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How to add a color background to your photo

With Photo Studio it’s easy to remove and replace a photo background. The program provides a wide choice of fun backgrounds, and you can even import your own backgrounds to use as pictures.

Before and after adding a color background

But what if you want to add a simple color background to your picture? For example, a clean white background for product shots, or a pastel background on a portrait photo. This is also possible in Photo Studio, simply follow the steps below.

If you don’t already own Photo Studio you can download a free trial to test this:

 

Step 1 – Remove the existing background

Open your photo in Photo Studio and go to the Background tab.

Background tab in Photo Studio interface

Remove the original background automatically, by clicking “Replace automatically (AI)”. You can find more information about background removal in this tutorial.

Image after background removal

 

Step 2 – Select a background color

Once your background is gone, click “continue” to open the new background options. Then click the “Color” tab.

Color background options

There are multiple ways to choose a color:

1. Use the color selector

Simply click a color in the left-hand panel to preview it on your photo.

You can adjust the shades in the panel by moving the circle in the vertical bar.

Tip: if you find a shade you like using the color selector, take a note of the Hex code (#code). This will make it easy to find the same shade next time.

 

2. Enter a color code

If you know exactly what color you want to use, you can add the code directly. There are boxes for decimal RGB codes and also for Hex code.

Color code boxes

Some basic hex codes include:

White: #FFFFFF

Black: #000000

Red: #FF0000

Yellow: #FFFF00

Blue: #0000FF

Green: #008000

 

3. Pick a color from your photo

You can also choose a color from your foreground image to use for the background.

To do this, click the pipette then click your photo to pick the color.

Background color selected with pipette

 

Step 3 – Save your photo

Once you’re happy with the background color, click “Save a copy” to return to the main Photo Studio workspace and continue editing.

 

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