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Aesthetic Background Maker

PicMonkey's background maker helps you create aesthetic backgrounds for your laptop, phone, video calls, and for any type of design. Choose from millions of stock photos, or use one of our gorgeous textures like wood, marble, gradient, or botanical patterns. Start creating stunning backgrounds today for free!

How to make a background

1
Enter your background dimensions

Click Create new and start your background design with the right-sized blank canvas. Referencing the screen size table below, enter your phone’s dimensions in the upper right corner. Click Make it!

2
Add photos or textures

Choose from millions of royalty-free stock photos to use as your background, or apply an aesthetic texture or pattern to your blank canvas. You can also choose to simply pick a solid color for your background.

3
Customize with stickers or text

Leave your lovely background as-is, or go for the extra with adding a sticker, graphics, or text to your background. We have thousands of creative graphics to choose from, plus you can change their colors and because they're vectors they won't look bad when you resize.

4
Export and upload!

Wow, wasn't that easy and fun? Now you have a custom aesthetic background to use on your phone, laptop, monitors, or behind you on a video call. Your work always autosaves to the cloud so change it up later if you wanna, and for now export as a JPG or PNG and put it to work!

Why use PicMonkey for design and photo editing?

Minimal learning curve

Our easy and intuitive tools allow you to start editing photos and creating spectacular designs immediately, no matter your skill level.

Extensive feature set

Start with a professionally designed template or take advantage of our high-powered tools to make custom images from scratch.

So much for so little

Get everything you need to create fabulous images for one low subscription price, with no one-off purchases or hidden costs.

Make stunning phone backgrounds (and homescreens!)

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for how to make beautiful phone wallpapers and backgrounds, plus a whole lotta ideas for crafting unique home screens on your iOS 14 or later device.

Create phone wallpaper in the PicMonkey mobile app

  1. Open the PicMonkey Mobile App and tap “Custom” under “Start a new design”

  2. Enter your screen dimensions then tap Create size

  3. Do anything you like to your blank canvas, like adding a texture, photo, or graphic

  4. Tap the check mark in the upper right corner to save to your camera roll

  5. Set the new wallpaper on your phone

Making backgrounds with PicMonkey

Use a stock photo as a beautiful background to your design. Choose from a variety of photos that work to support your creative vision. Think: photos of marble, a brick wall, a forest, sky, water, painted scenes, industrial textures, fur. In PicMonkey you can customize the background you choose by changing the color, erasing parts, or applying effects. Stock photos, you, and PicMonkey make a great background team!

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