How to Change the Background of a Photo

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Would you like to completely get rid of the background of one of your photos and replace it with a new image instead? Can you imagine the possibilities if you do that, as you could effectively superimpose your subject onto any background you see fit?

Of course if you want to ‘change’ the background of a photo, you need to be able to isolate and remove it, then replace it with a new image. That may not seem easy at first, but if you use Movavi Photo Editor it actually isn’t that difficult at all.

The first thing you need to do is launch Movavi Photo Editor and load the photo that you want to edit. To do that just click on the ‘Browse for Images’ button and select the photo you want to edit, or drag and drop the file into the main window of the interface.

When you’re ready to use Movavi Photo Editor as a background remover, click on the aptly named ‘Background Removal’ tab at the top part of the interface. Select the green ‘Foreground Brush’ in the panel on the right and paint over the elements that you want to keep, then select the red ‘Background Brush’ and paint over the background that you want to remove.

As you paint over the elements in your photo, a yellow line will appear denoting the objects you’ve marked. Assuming you’re satisfied, click on the ‘Set New Background’ and Movavi Photo Editor will remove the background and you can then click ‘Add Image’ to add a new one in its place.

If you’re satisfied with the new background you can click ‘Save’ to save the photo. Of course it would be better if you spend a few minutes using the other features of Movavi Photo Editor to enhance the photo quality, apply artistic filters, remove unwanted objects, add captions, touchup portraits, or transform the frame and orientation.

It is worth noting that rather than using a new image to replace your background, you could leave it blank and save it that way to create a transparency. Naturally it is up to you what you wish to do, but the fact of the matter is that you now know how to use Movavi Photo Editor to isolate the background, remove it, and possibly add a new image in its place if you want to.

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