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Introduction to editing in Photoroom
Introduction to editing in Photoroom

Learn the basics of editing a design in Photoroom

Written by Craig Wright
Updated over a week ago

Photoroom has a wide range of editing features that you can use to customize your designs. There is so much you can do, from changing colors to adding new backgrounds and text.

Here, we provide a quick overview of the main free editing features and explain where you can find instructions on how to use them.

The main free editing features are:

  • Cutout for adding or removing parts of the original background.

  • Templates for adding a pre-designed background and possibly other elements.

  • Layers for editing background and foreground objects.

  • Images and text for adding extra content to your designs.

Cutout for restoring or removing the original background

When you import a new image, Photoroom automatically removes its background.

If Photoroom has removed too much or too little of your background, use the Cutout feature to edit it. Cutout lets you restore some of the original background or remove more of it.

To learn how to use cutout, see Add and remove parts of an image with Edit Cutout.

Note: If you want to restore the entire background from the original image, it is quicker and easier to use the original background template.

Templates for pre-made backgrounds

When you have imported an image, the next step is to choose a template. A template is a pre-made background and it may also contain other images and text.

You can choose a template from the Photoroom library or use one of your own.

To learn about using templates, see Templates.

Layer settings for colors, transparency, and other effects

When you have applied a template, Photoroom opens your design in the editor. Your design has at least two layers:

  • A background layer

  • A foreground layer for the subject of your design.

Your design could have many more layers, depending on which template you use. Each layer contains different parts of your design. For example, you could have a background layer, a layer for a foreground object, and a layer for some text.

Every layer has settings for styling the objects on that layer. This is where you can make changes to the color and apply effects such as shadows, outlines, and blurring.

To learn more, see:

Add images and text to a design

Use Photoroom's Insert feature to add images and graphics to your designs. You can also use the Text feature to add words. This is a handy way to add marketing information, eye-catching banners, and graphical elements such as arrows to your designs.

To learn about inserting content into your designs, see:

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