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Make your own background for free in minutes.

Design unique and custom backgrounds in minutes. Use your own photos or explore our free collections to get started.

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Design a personalized background for your desktop or mobile screensaver.

The Inspiration Gallery features an abundance of professionally designed templates from Adobe Express to get your creative gears spinning as you create your custom background. It’s easy to use and edit, and you’ll love how personalized your art feels. Find and use any photo, font, quote, color, or design to inspire a new look and feature it on your phone or laptop. All ideas and backgrounds can be saved for later and edited from the app or desktop.

Free desktop background templates.

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Free mobile background templates.

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How to use the background creator.

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Discover a background generator with custom options.

Edit the text, images, alignments, themes, and color schemes until your background design matches your vision. Feel free to experiment with different design elements, as you’ll be able to see the results of your changes instantly. There are endless creative opportunities at your fingertips.

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Let Adobe Express be your go-to app for background design.

Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning or create your background from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes.

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Frequently asked questions.

How do I make my background the right size for my device?

There are several ways to make sure your background is the right size for any desktop, tablet, or mobile device. From the Adobe Express logged in home screen, select the Custom Size option and enter in the exact dimensions you need. Or, search the template gallery by size, aesthetic, or device.
What kind of images can I use for my background?
Choose high quality images so your background will look great on any device. Upload your own images and make a stunning portrait or collage. Explore our free stock photo library if you have specific vision in mind.
How do I add a border to my background?
While editing your background, choose the Design Assets menu and search for borders. Select a border, place it on your background, and use our editing tools to adjust the color, opacity, and more.

Can I create my own background template?

Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.

Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?

Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.