Discover how PhotoRoom separates your designs into different layers that you can edit.

Written by Craig Wright
Updated over a week ago

In Photoroom, your designs and templates consist of several layers. For example, if you import a photo of some food, you will get a design with at least two layers:

  1. Background layer

  2. Foreground object layer.

A close-up of a photo of a bowl of soup, imported into Photoroom. The background has a number 1 label and the soup bowl has a number 2 label. The labels are for illustration purposes only and do not appear in the actual app.

You will always get a background layer. The number of foreground layers can be one or more, depending on what is in your photo or design. Photoroom will name the layers automatically, based on what it thinks is on the layer.

When you edit a design, you can use the Select feature (iPhone) or Layers (Android) to view the different layers. On the Web App version of Photoroom, the layers are shown in the side panel.

Design based on a Photoroom template. The image has a head on a color circle. The canvas has a white background. At the bottom. there is a Layers section with each layer listed.

The order of the layers is important. The bottom of the list represents the lowest layer of your image (the background). The top of the list is the highest layer (the foreground). Each layer is placed on top of the background in order to create the final design. You can change the order by dragging and dropping the layers to a different position.

Each layer has its own editing settings for changing colors, lighting effects, replacing an image, replacing a background, as appropriate.


If you Insert extra images into a design, Photoroom will create extra layers for those. The extra layers also have their own settings for editing.

To learn how to use layers, see:

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