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Create your own AI Backgrounds

Learn how to use prompts or images to create your own AI-generated backgrounds

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Written by Jonathan Reed
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Unleash your creativity with Photoroom and get the AI to create any background you want! You can either enter a text description or choose an image to use as inspiration and then the AI will create the background for you.


Note: As the backgrounds are generated by AI, the quality of results may vary (especially for human hands, faces, and animals). The Photoroom team are working hard to continue improving the AI.


On iPhone and iPad

To create your own AI background, use a text prompt or an image prompt.

There are two types of text prompt:

  • Assisted prompt, where Photoroom provides a structure for you to follow, with suggestions.

  • Manual prompt, where you are free to describe the scene you want.

If you prefer, you can use an image prompt, where you upload your reference image, or use an image from Unsplash. The AI uses that image as inspiration.

Assisted prompt

To use an assisted prompt on iPhone or iPad:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from Photo and then choose an image to upload.

    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content.

  2. Select Backgrounds. (This step only applies if you are editing an existing design).

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.

  5. Make sure the Assisted tab is selected.

  6. In the Your subject on field, enter a short description of the surface that the subject of your image should be on. Alternatively, select one of the suggestions shown below the field.


  7. In the With ... in the background field, enter a short description of the background that you want. Alternatively, select one of the suggestions shown below the field.

  8. Select Generate Images.

    The AI creates 4 suggested images. You can choose one of those or select Generate 4 more to create some more. You can also change your prompt at the top, if needed.

  9. Select the image you want to use.

  10. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  11. Select Export. Use the export options to save and share your image.

  12. Select Done.

Manual prompt

To use a manual prompt on iPhone or iPad:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content.

  2. Select Backgrounds. (This step only applies if you are editing an existing design).

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Manual tab.

  6. In the Prompt field, enter a description of the scene you want to create.

    You can also tell the AI about your image preferences, for example, you can tell the AI if the object in your image is small or large.

  7. [Optional]. Turn on Add negative prompt and enter a short description of any things you don't want the AI to include in the image. For example, "dark" to make sure the image is light.​

  8. Select Generate Images.

    The AI creates 4 suggested images. You can choose one of those or select Generate 4 more to create some more. You can also edit the prompt by selecting the prompt box at the top.

  9. [Optional] Use Change size to change the image dimensions. Select Done to confirm.

  10. Select the image you want to use.

  11. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  12. Select Export. Use the export options to save and share your image.

  13. Select Done.

Image prompt

Use an image prompt to choose an image to use as inspiration for your new AI-generated background. You can upload your own image or use an image from Unsplash.

To use an image prompt on iPhone or iPad:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content.

  2. Select Backgrounds. (This step only applies if you are editing an existing design).

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Image tab.

  6. Either:

    • Select Select an image and then upload an image file, take a new photo, generate an AI image, or choose from the range of images provided.

    • Choose an image from the Inspirations section.

  7. [Optional] Use Change size to change the dimensions of the image.

  8. Choose one of the AI-generated backgrounds or select Generate 4 more to get more AI-generated images.

    To change the inspiration image, select the Inspiration image prompt at the top, and then choose a different image.

  9. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  10. Select Export. Use the export options to save and share your image.

  11. Select Done.

Note: When you use a reference image to generate a new background in batch mode, it’s not possible to create the exact same background for each image. This is a universal issue with AI-generated images. If you're working on a batch of images, we recommend using AI Backgrounds on the web. Toggle on “high consistency” to generate more similar backgrounds.


On Android

To create your own AI-generated background you can use a text prompt or an image prompt.

There are two types of text prompt:

  • Assisted prompt, where Photoroom provides a structure for you to follow, with suggestions.

  • Manual prompt, where you are free to describe the scene you want.

If you prefer, you can use an image prompt, where you upload an image or use an image from Unsplash. The AI uses that image as inspiration.

Assisted prompt

To use an assisted prompt on an Android device:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content.

  2. Select Backgrounds. (This step only applies if you are editing an existing design).

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.

  5. Make sure the Assisted tab is selected.

  6. In the Your subject on field, enter a short description of the surface that the subject of your image should be on. Alternatively, select one of the suggestions shown below the field.


  7. In the With ... in the background field, enter a short description of the background that you want. Alternatively, select one of the suggestions shown below the field.

  8. Select Done or Generate Images.

    The AI creates 4 suggested images. You can choose one of those or select Generate 4 more to create some more. You can also change your prompt at the top, if needed.

  9. Select the image you want to use.

  10. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  11. Select Export. Use the export options to save and share your image.

  12. Select Done.

Manual prompt

To use a manual prompt on an Android device:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content.

