Hey gang. Like I posted a few weeks ago, my wife and I took pictures of my sister and her husband & new baby for their Christmas present. Lighting was six $6 clip-lights from Home Depot with 100W bulbs. Not too bad I guess. Especially since I returned 4 of them later and sold the other two to my brother-in-law at a small profit. Backdrop was a tan sheet from my sister's closet. That's the only color they had and it didn't occur to me to stop at a store and get a black sheet or something. Anyway, the tan doesn't always work, as you can see here: In this case, I attempted to make the background a nice, desaturated blue. I used gaussian blur and Replace Color basically, although I also used a few other tools along the edge to try and clean things up. Still, I'm not totally satisfied with the result: My biggest problems were with her hair where it flips up, since a lot of the tan showed through the hair and the magic wand tool couldn't really distinguish between OoF hair and sheet. Naturally I could spend lots of time on each picture, but if we're going to do prints of the best 50 or so, I can't spend hours on each photo. Here is another example, my mother with the baby: In this case I made the background black, again with magic wand, gaussian blur, and replace color & Hue/Saturation: I'm still not thrilled with the halo around everything but I can't figure out how to make the edge look good otherwise... if I run the marqee right up to the edge and then change colors it looks very unnatural, much too sharp of a transition. Any suggestions you might have would be MOST appreciated. Finally, here is my favorite picture from the whole shoot: Isn't she cute? Thanks in advance.