Photoshop: Get crisp white backgrounds

From portraits to still-life shots, murky backdrops are all too common, so find out how to make yours bright and clean in this Photoshop video, writes Jon Adams.

You may set out with a pure white wall or a white paper roll as a background to a shot, but by the time you’ve lit your subject, chances are it’ll turn out dull and grey. If you’re shooting indoors, the only way to counter this in-camera is to make sure the background is lit separately from the subject, but for many photographers, the budget and space needed for a three- or four-light rig is out of reach. To fix the perennial problem of dull whites, here’s an easy Photoshop fix that only takes a few minutes to master.

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