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Add Background to Image with Precision

Adding a new background to an image is a powerful editing technique that can completely transform the visual impact and narrative of the original image, allowing for creativity, storytelling, and enhancing the overall aesthetics or messaging of the image. It’s super easy to do in Luminar Neo!

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How to Enhance Visual Appeal: Add Backgrounds to Photos

A contrasting background can make the subject stand out more vividly. This technique is often used in photography and design to draw attention to specific elements in the image.

Use a simple background adder to images and see the effect yourself.
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Understanding the Advantages of Image Background Adder for Business

If you’re looking to add a professional background to a photo, using Luminar Neo is a great idea. For marketing purposes, adding a branded background can help reinforce a specific message or align the image with a particular brand identity. This is commonly seen in advertisements or promotional materials.

Creative Possibilities with Inserting Image Backgrounds

A background can provide context or tell a story about the subject in the image. For example, placing a person in front of a cityscape, a beach, or a forest can provide information about their environment or activities.
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Transforming Visuals with Dynamic Picture Backgrounds

Here’s a step-by-step guide on using Background Removal AI in Luminar Neo:

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Select an image: click the Edit tab

Layers Properties: select the Masking tab and choose Background RemovalAI

Selection: Select the chosen main object or choose from additional elements found in the image.

Remove the background: Click “Remove” to initiate the Background Removal process. Luminar Neo will remove the image’s background, revealing a transparent checkbox background.

Click Refinement Brush for additional finetuning: A Transition Mask will appear, highlighting Transition in a white checkerboard pattern, Object in orange, and Background in blue. Select a brush and apply it to refine each section.

After removing the background, you can add any background you like as an Overlay!

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Luminar Neo has plenty of other features to help you edit faster and easier
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Elevate your photography to new heights by seamlessly blending two images
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Transform your photos with GenSwap! Effortlessly replace dull elements with AI-generated visuals that blend seamlessly into your images.
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Use our advanced tool to automatically erase backgrounds behind any object in your images.
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Easily correct tones, experiment with new looks, or add unique creative effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to add a background to a photo with Luminar Neo?


Want to easily add a background to a picture? Head over to the Layers tab and use the Background RemovalAI feature to remove a background quickly. Then add a new one using Overlays! It’s that easy.

Can I adjust the transparency of the added background?


Sure, after you add a bg (background), tweak the Opacity slider to control the transparency of your new Overlay.

Will the tool automatically remove the original background of my image?


Luminar Neo’s Background Removal AI feature removes the background automatically. Then you can insert a background using Overlays.

Is there a way to undo or remove the added background if I change my mind?


Of course. You can undo any changes you make in Luminar Neo using the Undo arrow or in the Edits tab.
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