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make background black without making person look 'pasted in'

I have two attached photos, one with my daughter and the original background, and one with her with a black background.

The one with the black background looks terrible.  How can I get rid of everything behind her without it looking so bad?

I know - simple to ask, hard to do.  My Photoshop skills are not quite up to the task.

Thank you!!

Tom

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Hi Tom,

Look at this. Isn't she nice:

 Isabelle PNG
And a Photoshop file:

 Isabelle-new.psd


regards

Nrisimha
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The two pictures were not quite what i wanted.

I want everything behind her, surrounding her, to be black.  The only things that won't be black is her, her sweater, face and hair.

In other words, I want it to look like she sat for her picture with a black background behind her.


I will work my way through the tutorial and come back later.

Thank you,

Tom
Look the attached file. I did change the background with similar steps on the link below. This may not be the perfect image you want but you can improve it using the techniques presented on the tutorial.

http://www.wetzelandcompany.com/Photoshop_Tutorials/GreenScreen.php

Sincerely,
Ed
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thx