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I want to get black background in portrait and effect like this,check my attach image file. by using which software I can get this,I guess by Lightroom but I try and failed.So Please anyone help me to get out of this problem

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    \$\begingroup\$ I wouldn't use Lightroom, although it is probably possible. I would use Photoshop or GIMP if you don't have PS. Convert to BW, add some layer masks and start messing with the levels. You'll get it. \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 18:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ Or you could just shoot it correctly to kill the ambient. photo.stackexchange.com/q/34392/15871 \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 22:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ See also: photo.stackexchange.com/q/18537/15871 \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 22:22

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Lightroom isn't designed for this type of photo editing; this is what Photoshop is designed to do. Even if you don't eventually use Photoshop, search Google/Youtube for "Photoshop Masking", or "Replace Background Photoshop". There are literally hundreds of tutorials that will walk you through how to mask.


Little late, but here's your answer:

I found the photographer, Mohammad Zia Ali, on Facebook, and came across this incredible video he posted on his post-processing technique using Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop. Make sure you watch in HD.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You might want to describe the actual steps in the video tutorial, since links tend to go stale over time. \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 19:10

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