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How to use backgrounds in Photoshop

Posted on 1st December 2016
Ensure that your file has been downloaded and unzipped to use.

1- Open Photoshop.

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2-Create a new file.

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3- Select File > Open a new image to work with so you can see how the background will work.

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4- A new image will appear. on the top toolbar go to Select > All. you will see little marching ants around the image (1). Then go to Edit > Copy.

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5- Select your blank canvas and go to Edit > Paste. your image will appear in your workspace.

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6- To resize the image in your workspace, select the file and go to Edit > Free Transform. Then adjust the size.

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7-  Go to File > Open and select your background file.

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8- The background image will load up. Go to Select > All (1) and then Edit > Copy (2).

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9-Click on your original workspace and go to Edit > Paste.

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10- Click on the background image and go to Edit > Free Transform and adjust the size of the background image to fit your workspace.

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11- Go to the layer’s palette. Select the background layer Click and drag the background layer below your image layer. Your Image will now appear at the front. Click on the lock icon in the layer’s palette to lock the background layer in place.

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Images are from Designbundles.net and the file is called Floral patterns and backgrounds

 

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