Newbie with a question

Brand new to Photolab but really enjoying what I have learned so far. There is still so much to learn. I was hoping to get some quick help though. I have a wonderful photo of a baby owl that I’d like to refine. I’ve made some basic edits using PhotoLab 2 but I can’t figure out how to edit the background. It has some distracting background images behind the main subject that I’d like to eliminate by simply creating a solid colour background. Is there any way to do this? Any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Hello Dale,

As you are a newbie I’d recommend you to visit Tutorials section and this one in particular - Tutorial DxO PhotoLab by the user

And I hope our profi Forum guys will give you some advice as well.

Svetlana G.

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Welcome to the forum.
In local adjustment you can use masking around your subject, the owl, and use “blur”-slider to create artificial bokeh.
And use second mask to enhance sharpnes of the feathers using local clearview and vibrance.

Also, in NIK Color Efex there is a filter titled “Vignette Bokeh”. That might be helpful in this situation.

Awesome. Thanks folks.