How To Edit Car Photos In Photoshop

One of the most useful skills that you can learn about how to use Photoshop to edit and retouch your car images. 

And using Photoshop you can bring out the best in your pictures, so if you’re car photographer or car dealer looking to learn how to edit photos with Photoshop then here are some techniques that you can use to edit your photographs.

What is the car clipping path and how to do it perfectly?

It is what you want to replace your current vehicle model with a new one to impress your prospective buyers.

Car dealers mainly look for changing the background from the image, shadow removal, object removal, adjustment of brightness and contrast and removal of the reflection.

And clipping the car comes handy to edit and retouch car images using photoshop.

Car Clipping path is the Photoshop technique — using Adobe tool to isolate the subject in the image, making necessary changes in the picture like removing background, color variation, removing unwanted objects, drop shadow. 

You can create a new path to add or hide the path to remove unnecessary parts in the images.

Original Image

How to change car image background?

  1. In Photoshop, open the image and create a duplicate layer.
  2. Use the duplicate layer and select the PEN tool to clip the image and to create the path.
  3. Select the path Ctrl + Enter Inverse the image using Shift + Control + I 
  4. Choose the brush tool and select the color and brush over the background in the duplicate layer.
HOW TO REMOVE CAR PHOTO BACKGROUND
Car Image Background -white

How to create transparent background in Photoshop?

  1. In Photoshop, open the image and create a duplicate layer.
  2. Use the duplicate layer and select the PEN tool to clip the image and to create the path.
  3. Select the path CTRL + ENTER and press CTRL + J to transparent the background.
How to Make car Image Transparent on Photoshop?
White background to transparent

How to create car shadow in Photoshop?

1.Open the file in Photoshop.

2.Create a duplicate Layer as Layer 1

3.Use the PEN tool to create a path as shown in the image.

4.Select the path and create transparent background in a different layer to be called as layer 2

5.Create a new layer 3 and drag the layer down the layer 2

6.Choose the brush option and select the color black to give shadow.

7.Brush with black color over the car.

8.And place color behind the car using Shift + { or }

9.Change the brush color to white to remove excess black and place black where you like to show the shadow.

10.Use the opacity to option to change the percentage to give a shadow effect.

Creating shadow
Car shadow

How to remove car window reflection in Photoshop?

1.Open the file in Photoshop.

2.Create a path over the reflection with the use of pen tool.

3.Select the path and select the brush tool with white color and change the opacity percentage to 25%

4.Use the brush tool and select white color to paint over the path to make it white.

How to remove unwanted objects in Photoshop?

If you want to remove any unwanted items from the background then using Clone stamp tool will help to remove the unwanted object. 

1.Open the image in Photoshop.

2.Press S to select clone stamp.

3.Press Alt and let key to select the color you want.

4.Once the color is picked then brush over the object.

Unwanted objects are removed

If you need help regarding clipping your car images than check out our latest post about car image editing services.

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