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Here's an original image I have above.

Below, I indicated with an orange rectangle the area I want to use.

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Right now, I just used a grey rectangle, but it's not working out/doesn't look natural. How do I add background and achieve a natural looking result?

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Photoshop has something called "content aware", which tries to replace parts of an image by automatically matching the texture and color of the selections surroundings.

Steps to recreate your background:

  1. Crop your image as desired.

  2. Make a selection on the same layer as your image of the areas you need to fill (using the any of the available selection tools; Magic Wand Tool, Rectangular Selection Tool, etc.)

  3. Edit → Fill... and select "Content-Aware" from the dropdown.

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    The results are pretty good, but can sometimes be a bit off — see the extra piece of head/hair in the bottom left corner:

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    I used the Clone Stamp Tool to patch that, just alt+click the area you want to clone (in this case an adjacent open area of grey), and paint over the head with a click or two with a large soft brush.

    Ta-da:

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The problem is that the background is not a single color. It gradates between a couple of shades of grey.

Matching those shades and gradients will be difficult. Alternately, you could try using a soft focus paintbrush or eraser tool to blend the edges of the photo to your background.

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I think it will make a complicated if i explain to do with photoshop, Instead that just go to http://www.toolpic.com Click open file > then Go to Edit > Then Go to Free transform. And now you can expand the pics till the selected area you want. And then crop it .

It quick and easy way to do. Hope it helps.

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