Transform your photos into masterpieces with special effects and eye-catching backgrounds

Sometimes, you like a photo just fine, but as luck would have it, the image has a bland or boring background that detracts from your perfect shot. You can also get tired of an old photo and start looking for a way to give it a refreshing and interesting new vibe. Pho.to offers a great number of dreamlike, exotic, and romantic backgrounds that can gently suggest the mood of an image or emphasize it, turning your photo into an absolutely different picture.

Beautiful backgrounds, special effects and overlays for easy photo editing

Shining bokeh bubbles

The bokeh effect has earned universal appeal. Gracing so many photos, it’s sure to suit many of your own favorite shots. Pho.to currently offers three types of bokeh effects: conventional “Light Bokeh,” holiday “Christmas Bokeh,” or romantic “Heart Bokeh.”

Light vignette and bokeh effect for your photos Christmas bokeh background to make charming holiday cardsMake a lovely photo with romantic heart bokeh overlay

 

Seasonal Effects: Summer

These four great background themes focus on all the best that summer has to offer: ocean waves, bright sunshine, and the vivid colors of this amazing season. Add them to your vacation photos to emphasize the relaxing and carefree moods of your summer days.

Tropical photo background with colorful butterflies Summer overlay with shinning sun rising near the horizon
Summer photo background with beach, sun and water Summer photo background with ocean waves

 

Seasonal Effects: Winter

Surround your winter photos with magical snowflakes and glittering ice. You can’t go wrong if you apply these backgrounds to your winter photos. Make your personalized photo greeting cards unique and memorable with these effects. Share them with friends and relatives on Christmas and New Year’s—these photo greetings are sure to be treasured all year long!

Winter background with snowflakes Christmas overlay with snowMake a lovely holiday card with winter background

 

Seasonal Effects: Spring and Autumn

Adorn your photos with blooming spring flowers or colorful autumn leaves to make them even more eye-catching.

Spring photo background with flowers and butterflies Flower background with lilac flowersAutumn background with yellow leaves

 

Premium Effects for Experienced Users

If you want your photos to really stand out, you’ll want to consider these elite photo backgrounds. Premium effects are available in a very limited number of copies in Photo Lab PRO and PRO HD apps for iOS only. At $20 per template, these amazing effects will turn your photos into professional images that look exclusive and chic.

Premium photo background with lilac flowers Artistic photo background with autumn leavesElite spring background with blossoming plum tree

 

Great Cities of the World

Would you like to have a teleporter in your pocket? We can install one on your mobile device! The professional version of the Pho.to Lab app is available for iOS and Android. With these amazing backgrounds, you can move the scene in your photos to three famous cities of the world: Moscow, Paris, and two different streets of Venice.

Photo background with a Venice street Photo background with Moscow attractions
Paris photo background for romantic souls Merge your photo with an Italian landscape

 

Unusual Backgrounds for Special Occasions

If you’re looking for a creative background to emphasize the mood of your shot or to add an artistic touch to it, check out these photo effects. Every daring photographer will want to try the dangerous “Fire Flames” and “Snake Skin” backgrounds.

Fire photo frame with blazing flame Photo background with stylish snake skin

 

The “Industrial” photo background was created for those who like urban stylistics in design.

Photo background in urban style Photo background with industrial design elements

 

And last but not least, the joyous “Festive Balloons” background is perfect for any special event or occasion, from birthday parties to graduations and weddings.

Wedding photo frame with colorful party balloons Birthday photo background with festive balloons of different color

 

That’s it for now. If you’re interested in learning more, you can check this post about the surreal world of double-exposure photography and find out how to reproduce such images with Pho.to. Follow this link to find out which photo effects in our collection were inspired by science fiction and fantasy stories.

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