When looking at a portrait, backgrounds come sometimes be distracting. This is why retouching a portrait background can be so beneficial.
Whether experimenting with a creative look or trying to remedy a distracting background, background retouching can really elevate a portrait. In the images below you will see how I blended a texture onto a plain background. This image of Megan is beautiful, but I thought the background could use a little more interest, since it was just plain white. I decided to blend a texture into the image. Taking images of your own textures is always fun, but this time I found a free stock image. I used a Photo by La Miko from Pexels.com
I started by doing a few quick edits to brighten up the image a bit and add a little more contrast. I then brought in the textured image to photoshop and blended and masked it. By retouching the background of this portrait I was able to add some interest to the image that was not there before.