How to replace a background for a meme.
Learn how to swap out a background to make the perfect meme.
You found the perfect picture, but it comes with a background that isn’t quite right. Luckily, there’s an easy way to replace a meme’s background to make it a splash on the internet.
Step one: remove the background.
The first step to replace a background for a meme is to get rid of the current background altogether. While that might seem like a difficult task, photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop Express makes it simple.
Once you upload your picture to the online editor, just find and click the Auto-Remove Background button. The software will automatically detect the subject and remove the background, leaving a gray-and-white checkered pattern behind.
Step two: replace the background.
After you’ve removed the background, you have three choices:
- Leave the transparent background — This means your picture has no background at all. If you put it over another image, the other image will show through, leaving only the subject at the forefront.
- Set a solid color — The photo editor you use will likely have an option to replace the background with a solid color. Many memes use solid colors or simple patterns to ensure their subjects are the focal points. Plus, this technique leaves plenty of blank space for your hilarious caption.
- Replace the background with another image — You can also upload another image to act as the background. Pick a beautiful landscape, cityscape, or any other image that would work well as your meme’s background.
You can easily replace the background right from the dashboard of your photo editor. With some editors, including Photoshop Express, you don’t even need to download software; you can remove and replace backgrounds right from your browser for on-the-go meme creation.