Ever been faced with a photo that doesn’t fit right? Or the background isn’t quite filling the space? I’ll show you how to stretch a photo background in Photoshop. It’s easier than you think!

I'll show you how to stretch a photo background in Photoshop in this Photoshop tutorial. Ever been faced with a photo that doesn't fit right? Or the background isn't quite filling the space? Maybe you want a horizontal image to be vertical. Well, stretching your backgrounds is easier than you think! Click to watch and download some free stuff!

 

I have shown you have I use foam core board in my tiny bedroom/office space to shoot my images. And, often times I am left with other parts of my surroundings in the photos. When photographing in small spaces, having the image perfectly set up, in camera, isn’t ideal.

If you’re shooting a lay flat photo (where you shot from directly above the subject/props like my image in the video) you might find you’re getting the flooring in the corners of your shot. So, how do you get the entire white foam core board to fill the image space?

Why Would You Need to Stretch a Photo Background?

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  • It’s always best to try and get all of your subject or props on the solid area so you don’t have to do any cloning (who wants to do that?) and make less work for yourself.
  • You may find that you need to stretch solid backgrounds because you shot vertically and your image needs to be horizontal. So, to fill the area, you can use this method using Photoshop. When would you need this? Maybe creating pinnable graphics for Pinterest?
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The Run Down of Stretching Your Photo Background

I’m using the latest version Photoshop CC, but the Content Aware Scaling process was introduced in CC4. If you don’t have the option to choose Content Aware Scaling, you can still use the Edit/Transform/Scale method exactly like I’m doing in my video.

If you notice stretching marks in the solid areas after completing the step, then follow my instructions on blurring the background.

How to Stretch a Photo Background in Photoshop

There you go! Easy peasy to stretch your solid backgrounds of photos.

Holly McCaig

About Holly McCaig

Hey you! I'm Holly McCaig and I'm super excited to help you love and ROCK your Etsy shop. I will help you have an amazing online presence so you can build a strong business and attract more customers to your shop. Let's do this together! Let's connect on Pinterest or Instagram, k?

About Holly McCaig

Hey you! I'm Holly McCaig and I'm super excited to help you love and ROCK your Etsy shop. I will help you have an amazing online presence so you can build a strong business and attract more customers to your shop. Let's do this together! Let's connect on Pinterest or Instagram, k?

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