Whilst shooting my latest still-life I decided to remove the crate and add a black backdrop.
By using a black backdrop… in Photoshop via the Magic Wand tool I was able to add textures, whilst masking out the black section so that the main texture affected just the black background.
I then added a hue adjustment layer, to that specific layer to alter the colour from a blue to orange tones. Then I added another texture to the whole image and masked out the areas where I didn’t want the texture to be. Once I was finished I saved the file twice (giving different names to each file – one wit the Hue adjustment layer and one without) as I knew I wanted to work on the two images with the same adjustments in Lightroom, using the blue and the orange backdrops.
Once I was happy I then went into the Print Module and created a file with both images to show the comparisons.
By using a black backdrop it made the masking out so much easier, and made the application of the textures so much easier to work with.