5 Beginner Tips for Editing Image Backgrounds

5 Beginner Tips for Editing Image Backgrounds


Did you know that around 1.8 billion photos are uploaded to the cloud each day in the United States?

Whether you are taking photos of your newborn, art, or for your career, you will want to get the best image possible.

If you want to improve the quality of your images, you should pay attention to their backgrounds. 

Continue reading to discover some of the best tips for editing image backgrounds so that you can create the best content! 

  1. Choose Something Simple 

One of the best tips for editing image backgrounds is to choose something simple.

Taking photos with a simple background can simplify the editing process. When there are items in motion or there are different shades of light, it can affect the quality of your photos. As you become more experienced, you will be able to take shots that aren’t overwhelming to viewers and are in focus. 

  1. Crop Your Photo

Have you ever looked at a photo and wanted to get rid of half of it?

When you have an empty space or something in the shot that you don’t want, you can get rid of it with the cropping tool. Cropping can give you a lot of control over the image and help draw attention to the right areas. 

If your photo feels unbalanced, you likely need to crop a portion of it out. 

  1. Remove the Background Completely

Did you know that you can remove background from an image if you just want a part of the photo?

In a photo-editing application, you can select the area you want to save and remove the rest. Go to the photo settings and choose the format, from there you should see an option to remove the background. 

Most programs will try to default the background and will mark it for you to review.

  1. Balance the Colors 

When the colors aren’t balanced in photos, they can appear gray, blue, red, or even green.

The first step in balancing colors is to use the white balance tool. This will tell the computer what is supposed to be white and will adjust all of the other colors accordingly. If you don’t do this step first, you might have to readjust everything and do double the work. 

Contrast and tone settings can also help you balance the colors to get the best image possible. 

  1. Focus on Framing

When you have a focal point because of your camera, you need to properly frame it.

Editing becomes easier when you have the subject of the photo in the center of the frame. Putting the focal point in the center of the frame gives you more room to crop and make adjustments. 

You can also alter the focus, color, and pixilation of the background to draw attention to a certain area. 

Improve Your Image Backgrounds

When it comes to editing image backgrounds, there are a couple of skills that you should learn. 

Getting the focal point in the center of the frame will give you more room to make adjustments and crop parts out. Always try to take photos of subjects with a simple background as you start out so that you don’t have to worry about shutter timing. 

Be sure to check out our blog for more articles about photo editing and capturing the best shots! 

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