer on the other. What is causing this problem?
    I have photoshop CC2018, but when i try and drag the background over the image of the model, nothing happens? I see yours switches so you can drop the background image, Here nothings happens, frustrating!

  57. RyoHazuki224 December 26, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I have a feeling this is only in newer versions of Photoshop CC? For some reason mine doesn't have that "select and mask" button. All I have is the Refine Edge button. :/

  58. Ryan Barrios December 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    is select and mask avalaible at PS CS6? tnx

  59. Keri December 27, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Well that didn’t work for me

  60. Noor Md December 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Max steel link

  61. 60s.Tango December 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Today I'm gonna show you how to practice tango in just a minute 🙂

    I love 60 s. idea.

  62. Sohil Laad December 28, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I followed the steps you mentioned, However, the moment I move the background to the original image it coverts it to a layer. Pls help

  63. S Debs December 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Drank too much coffee that day?

  64. Murtaza Panhwar December 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Which Adobe Photoshop version u use ? i don't have this mask tool in Adobe Photoshop CS 6

  65. owais khan December 28, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Does this work with a Photo which already has a messy background

  66. r laken December 29, 2017 at 8:35 am


  67. Lasse Andersson December 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    There is nothing thats named "Select and Mask…" in photoshop cc 2015. And no "onion skin" either, only in animation mode. So what could I do???

  68. greatheartbeats January 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    is there any way to do it in CC 2015.0?

  69. Robert Hartung January 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I have heard other tutorials by this guy, and he always races through his presentation making it too hard to follow along.  It's as if he is afraid he is going to be caught out in a mistake.  He would be much more user friendly speaking in a normal every day speaking cadence.

  70. Ajax Rodriguez January 11, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I love your 1 minute tutorials.

    It would be also nice if you have a link in the description to another video where you went further in depth with the lesson.

    Thank you for all you do!

  71. Robert Fisher January 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    outstanding – absolutely the best PS site on the web – thanks so much for these tutorials

  72. Narosan January 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    can this work with Photoshop Cs6?

  73. Bhavesh Dewasi January 31, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Layer is not moving for me bro , if i copy paste image it becomes very small if i make it large it loose clarity,please help me brother.

  74. Akshay Kalola February 6, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Which version of Photoshop you using plz tell me.

  75. Mandar Manerkar February 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Download links is not open

  76. Harish J March 6, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    can you tell me how to do the same in pshotoshop cs6 please

  77. Ankit Kumar Sinha March 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Perfect its awesome

  78. eslam elhadede March 19, 2018 at 2:58 am

    i cant find the button of selcet and mask that you pressed even i have Photoshop CC too . i just found button refine edges

  79. Roger Eilertsen April 7, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Hi and thank's for great videos. Can I do this (change background) with CS6?

  80. Screen Record May 1, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Tutorial had finished before image downloaded :::::FAST tutorial. Thanks.

  81. Rudy2053 May 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    You are amazing……and #1 in my opinion. I've been trying to replace the floor in a portrait in 3-D, maybe there is an easier way I don't know of, would you please guide me with some tips. I have beautiful tile textures and I want them to look real, like a 3-D effect. Thanks

  82. Trailor Buddy May 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    how to enable select and Mask this is not show in my photoshop Umesh plz help me bro

  83. Antony Varghese June 15, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Dear i dont see any option like " Select and Mask, " only refine Edges. and in refine edges no option like OnionSkin. Using PhotoShopCC 2017

  84. FreshFast July 3, 2018 at 2:18 am


  85. Suranjan Karmakar July 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    greatest tutorial of all time.

  86. Deepra Patil August 5, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Will you please teach how to work on digital painting in photoshop

  87. suresh kumar October 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    How can i do using Abobe CS6.

  88. AngelGabrielish October 13, 2018 at 1:51 am

    That was simply awesome. Yes, it is quick and dirty but good grief, just awesome. A fantastic place to start. Thank you!

  89. ANONYMOUS HELPER October 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    hello piximperfect please can you share an link photoshop cc actually the procedure you used in this video i am not able to apply after selection tool select and mast is not appearing thats it…i love the easy way you teach editing in photoshop thanks

  90. Hiratsani October 19, 2018 at 9:25 am


  91. MsGEW November 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    i have ps cc18 but like so many other people here, there is nothing moving or happening like you show. i already unlocked the layer but still, cannot mov layers . why? You will help a lot of people here by giving a reaction! thanks , greetings

  92. Adnan Aqeel November 28, 2018 at 9:36 am

    you are not from this world….totally amazing

  93. Naseem Husain March 24, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Could not get past the first step, could not drag and drop the background. Also do not have select and mask in my version.???

  94. Sarose Photography Photoland Studio March 25, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    there is not select mask option .. which photoshop are you using for this ?? plz give me a link of that photoshop

  95. MommybeminVlog April 23, 2019 at 4:56 am

    next time dont make fast

  96. mianrafaqatali mianrafaqatali June 4, 2019 at 1:12 am

    sir in my photoshop slect and mask is hiden what can i do 4 it.

  97. Lone Wolf August 15, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Wow, wow, wow

  98. Suldaan Media Pro. August 21, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Hey bro this option is not working for me what shall I do ?

  99. K. Jevon .D September 22, 2019 at 4:52 am

    this was amazing!!!!! 🙂 thank you

  100. thiyagu rajan October 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    i can see onion skin option in my ps cs6 what can i do ?

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