Masking in Photoshop to remove unwanted objects - when you have an image that is symmetrical or nearly so, and one side is perfect while the other is wrought with problems - duplicate the background and flip the layer horizontally.
Newborn Photo edit background: The background effect was done using the brush tool on soft and masking out the baby. on a seperate layer I used the brush tool to color the background which colored over the outer edges of the baby. I then added a mask which allowed me to remove the brush on the baby as I desired.
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