There are a variety of different ways that you can change the effects and background of your images online. We’re going to be introducing you to a method that will offer just that. PLUS a step-by-step demo on how to do it. If you want to learn about other ways to change the background of your images outside of online tools, you can also use one the other methods that we introduce here.
The online method that we’ll be introducing is the Fotor editor. This graphics editor will allow you to remove the background of your image and apply a couple of new effects. The only drawback is that it’s not completely free. You can try the product for free, but its background removal tools are premium and require a subscription.
Click the “EDIT” box on the front-page of the website. This will open up the main photo editor — which will allow you to remove the background of the image and add effects to it too.
Next, let’s import the photograph that you want to edit using the “Open” icon on the top menu bar. This will open a drop-down menu where you can choose the “Computer” option. This will prompt a windows/mac pop up that will ask you to choose the image for you to edit.
Fotor offers a couple of tools that you can use to remove the background of your images. This can be done using the “MAGIC CLIPPER” module. This is a premium tool, one that you’re going to have to pay for, or else all your images will be watermarked (like the image below.)
The tools under the MAGIC CLIPPER are:
You can also make the following changes to the main tools using:
Tip: If you want to see what the image will look like without finalizing it, you can use the “Press to Preview” button.
As mentioned, Fotor will also allow you to change the effects of the photo. You can do this by applying one of their preset filters under “Effects” OR by adjusting the look of the overall image under “Basic.”
Remember to save your image when you’re done! You can do so by clicking on the “Save” icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.
Tip: Remember, unless you want the photo to be saved with the FOTOR watermark, you’re going to have to pay for their monthly subscription.
Wondershare Fotophire Editing Toolkit is an easy-to-use and powerful toolkit that can help you to get the work done easily. Not only is will it allow you to edit your photos in a variety of different ways, but you’ll also be able to remove images almost automatically. This can all be done using the Fotophire Editing Toolkit, which is an easy-to-use graphics editor that offers a variety of different features.
Purchase the Fotophire Editing Toolkit in order to use the FULL version, but if you’re not ready to invest just yet — you can download and install the FREE trial first.
In order to begin, you’re going to have to launch the “Photo Cutter” editor first. This is marked by a large scissor icon (as shown in the image below.)
Import the image into the “Photo Cutter” editor by clicking on the “Open…” text on the main menu page. This will allow you to choose the image that you want to edit the background of.
We can finally start with changing the background! You’re going to have to remove the background first of course, but this is easily enough done. Just use the tools under the “CUT - OUT” module. Underneath this menu is a couple of tools:
Other tools include:
The “PHOTOMONTAGE” tool will allow you to customize the background of your image. You can choose one of the fun presets (like we did in the image below) or upload your own custom background by clicking on the “+” box.
Lastly, remember to save your image before leaving the editor. You can do this by clicking on the “Save” icon (as highlighted below.)
This is when we start looking at other options, and of course — we can’t talk about background photo editors without mentioning Adobe Photoshop. This is the graphics editor to have. It’s front-loaded with tons of premium tools and is used by professionals all over the world. There’s no denying that this is a powerful program, but there’s also no denying its complexity. It requires a lot of training and googling to be able to use this properly, but luckily for you — we’ve compressed the steps in the following demo!
In order to start, you’re going to need to import the photo. This can be done by clicking the “Open…” button on the main menu page. This will prompt a windows pop-up that will ask you to choose the image that you need to edit.
The easiest way to remove the background of your image is to use a transparent mask. There are a couple of ways that you can apply this mask — click “Select” tab > “Select and Mask…” You can also use the keyboard shortcut Alt + Ctrl + R.
Of course, this won’t delete the background of the image automatically. You’re going to have to erase the mask around the foreground area. This will ensure that you’re deleting only the parts of the image that you need to delete (the background.) Once you’re done cleaning up the mask, click the “OK” button on the bottom right-hand side of the screen.
You’re going to have to finalize these changes by applying the mask to the layer. You can do this by right-clicking on the original layer and clicking the “Apply Layer Mask.”
You can change the background of your image by applying a new layer. This layer can be made by clicking on the “Create New Layer” icon on the bottom right-hand side of the screen (to the left of the trash icon.) By making a new layer you can:
Tip: Make sure that your background layer is underneath the original layer.
You’re done! Just remember to save it as an image file before you get going. To do this, click on the “File” tab > “Save as…” You will be given the option to change your image into a JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
The third method will be a Mobile App called the Background Eraser. It’s a FREE app, one that contains tons of annoying pop-up ads, but it gets the job done. It will allow you to specifically remove the background of the image and add make sure that it looks good.
The App itself is free, you can download it through this link. OR you can look it up on the App or Google play store. Either way, it should only take a couple of minutes to download and install.
The Background Remove App will then ask you to crop out as much of the image as possible. This will make it easier for you to delete the entire background — by leaving less of it around. When you’re satisfied with the crop, you can click on the “Done” icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.
There are a couple of tools that you can use to delete the background of your image. Each of these tools works differently, just choose whichever works for you.
Tip: If you make a mistake you can fix it by using the “Repair” tool.
If you don’t like the sharpness of your image you can increase/decrease it by clicking on the numbers on the bottom of the screen. Once you’re satisfied with the sharpness, click the “Save” icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.
Your file should have been automatically saved into your gallery. However, you can make a couple of changes using one or two of the options that the App recommends. On the other hand, if you’re happy with what you got, click “Finish.”
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