Photoshop Background Tutorials for Backdrop Designer

The Backdrop Designer plugin is fun and easy to use. Create beautiful digital backdrops like muslin drapes, and use our tutorials to quickly get started with Backdrop Designer.

Want to watch from your deskop? Download all of the Backdrop Designer tutorials from here. There are 7 tutorials in this Zip file. (57 mb)

Quickstart & manual for Backdrop Designer

Download the Quickstart Guide. This is a fast way to get started with the Backdrop Designer plugin.

Download the Backdrop Designer manual. If you've already read our Quickstart Guide, you can flip through the manual to find out additional info.

Overview of the Photoshop background basics

This Photoshop background tutorial guides you through the basics of Backdrop Designer. It's fun and easy! LEVEL: BEGINNER

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More basics of Backdrop Designer

Another example of working with Backdrop Designer. This Photoshop background tutorial also talks about using the custom shadow feature of the Bend Editor. LEVEL: BEGINNER

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Speeding Up Backdrop Designer

Backdrop Designer can be a bit slow to render. In this tutorial Jim talks about techniques for speeding Backdrop up and getting your backdrops rendered out quickly. LEVEL: BEGINNER

Touch-up tricks for Photoshop backgrounds

This background tutorial gives an example of how to spice up your new backdrop, with a simple use of Adobe Photoshop's Lighting filter. LEVEL: MEDIUM

Add a shadow behind your subject

A shadow cast during a photography session usually doesn't look real in a composite. But once the person/object is digitally inserted against a new digital background, you can easily recreate a shadow in Photoshop.

This tutorial explains how to do it. LEVEL: MEDIUM

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Create a full-length background

Suppose you have a model in a long dress. You want to place her in front of a new background in a natural way. To do this properly, you need to simulate the line of a floor or vanishing point. In this tutorial, we show you how to create this floor simulation in Photoshop AFTER using Backdrop Designer. LEVEL: BEGINNER

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Create realistic stained glass

Backdrop Designer does a great job of creating realistic cloth backdrops for all of your photographic needs. This plugin can be also used in conjunction with some of the tools in Adobe Photoshop to create great looking, life-like effects such as stained glass. This tutorial shows you how. LEVEL: BEGINNER

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