Removing and replacing the background in an image is one of the best ways to create a composite photo that will leave your viewers speechless. Create a captivating night scene with the Milky Way in the background or replace a boring sky with an astonishing sunrise. Whatever your goal, Luminar 3 makes swapping a background almost effortless.
Then find the background you want to add to this image. Use Luminar’s filters to play with the temperature and color of your background image. Click the + button by Layers in the panel on the right side of the screen. Choose Add New Image Layer and select the image you want as your new background.
2. Align layers
Adjust the opacity of this new layer, turning it down to 50% in the layers panel. Then click the Transform icon. Now you can adjust the new background to perfectly align with the current background? Click Apply and turn the opacity back to 100%.
3. Remove the background
To remove the original background from your main image, click on the Brush icon in the new layer (with your new background). Now paint over the original background with the brush, revealing the new background below.
4. Change the brush size and opacity for total control and finesse.
You’ll want to zoom in on the image and use a small brush size to reveal the background around any edges. Made a mistake? Simply click on the Erase icon and remove any unwanted areas that you’ve brushed in.