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Convert a Photo to a Layer

This tutorial shows you how to convert an image opened in PicMonkey into a layer so that you can make independent edits to the image. We also refer to this as "unlocking the image from the background."

When you start a design by opening an image in the PicMonkey editor, it will often be the actual background of your design. To separate the image from background canvas so that you can make edits to the image:

1. Click the three stacked squares icon in the bottom right of the editor to open the Layers panel.

2. With the Layers panel opened, click the padlock icon to separate your image from the background. 

3. Your image and the background are now two different layers.

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