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Add an outline to an object

Learn how to use outlines to make objects stand out in your designs

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Written by Craig Wright
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A popular way to emphasise foreground objects in designs is to use an outline. Depending on your requirements, you can:

  • Change the thickness of an outline

  • Change the color of an outline

  • Use a blurred outline for a softer, fuzzier outline.

For example, this image of a coat has a blue outline with a blurred edge.

A black winter coat. Around it is a blue outline with blurred edges.

On iPhone or iPad

To add an outline effect on iPhone or iPad:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from photo and then choose an image to import. Choose a template for the design, for example, Original image to keep the background from a photo.

    Alternatively, you can select a design from Your Content and edit that.

  2. Select Layers.

  3. Select the object layer that you want to have an outline effect.

  4. Scroll down to the Outline setting and switch it on.

  5. Use the outline settings to control the appearance:

    1. Select Width and then use the slider to control the thickness of the outline.

    2. Select Blur and then use the slider to control the sharpness of the outline.

    3. Select Color to display a color selector. Select a color from the image, the palette, or select the hex value and enter the value for your preferred color. For more colors and options, select Advanced.

  6. Select Done to confirm your choices.

  7. Select Done on the layer.

  8. Select Done on the Layers settings.

  9. Select Export and use the export settings to save and share your design.

To learn more about using the color selectors, see Color selectors in Photoroom.


On Android

To add an outline effect on the Android version of Photoroom:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from photo and then choose an image to import. Choose a template for the design, for example, Original image to keep the background from a photo.

    Alternatively, you can select a design from Your Content and edit that.

  2. Select Layers.

  3. Select the object layer that you want to have an outline effect.

  4. Scroll down to the Outline setting and switch it on.

  5. Use the outline settings to control the appearance:

    1. Select Size and then use the slider to control the thickness of the outline.

    2. Select Blur and then use the slider to control the sharpness of the outline.

    3. Select Color to display a color selector. Select a color from the image or the palette. Alternatively, select the hex value and enter the value for your preferred color.

  6. Select Done on the layer.

  7. Select Done on the Layers settings.

  8. Select Export and use the export settings to save and share your design.

To learn more about using the color selectors, see Color selectors in Photoroom.


On Web App

To add an outline effect on the Web App (desktop):

(Video shows Photoroom on Web App)

  1. On the Create page, select Select a photo and then choose an image to import. Choose a template for the design, for example, Original image to keep the background from a photo.

    Alternatively, you can select one of your existing Designs and edit that.

  2. Select the object layer that you want to have an outline effect.

  3. Scroll down to the Outline setting and switch it on.

  4. Use the outline settings to control the appearance:

    1. Select Width and then use the slider to control the thickness of the outline.

    2. Select Blur and then use the slider to control the sharpness of the outline.

    3. Select a Color from the preset colours.

      Alternatively, select the color wheel (multi-color circle) to display a color selector. Use the color selector to select a color. You can enter a hex value in the field at the bottom or use the arrow button to switch to other color settings, such as RGB.

  5. Select Download to save your design and download a local copy in the browser.


To learn more about using the color selectors, see Color selectors in Photoroom.


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