Photoshop Demo

Click to see a full-size image Before:  I wanted to remove the ugly computers in the background, to soften up the dark areas behind me, and to remove the stark white edge of a computer blocking my shoulder in the lower left corner of the picture.
Luckily, I had another photo from which I could copy-and-paste the missing shoulder. Click to see a full-size image
Click to see a full-size image After:  I then copied the head and shoulders to a higher layer, and placed a soft gray background behind them. The real work was in blurring and blending the edges to achieve a natural blend with the background. Click the image to see a full-size view.

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