How To Green Screen In Photoshop

Green screen, also known as chroma key, is a powerful technique that allows photographers and filmmakers to superimpose subjects onto any desired background. Though usually performed with video, this technique can also be utilized in Photoshop with still images. In this blog post, we’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to green screen in Photoshop.

Step 1: Open Your Image

The first step is to open your image in Photoshop. To do this, you’ll need to click on the File menu, then select Open, and browse for your image. Once you’ve selected the image, click Open.

Step 2: Select the Green Screen Area

With the image open, you now need to select the green screen area. To achieve this, you’ll use the Magic Wand Tool.

1. Select the Magic Wand Tool from the toolbar (or press W on your keyboard).
2. Click on the green area of your image to create a selection.

Step 3: Refine Your Selection

The next step is to refine your selection. This is to ensure that only the green screen area will be removed.

1. Go to the Select menu on the top and choose Select and Mask.
2. From there you can adjust the Edge Detection and Global Refinements.
3. Once you are satisfied with your selection, click OK.

Step 4: Remove the Green Screen

Now, you’re ready to remove the green screen from the image.

1. Click on the Add layer mask button at the bottom of the Layers panel.

And there you have it! The green screen area will now be removed from your image.

Step 5: Insert a New Background

The final step is to insert a new background for your image. To do this:

1. Click on File, then Place Embedded... to select your new background.
2. Resize and position your background accordingly.
3. Move the new background layer below your original image layer.


Learning how to green screen in Photoshop opens a world of possibilities in photo editing. It allows you to place your subject in any scenario—be it on a paradise beach, a bustling city, or even outer space! The best part is, it’s not as hard as it seems. With just a little practice, you’ll be chroma keying in no time!