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How to Change Background Color in Pixascape
  • By Nadine Spires
  • 30 Mar 2022
  • 10 Mins
  • Beginner
  • Pixascape

How to Change Background Color in Pixascape

In just 2 steps discover how to quickly change the background color of your image in Pixascape.

Did you know that you can change the background color of your photo in Pixascape? In this super easy tutorial we will show you exactly how to do that. You will learn how to change the color of a solid and textured background in Pixascape.

Before and After Background change Pixascape

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In this tutorial we will be using this apple pie photo and a travel flat lay photo concept from the Plus Hub.

Step 1 - Change a Solid Background

Let’s begin by opening our image in Pixascape. This image has a two-tone background. We are going to adjust the yellow side.

When you open an image in Pixascape, the Edit panel is automatically selected. Here you will find your main editing options such as cropping images, Exposure editing, adding a vignette etc.

In this tutorial we will be working with the Replace Color option.

Open image in Pixascape

Click on Replace Color and a new window will open. The Adjust menu will be selected, this is where you will change the color. In this menu you have two boxes, From and To, each with an eyedropper icon.

From is the color that you will be sampling and changing. To is the color that will replace the one you have sampled.

Click on the From eyedropper and a small Color Picker window will appear. Place your cursor over the yellow on your image and click once.

We have found that sampling from a shadow area gives better results. You will see the Color Picker box change to yellow.

Sample color from image in Pixascape

Now, click on the To box to select. You can use the eyedropper to choose a color. We chose blue from the Color Picker. All you need to do is click once, anywhere on the yellow part of your image.

Just like magic, the blue has replaced the yellow without affecting the pink. Remember to click on Apply in order for the changes to be saved.

Sample color from image in Pixascape

Adjusting the color range will increase or decrease the amount blue in the image. We left it at 50.

If you want to change the blue, you will need to sample it first. Then, choose a color in the To box.

Next, let’s change a background that contains some texture. Here we will show you how to mask out any unwanted areas affected by the color change.

Step 2 - Change Textured Background Color

Not all images have a fairly solid background color. More often than not you will get a textured background. While changing a textured background is just as easy, you may run into excess color change. This is where other areas sharing a similar shade can be affected.

We opened our image below in Pixascape and selected the Replace Color tool.

Select Replace Color in Pixascape

Erase Unwanted Masked Areas

Once you have changed the color, don’t click on the Apply button just yet. If you do, you won’t be able to edit the color change further.

We used an off white for our background. Pixascape did a great job of this, but the top of the pie lattice and flowers have also been affected.

Areas affected by replacing color Pixascape

To fix this, select the Erase menu.

Under the Tool category, you have two icons. The Eraser icon masks out the color change while the Brush icon paints it back in. You can work between these two to get the desired effect.

On the far right is the Undo button. This option will undo all the mask changes made, so only use this if starting over.

In order to see the Mask applied, move the slider to the right for Show Mask. A red overlay will be added.

Use Erase to edit color change Pixascape

You can adjust the Brush Size, Brush Softness and Brush Intensity (strength) as needed. We only adjusted the Brush Size to 4%.

Zoom in with your middle mouse button or click on the Zoom option bottom left. Move around by holding the Spacebar.

Begin “painting” over the areas where you don’t want the color change. Don’t worry too much about the edges right now, we will fix that shortly.

Mask out unwanted color change Pixascape

You can easily toggle the mask on and off with the Show Mask slider.

Clean up the Masked Areas

To clean up the mask, we turned the Show Mask option off. Then clicked on the Brush icon and used the following settings.

Brush Size: 2%

Brush Softness: 100%

Brush Intensity: 20%

Start “painting” back over areas where you want to keep the color change. You may need to brush over the same area a few times as the brush settings are subtle.

Clean up Replace color mask in Pixascape

You can go back and forth between the Eraser and Brush option until you are happy with the result.

For the pie lattice we increased the Brush Size and Intensity. Here is the final result of our Apple Pie image.

Pie Lattice mask cleaned up Pixascape

That is how easy it is to change the background color in Pixascape. This is especially great for images that may have an overly strong background. With the Replace Color tool in Pixascape, editing backgrounds is super simple and quick.

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