Backgrounds give you the ability to get creative when selling images with PhotoDay. It becomes an interactive experience for your customer, and they can swipe and preview the images you create with the various backgrounds you’ve uploaded to PhotoDay. However, not all backgrounds work well with all images.

Firstly, make sure you begin with a 2400px x 3000px canvas. Alternatively you can design horizontal backgrounds for horizontal PNGs, at 3000px x 2400px. You’ll want to make sure your colorspace is RGB, and when you’re ready to save, make sure you select the highest quality JPG (no additional compression).

Be aware of the lighting you’re using when photographing your subject and make sure to match the background if you’re designing something that has directional light. If your background is designed with dramatic lighting, you’ll want to light your subject appropriately to ensure it does not look fake.

Keep your subjects cropped at their ankles, waist, or headshots. Floating feet are distracting and not very appealing.

Blur your background a bit to give the final image dimension. If your background is tack sharp, and your image is a bit on the softer side, this could cause the final image to be less desirable.

Avoid adding text to backgrounds. Customers can crop the images on various sized products, and if you add too much text or detail, it could cause customer service & print issues.

For more information on getting started with Backgrounds in PhotoDay, check out this article.

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