How to Delete and Erase Photo Backgrounds in Picsart Editor

Picsart is a popular photo and video editing app that offers powerful tools to enhance your images. One of the most useful features in Picsart is the ability to easily delete and erase photo backgrounds. Removing distracting backgrounds can help the main subject of your photo stand out.

With over 150 million monthly active users, Picsart has become the world’s largest creative platform. I have been using Picsart for years to edit photos for both personal and commercial use. In this comprehensive guide, I will share my experience and expertise on how to delete and erase photo backgrounds using Picsart’s user-friendly editor.

Why Remove Photo Backgrounds

There are several reasons you may want to delete the background from a photo:

  • Highlight the main subject – By removing distracting backgrounds, you can make sure all eyes are drawn to the main person or object in the photo. This is especially useful for product photos or portraits.
  • Change the backdrop – Swap out an ugly or cluttered background for something cleaner or more eye-catching. Picsart makes it easy to replace backgrounds.
  • Create transparency – Deleting the background completely leaves the photo transparent, perfect for graphic design projects or social media profile photos.
  • Improve composition – Get rid of unnecessary details so you can focus on improving the overall framing and composition.

How to Remove Backgrounds in Picsart

Picsart offers several quick and easy ways to delete and replace backgrounds on desktop and mobile. Here are step-by-step instructions:

Using the Background Eraser Tool

Picsart’s Background Eraser tool allows you to manually erase photo backgrounds with precision.

On desktop:

  1. Open the image you want to edit in the Picsart editor
  2. Select the ‘Erase’ option on the left toolbar
  3. Choose the Background Eraser tool
  4. Adjust the brush size and hardness to your preference
  5. Zoom in and carefully erase the background by brushing over it
  6. Check edges for any leftover background spots and erase them
  7. Click Apply when finished

On mobile:

  1. Open the image in the Picsart app
  2. Tap on the ‘Draw’ option at bottom
  3. Select the Eraser tool
  4. Adjust brush settings as needed
  5. Zoom in and use your finger or stylus to erase the background
  6. Erase any leftover spots on the edges
  7. Tap the check mark when done

Using Remove Background

Picsart’s Remove Background tool instantly deletes backgrounds with one click using AI technology. For best results, make sure the foreground is in high contrast from the background.

On desktop and mobile:

  1. Upload your image
  2. Tap the ‘Remove Background’ option
  3. Picsart will automatically detect and delete the background
  4. Review the edges and use tools to refine if needed
  5. Tap ‘Apply’ when finished

Using Photo Cutout

The Photo Cutout option automatically identifies the main subject and removes everything else. This works best for portraits and product photos.

On desktop and mobile:

  1. Upload your photo
  2. Select ‘Photo Cutout’
  3. Picsart will delete the background, leaving only the subject
  4. Use tools to tidy any rough edges
  5. Tap ‘Apply’ to complete

Replacing and Customizing Backgrounds

With Picsart’s powerful editing tools, you can easily replace boring backgrounds with more exciting backdrops. Get creative by adding customizable backgrounds!

On desktop and mobile:

  1. Erase or delete the existing background
  2. Open the ‘Backgrounds’ tab
  3. Browse Picsart’s background library or upload your own
  4. Customize with Background Editor tools
  5. Save and export your photo

Tips for Great Results

Follow these tips when removing backgrounds from your photos for professional-looking results:

  • Use high-resolution images for best quality
  • For portraits, make sure the subject doesn’t blend too much into the background
  • Check all edges for leftover background spots
  • Play with background replacement options to find the perfect fit
  • Add shadows for a more natural layered look
  • Use Erase tool for tricky backgrounds and Remove Background for simpler backdrops


Deleting distracting photo backgrounds is easy with Picsart’s eraser and background removal tools. The background editor takes things a step further by letting you customize backgrounds to match your vision.

With a few taps, you can highlight subjects, improve compositions, swap out lackluster backdrops, and take your photos from good to great.

As a long-time Picsart user, I hope this guide gives you the tips, tricks, and editing confidence to erase photo backgrounds like a pro. Feel free to reach out if you have any other Picsart questions!