Got an image with a black background and you'd prefer white? While the selection tools in Photoshop and other image editors will easily let you select the background and change it, that's not enough, since reflections from the background will remain in place and can make the final result look odd. Photoshop expert and tech blogger Helen Bradley walks through how to solve that problem.
Bradley's solution involves creating duplicates of the background layer and adjusting the image blend mode, then making manual adjustments using an additonal layer. As she points out, it won't work with every image, but for a well-lit photograph it can significantly improve the final results. Hit the link for full details, and check our tutorial on working with layers if you need to refresh your skills.