  2. Select Backgrounds. (This step only applies if you are editing an existing design).

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Manual tab.

  6. In the Prompt field, enter a description of the scene you want to create.

    You can also tell the AI about your image preferences, for example, you can tell the AI if the object in your image is small or large.

  7. [Optional]. Turn on Add negative prompt and enter a short description of any things you don't want the AI to include in the image. For example, "dark" to make sure the image is light.​

  8. Select Generate Images.

    The AI creates 4 suggested images. You can choose one of those or select Generate 4 more to create some more. You can also edit the prompt by selecting the prompt box at the top.

  9. [Optional] Use Resize to change the image dimensions. Select Done to confirm.

  10. Select the image you want to use.

  11. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  12. Select Export. Use the export options to save and share your image.

  13. Select Done.

Image prompt

Use an image prompt to choose an image to use as inspiration for your new AI-generated background. You can upload your own image or use an image from Unsplash.

To use an image prompt on Android:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content.

  2. Select Backgrounds. (This step only applies if you are editing an existing design).

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Image tab.

  6. Either:

    • Select Select an image and then upload an image file, take a new photo, generate an AI image, or choose from the range of images provided.

    • Choose an image from the Inspirations section.

  7. [Optional] Use Resize to change the dimensions of the image.

  8. Choose one of the AI-generated backgrounds or select Generate 4 more to get more AI-generated images.

    To change the inspiration image, select the Inspiration image prompt at the top, and then choose a different image.

  9. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  10. Select Export. Use the export options to save and share your image.

  11. Select Done.

Note: When you use a reference image to generate a new background in batch mode, it’s not possible to create the exact same background for each image. This is a universal issue with AI-generated images. If you're working on a batch of images, we recommend using AI Backgrounds on the web. Toggle on “high consistency” to generate more similar backgrounds.


On Web App

To create your own AI-generated background, you can use a text prompt or an image prompt.

There are two types of text prompt:

  • Assisted prompt, where Photoroom provides a structure for you to follow, with suggestions.

  • Manual prompt, where you are free to describe the scene you want.

If you prefer, you can use an image prompt, where you upload an image or use an image from Unsplash. The AI uses that image as inspiration.

💡Learn more in our image prompting blog post. (English)

Assisted prompt

To use an assisted prompt:

(Video shows Photoroom on Web App)

  1. Log in to the Photoroom Web App at app.photoRoom.com.

  2. In the Create section, select Select a Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, select Designs and choose an existing design to edit.

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Assisted tab.

  6. In the Your subject on field, enter a short description of the surface that the subject of your image should be on.

  7. In the With ... in the background field, enter a short description of the background that you want.

  8. Select Generate Images.

    The AI creates 4 suggested images. You can choose one of those or select Generate 4 more to create some more.

  9. Select the image you want to use.

  10. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  11. Select Download to download a copy of the image. Photoroom saves the image in your Designs too.

Manual prompt

To use a manual prompt:

(Video shows Photoroom Web App)

  1. Log in to the Photoroom Web App at app.photoRoom.com.

  2. In the Create section, select Select a Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, select Designs and choose an existing design to edit.

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Manual tab.

  6. In the Prompt field, enter a description of the scene you want to create.

  7. [Optional] Turn on Add negative prompt and then enter a short description of any things you don't want the AI to include in the image. For example, "dark" to make sure the image is light.

  8. Select Generate Images.

    The AI creates 4 suggested images. You can choose one of those or select Generate 4 more to create some more.

  9. Select the image you want to use.

  10. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  11. Select Download to download a copy of the image. Photoroom saves the image in your Designs too.

Image prompt

Use an image prompt to choose an image to use as inspiration for your new AI-generated background. You can upload your own image or use an image from Unsplash.

(Video shows Photoroom Web App)

  1. Log in to the Photoroom Web App at app.photoRoom.com.

  2. In the Create section, select Select a Photo and then choose an image to upload.
    Alternatively, select Designs and choose an existing design to edit.

  3. Select AI Backgrounds.

  4. Select Create a background.​

  5. Select the Image tab.

  6. Either:

    • Drop an image file into the box or select the link to upload an image

    • Use the search box to find a suitable inspiration image in Unsplash.

  7. Choose one of the AI-generated backgrounds or select Generate 4 more to get more AI-generated images.

  8. [Optional] Use the editing settings to make further changes to the design.

  9. Select Download to download a copy of the image. Photoroom saves the image in your Designs too.

Note: When you use a reference image to generate a new background in batch mode, it’s not possible to create the exact same background for each image. This is a universal issue with AI-generated images. If you're working on a batch of images, we recommend using AI Backgrounds on the web. Toggle on “high consistency” to generate more similar backgrounds.


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