Have you ever wondered how people make their pictures more attractive by changing the background color?
In order to make your image stand out, you need to know how to change the background color if you have already begun using photopea a couple of days ago. With a change in color, your subject is easier to distinguish from the background, so the viewer can understand the image.
The following tutorial is written in a way that even a beginner can easily understand how to change the background color quickly and easily within Photopea, so let’s get started.
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There are four methods to change a background in photopea
Method # 1
First, you can change the background color when you create a new project.
To change background color, click on a file from the menu bar and then select new or use keyboard shortcut ‘alt+ctrl+n’ a new project window will appear.
Now if you notice there is a background option in the new project window. Besides it, a drop-down option is available. now click on it and now you can only change the background to white or black or transparent.
But if you want to change background color there is a color picker beside the drop-down menu. Click on it and now select a color by clicking held and dragging the mouse in the color picker window.
Now create a project.
Method # 2
For this method first, click on the adjustment layer icon and then select the first option which is color fill.
Now a color picker window will appear you can change the background from here just select a color and click ok.
If you don’t like the color and want to change the background color, double click on the color fill adjustment layer and then select a color.
Now you can change the background color as many times as you want there is no limitation.
Method # 3
Now select the color fill layer to do that right-click on the color fill layer and select delete or select color fill layer and just press delete on the keyboard.
Now right click on the background layer and select blending options.
Now check color overlay.
Now you can change the background color from its color picker just like we did in previous methods.
Method # 4
For the final method right click on the background and select blending options.
Now uncheck the color overlay and check the gradient overlay.
Now click on the gradient map and the gradient editor window will appear.
Now select the first point and click on its color picker and select a color and for the second point do the same.
For this tutorial, I change my color to this ‘ff00a1’ copy this color value, and paste it in hex in the color picker, and click ok.
Now select the second point and change color to this ‘ff002f’ copy and paste this color value in hex in the color picker, and click ok.
Now you can customize this gradient by changing its blend mode, style, angle, and scale.
Now I will show you how to change background color practically now, open an image with a white background to do that click on the file from the menu bar and select open or use the keyboard shortcut ‘ctrl+o’ and choose a background image.
First, duplicate the image just right on the image and select duplicate. Now select the above image.
Now click and hold on to the magic wand icon and a menu will appear. Now select the quick selection tool.
To select a subject click on the plus icon and to deselect click on the minus icon from the top.
Now if you want to feather, expand or smooth your selection just select the subject with the quick selection tool and go to select from the menu bar, and select modify a drop-down menu will appear. now you can select an option that is given.
Now once you select your subject click on add raster mask icon.
Now right click on the below layer and select blending options and check color overlay.
Now if you want to take this to the next level for this example I change the blend mode to darken and change color to this ‘eef700’ copy and paste this value in hex in the color picker.
You can change the background color on any image if you follow this tutorial step by step. It doesn’t matter if you have Photoshop, PhotoPea, or something else.