Using the Background Tool

One of the essential editing tools of BeFunky is the Background tool. With this versatile tool, you can create transparent and solid-colored background images or use the tool to selectively remove the background around the subject of your image. The Background tool can be found in the Edit section of our Photo Editor

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Create a Transparent or Solid Colored Background

Step 1:  Open your image in the Photo Editor

Step 2: Select the Background tool in the Edit section of the left-hand menu.

Step 3: Transparent Background Image. By default, when you select the Background tool your image will become transparent (that checkerboard signifies transparency). If a transparent background image is what you want, you can click Apply now. For a solid colored background, continue to Step 4. 

Step 4: Solid Colored Background Image. To enable the color options, uncheck Transparent.

Step 5: Click the color swatch for Fill Color, then select your color using the Color Picker.

Step 6: Adjust the Fill Amount and Opacity sliders to see your image come through the color overlay.

Pro Tip: If you have the Opacity at 100 and adjust the Fill Amount, you'll get a nice color overlay on your image. 

Selectively Remove an Image Background

Step 1: Follow Step 1 & 2 above, then select Erase mode. 

Step 2: Click Isolate Subject to let our A.I. detect the subject in your image. This tool works really well for images with defined subjects. If your image has multiple subjects or a very busy background, you may need to manually remove the background.

Pro Tip: Use our Cutout tool for a more versatile selection of background removal tools.

Step 3: Manually remove the background. (There's a few ways to do this method, the following steps are what we've found to be the easiest.) Click Invert Selection to reveal your image.

Step 4: Adjust the Brush Size, Hardness, and Strength, then paint around your subject to remove the background.

Pro Tip: If you find you've painted over too much of the background, use the Remove tool to bring those areas back. 

Step 5: When you're done, click Apply. When you are ready to save your image, don't forget to save it as a .PNG so it'll preserve the transparency!

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