How to Remove a Busy Background in Affinity Photo

Removing a busy background in Affinity Photo can greatly enhance your images, allowing the main subject to stand out without distracting elements in the background. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this:
1. Open your image in Affinity Photo.
2. Select the ‘Selection Brush Tool’ from the toolbar.
3. Use the tool to paint over the main subject in your image.
4. Go to the ‘Select’ menu and choose ‘Refine.’
5. Use the refine options to fine-tune the selection, ensuring that all details are captured accurately.
6. Once satisfied with the selection, click ‘Apply’ to confirm the refinement.
7. With the subject selected, go to the ‘Layer’ menu and choose ‘New Live Filter Layer’ > ‘Blur’ > ‘Gaussian Blur.’
8. Adjust the blur settings to effectively blur the background while keeping the subject in focus.
9. Finally, export your image to save the changes. You now have a clean, distraction-free image with the busy background effectively removed.
By following these steps, you can achieve professional-looking results in Affinity Photo, making your subject the focal point of the image.


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