Studio portraits are great because I can control the lighting and other factors in the environment to create a high-quality image. But they can be a bit boring with the same old backdrop. I enjoy using Photoshop to create an alternate background. First there's the technical challenge of making a clean mask. How this goes depends on the clarity of the edges. Elements such as flying hair are time consuming. Then, once I have an idea for the background, I have to figure out how it's going to work in terms of light, color, perspective, and blending. All photos Copyright 2016 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.