Window Replacement

Exercise: No. 2
Duration: 1 Day
Due: By end of class


For this exercise you’ll be opening the Start File in Photoshop and using your preferred methods of selection to give the interior scene a new background.

The process will involve selecting and deleting chunks of the existing background to reveal the imagery below it in the layer stack. Essentially, we are poking holes in one layer in order to expose the layer or layers underneath.

Make sure to duplicate your Background layer before starting. We will not be using masks.


Select and delete all portions of the existing background. Make sure to account for every deletion with new imagery showing through until the scene is completely reimagined.

You may use whatever sort of background you wish, as long as it comes from a royalty-free source.

Do not delete the plants in the foreground.

Be as smooth and precise as possible. You’ll be graded on the following:

  1. Quality of the selections

  2. Proper layer management

  3. Convincing nature of composited scene

  4. Overall creativity of final piece


  • Appropriate image selection and procurement

  • Basic compositing techniques

  • Gain familiarization with selection toolset

  • Calibrate selection skills for further use


Submit your native Photoshop file to the Class Folders and a web-ready .jpg to the Class Blog per the instructions on the Policies page.