Dakota Morgan's Photography
For these desktop backgrounds, the theme was of subject missing. What this means is that one, or multiple, subject(s) of the photograph are missing from the photograph, with a silhouette where they used to be.
To create this desired effect, I had used the Magnetic Lasso tool to outline the subject, select it, then delete. After the desired subjects were deleted from the photograph, the Paint Bucket tool was then used to flood the empty transparent area with black. As not all of the subject was caught by the lasso, or filled with the bucket tool, the Paintbrush tool is used to cover up any uncaught subject parts.