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Are you new to Photopea and still trying to figure out how to use the tool? In this guide, we will provide you with some Photopea tips and tricks. Without wasting much of your time, let’s get started.

There are so many graphic design tools today, but not all of them can deliver excellent results. However, one tool that stands out from the rest is Photopea.

Photopea is an advanced web-based photo editing and design software, similar to Canva or Adobe Photoshop. It comes with a broad range of features to make photo editing tasks as easy as possible. In addition, it offers a unique layout formatting that you won’t even find in Photoshop. The tool also allows you to work with different types of file formats, like jpeg.

Some of the things you can do with this photo editing software include image resizing, editing separate layers of an image processing photographs, creating illustrations, and more. Now, let’s take a look at some of the Photopea tips and tricks for beginners.

How to resize images with Photopea

Below is a tutorial – a step-by-step process on how to resize images with Photopea.

Step

1

Upload the photo file

Find the image you want to resize on your computer, then upload it to Photopea.

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2

Resize the image

After the image is uploaded to Photopea, click the Image button on the toolbar. A drop-down option will appear on your screen, then click Image Size. Alternatively, you can hold down CTRL, ALT, and I buttons on your keyboard.

Once you do the above, you will be provided with options to edit the dimensions of the photo in percentage, pixels, inches, or millimeters. Choose the one that works best for you.

However, you need to keep in mind that resizing an image to a smaller size will not reduce the image’s quality. On the hand, enlarging an image will reduce its quality. This doesn’t only apply to Photopea. It applies to every other photo editing software out there.

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3

Save the resized image

After you are done with the image resize, click the File button located at the top left of your screen. Once you click it, a drop-down menu will come up. Select Export as from the list of options. Then you’ll be presented with different file formats like PNG, JPG, SVG, GIF, PDF, and more. Select your preferred file format and hit the Save button. But keep in mind that saving your image as JPG will reduce the file size, while saving it as PNG will not affect file size.

How to remove an image’s background with Photopea

Photopea allows you to remove an image’s background via 3 different options; Magic Wand, manual selection, and Magic Cut. However, we will only cover the Magic Wand tool option.

Step

1

Navigate to the site and upload a photo

Launch your browser and visit the official website of Photopea at www.photopea.com. Once you arrive on the site, upload the image file that you want to remove its background from your computer. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file from your computer to Photopea.

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2

Select the Magic Wand tool

Select the Magic Wand tool located at the left-side panel. Then move your cursor to the background of your image and click to select it.

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3

Highlight and delete the section you have chosen

Once the background of the image is highlighted, press the Delete button on your keyboard to remove it.

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4

Adjust tolerance

Locate the Tolerance option from the top toolbar and adjust its value until you get an appropriate number that works for you.

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5

Save changes

Once you are satisfied with the changes, click OK to save the changes. That’s all!

How to add a new image background after removing the old one

Follow the steps below to add a new background to an image after removing the old one.

Step

1

Go to Open and Place

Click the File button located at the top left, then select Open & Place from the drop-down menu.

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2

Import image

Import the image from your computer to Photopea. Once imported, click the Edit button located at the top left and select Transform > Scale from the drop-down menu.

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3

Start resizing

Resize the background image by dragging the handles. Then click Enter to apply the changes.

Conclusion

Photopea is an easy-to-use image editing tool. However, as a beginner, it may take a while to get used to it. With the Photopea tips and tricks we’ve provided in this article, you will become better at it in no time.

Gloria is a tech and AI writer for PC Guide. She is interested in what new technology means for the future of digital and broadcast journalism.