Do you want to add a single color background without using Photoshop? We’ll show you how to do it using just your iPhone!
As you can see, you can add a single color background to your image using just the Cut Paste Photos Pro app. And the results? When done right, they are absolutely amazing!
Let’s get to it!
Why Use A Single Color Background?
Alright, you’ve watched the video and you’ve probably tried to follow along as it progressed. But here’s the question: why would you want to use something as plain and simple as a single color background when you can use more dynamic images?
Most people would prefer having nature as a backdrop or something more dramatic. Why would you want a single color to dominate your background?
If you really want to make an image pop in the foreground, using a complementary, nondescript background will ensure that it does so.
This is a technique used by photographers no matter what skill level they have. And there are at least three ways to go about it.
Head on over to the next section to find out more about that!
There are Always Three Ways To Do It
There are always at least three ways to do something and get similar results. That holds especially true in the art world. Each artist has a unique way of doing certain things. We’ll show you how to add a single color background without using Photoshop here.
The first way to do it is mostly used in the studio. You can place a solid color background and pose your model in front of it. This gives you the solid color background effect at a glance. Although, upon further speculation, you’ll find different shades and gradation changes here and there.
This can be attributed to the way lights and shadows bounce off everything even in a controlled environment. So, yeah, it’ll look like a solid background from a distance; but under a magnifying glass, there will be slight imperfections.
Next, you can use the environment outside. Yes, this isn’t going to totally be a solid color background but an approximation of that. Let’s say you chose the façade of a grey building as a backdrop. It will be a solid color dominating the background but imperfections will be very noticeable.
Lights and shadows, as well as other elements will play a part if you want to add a single color background in this manner.
Or you could do away with all that and just edit your photo in post. Read the next section to find out more about that.
Here’s How To Do The Third Method Using The Cut Paste Photos Pro App
- Launch the Cut Paste Photos Pro App.
- Click on “Choose from Library”, and your All Photos gallery will open up where you can choose the image you want to edit.
- Tap the image you want to edit and wait for it to load
- Select the image in the foreground using the “Freehand” tool
- Click on Next
- At the bottom, leftmost part of the screen you’ll find the “Add Background” option.
- Click on that.
- You’ll find yourself on the next screen where you can select your desired background.
- At the bottom, you’ll find the options: “Background”, “Single color”, “Gallery”, and “Camera”
- “Background” will provide you with stock background images already found in the Cut Paste Photos Pro app
- “Gallery” will pull up images you have stored within your iOS device
- “Camera” will allow you to take a photo in real-time and use that as the background
- Obviously, you will want to click on the “Single color” option. This will lead you to another screen where you can select the color you want to use. Just tap on the desired color gradient and then adjust the hue, contrast, or tint using the slider at the bottom. Once you’re done, click on Next.
- Add stickers, texts, draw something, add a splash of color, resize the image, add filters, or do more adjustments if you want before clicking on Done.
- Clicking on “Done” will save your project as a finished image.
· Note: You can transfer images taken with other devices into your mobile device so it is included in your internal library.
Want To Learn More?
We have more tutorials for you to learn more about the Cut Paste Photos Pro app. Although this is a very straight-forward app, having more knowledge on how to use it properly so you can create stunning images for you and everyone else to enjoy.
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Single color backgrounds may not seem much to most people but there’s a reason why they are popular for amateur and professional photographers alike. Making your model pop in the foreground gives your audience a strong image to focus on. This is perfect for product placement, model portfolios, highlighting architecture, and others.
You already know there are three ways to do it, but using the Cut Paste Photos Pro app provides you with the most solid single color background, as it is unaffected by your lighting and shadows projected onto the backdrop.
If you want to create amazing photos in post without using Photoshop, download the Cut Paste Photos Pro app today!
Where Are Single Color Background Images Most Appropriate?
There are many reasons why you would want to use single color background images. Mostly, this is used in a commercial sense. Products, model portfolios, showcasing architecture, these are just some examples why you would want to do that. Doing this essentially puts the focus where it should be, which is on the model used and on helping those who view it keep their sights trained on it.
Can I Use A Lightbox As A Way To Do Single Color Backgrounds?
Of course, lightboxes are basically just miniaturized studios where you can ensure that your model is emphasized in a controlled environment.
Lightboxes also come in different colors and not just the basic black or white which was popular years ago. Just remember that lights and shadows will still affect how solid your background will be when using this method.
How Important Is It To Have A Solid Single Color Background?
It’s crucial. Even the slightest change in gradation can lead your audience’s eyes away from the main focal point which is something you don’t want to happen. Editing in post using the Cut Paste Photos Pro app provides you with the most solid background out of the three methods we discussed in the article.