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Create your own Instant 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.

To learn how to create your own Instant Background, select the link for your device:

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


On iPhone and iPad

To create your own AI-generated Instant 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 iPhone or iPad:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Instant Backgrounds 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 the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

    A callout arrow points to the pencil icon in the top-right corner of the Photoroom interface.
  4. Make sure the Assisted tab is selected.

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

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

    Assisted custom prompt. The fields are set to :Your subject on



  7. Select Generate Images.

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

  8. Select the image you want to use.

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

  10. Select Done.

Manual prompt

To use a manual prompt on iPhone or iPad:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Instant Backgrounds 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 the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

    A callout arrow points to the pencil icon in the top-right corner of the Photoroom interface.


  4. Select the Manual tab.

  5. 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.

  6. This step is 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.

    Manual custom prompt. There is a prompt field with a description. The add negative prompt option is enabled and in its field are a list of things the AI should avoid.


  7. 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 select Change size (Resize on Android) to alter the size of the image.

  8. Select the image you want to use.

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

  10. 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 Instant Backgrounds and then choose an image to upload.

    Alternatively, you can select Your Designs and choose one of your existing designs to edit. When the design opens in the editor, select Backgrounds and then Instant Backgrounds.

  2. On the Instant Backgrounds page, select Create a background.

  3. Select the Image tab.

  4. Either:

    • Select Select an image and then upload an image file

    • Choose an image from the Inspirations section.

  5. 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 pencil icon next to Inspiration image.

  6. Select Done to close the settings for the Inspiration image layer.

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


On Android

To create your own AI-generated Instant Background you can use a text prompt. Image prompts are not currently supported for Android.

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.

Assisted prompt

To use an assisted prompt on an Android device:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Instant Backgrounds and then choose an image to upload.

    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content. When the design is shown in the editor, select Backgrounds and then Instant Backgrounds.

  2. Select the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

    Instant Backgrounds page. A callout arrow points to the pencil icon in the top right corner.
  3. Make sure the Assisted tab is selected.

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

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

    Assisted prompt. There is a field called Your subject on and below it a field called with in the background.

  6. 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.

    To change the prompt, select the pencil icon next to the prompt.

  7. Select the image you want to use.

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

  9. Select Done.

Manual prompt

To use a manual prompt on an Android device:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Instant Backgrounds and then choose an image to upload.

    Alternatively, you can edit one of your existing designs from Your Content. When the design is shown in the editor, select Backgrounds and then Instant Backgrounds.

  2. Select the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

    Instant Backgrounds page. A callout arrow points to the pencil icon in the top right corner.

  3. Select the Manual tab.

  4. 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.

  5. This step is 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.

    Manual prompt. There is a prompt field where you enter a description. There is an add negative prompt switch with a field below it for adding details of things you don't want in the image.

  6. Select Generate Images.

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

  7. Select the image you want to use.

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

  9. Select Done.


On Web App

To create your own AI-generated Instant 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:

(Video shows Photoroom on Web App)

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

  2. In the Create section, select Instant Backgrounds and then choose an image to upload.

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

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

  4. Select the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

  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. Select Download to download a copy of the image. Photoroom saves the image in Your Content under 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 Instant Backgrounds and then choose an image to upload.

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

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

  4. Select the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

  5. Select the Manual tab.

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

  7. This step is 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. Select Download to download a copy of the image. Photoroom saves the image in Your Content under 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 Instant Backgrounds and then choose an image to upload.

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

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

  4. Select the "pencil" icon next to Instant Backgrounds.

  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. Select Download to download a copy of the image. Photoroom saves the image in Your Content under Designs too.


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