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Step 1: Open the image you want to work with.
Step 2: Extend The Canvas Size
Step 3: Blend The Color Of The New Canvas Size
We need to make a solid color adjustment layer. In the layers panel, choose the half black, half white, circle. Then choose Solid Color. Just choose whatever color comes up and press OK.
Next, select the brush tool, set the brush hardness to 0%, and then select the solid square to the left of the layer mask.
Double click on the square of color in the new layer you have just created. Select a color with the color picker that is closest to the edge of the original image. Next, select the black layer mask, and make sure that you are working with a white brush. See our tutorial on using layer masks if you aren't sure. Brush over the area outside your original image making sure that the edge becomes concealed and the image is seamless.
It should look like this when you are finished!
Hi! I'm Amy,
a former commercial photographer turned Mom-tographer. I started Magic And Light Collection 8 years ago and have loved watching it grow over the years!