How to Remove the Background

Removing the background with Smart Photo Editor takes just seconds.

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Open your image into Smart Photo Editor, click Select Area button on the right hand side of the screen.

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Click Background.

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Go around your object, making sure not to leave any gaps and click the bucket to fill in the rest of the background.

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Click Confirm Area and Browse Effects button on the left hand side.

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Browse through all the effect, you can narrow your search down by the options on the left.

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I chose the effect Background to Black.

All done in under a minute, download the free trial to try this out for yourself now.

Turn Any Image into a Vintage Style Polaroid in Seconds

Printing actual Polaroid’s are expensive and there is no way to guarantee your image turns out well. With Smart Photo Editor you can make any image into a Polaroid style image in seconds, making in perfect every time.
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The first thing I do is apply an effect to the whole image, click the Effects Gallery button (it is on the top right hand side), the effect I picked is called ‘Storm’. To narrow down the search on the left hand side there are a range of selections.

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Untitled-3Now to apply the border layer, click the Effects Gallery button again, this time go to the left and narrow the search down to Border> Vintage Border.

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Pick a border you like, don’t worry where the border is currently as you can move it.

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I chose the effect ‘Polaroid Black and White’, once clicked on it, you can edit. Move the border and resize if necessary and chose how to frame your image.

Click Ok when you have finished.

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The last step now is to crop what didn’t fit into the border, on the right hand side near the bottom is a Crop button. Now just adjust the outline.

All that is now left to do is save the image.

final on black backgroundI have put a black background around the image so you can see the border.

Download a free trail of Smart Photo Editor today to try this out for yourself.

How to Make the Background Black and White in Under a Minute

Creating a black and white background in your photographs is a lot easier than you think. With Smart Photo Editor it takes just two quick and easy steps.

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Step One- Open your image in Smart Photo Editor and click ‘Select Area’ button on the right hand side, click ‘Background’, and start to select around the object/person in your image.

Go all the way around and then click the bucket that will appear, it will fill in the background.

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Step Two – click the ‘Confirm Selection and Browse Effects’ button, this will show you all the effects. To narrow down the choice Color> Black and White. Pick one that you like the look of, if you hover over one of the images, it shows you Effects Controls, you can adjust the sliders to get the effect how you want it. When you have picked click ‘OK’ and the effect will be applied.

You can also click on the image you like the look of to see the photograph bigger and the effects controls will be on the right.

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Now all that is left is to save your photograph.

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See how quick and easy this is for yourself by downloading a free trial, or buying now.

Triple Double Exposure Tutorial

This is a tutorial for two overlaying images on top of a picture.

Once the image is in Smart Photo Editor, you might be happy with how it is but if not, now is the time to edit your base photo, I have blurred the background a bit and changed the photo to black and white. Click here to see how to apply these effects.


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Click on ‘Composite’ button on the right hand side. Then on the left hand side there are both two options, ‘Overlay’ and ‘Underlay’, we want the ‘Overlay’, click the ‘New’ button next to Overlay and choose one of your images and then click ‘Move, Resize and Scale’ button on the left to change the size and place roughly where you want it.

Now repeat this for the second image.

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Once both images are loaded, it’s time to place them. Lower the Opacity of both layers. To move each layer you have to click on the layer (like in Photoshop) and click the move button at the top.

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Once in place it is time to remove the parts of the images you no longer want, to do this you click the layer you want to edit and then click the ‘Select Area’ button further up on the left hand side. Making sure it is on ‘Erase from Selection’ start to go other the parts you no longer what.

A tip for this is go around your image completely and the click the bucket that will appear (see above image), click on this for it to all be erased.
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Once you have done one image, just click on the other layer and repeat.
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There is a ‘Pan/Zoom’ tool on the left hand side that you can use to zoom in and get your selection exact. If you accidentally go too far over there is ‘Undo’ or you can just select the ‘Add to Selection’ button and go over what you want back.

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When you think you are done, zoom out to the whole image to double check, then you are all finished

Adjust the opacity of both layers until you are happy with the result.

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This is a great final image or if you want to take it one stage further, I have added the effect ‘Mirror water ripple effect multiply’ to the photo.

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