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Slick Backgrounds for Car Photography with AI Photoshoot

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Want to create slick backgrounds for your car photo? This guide will show you how to do that without any photography and editing skills or equipment. And while you're at it, look through the other guides in our latest series which include background generation for footwear, furniture, health and beauty, and food product images.
 

Guide 1: Custom Approach

The backgrounds of car photos are crucial to the overall style and aesthetic of the entire visual. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of slick backgrounds for car images, as they are capable of catching the eyes of prospective buyers and improving the chances of sales being made.

This guide will demonstrate how to create consistently professional car product images with AI Photoshoot without having the equipment, skills, or knowledge of car photography to make this happen.

Check out our full video tutorial on how to generate backdrops for product images. For a step-by-step tutorial on AI Photoshoot, continue reading the guide below. 

Step 1: Upload the Image

Click in this field to upload a photo of your choice.

💡Pro tip: You should use product images with transparent backgrounds in AI Photoshoot. If you do not have a transparent image of your product, simply tick the Remove Background option to make the background transparent automatically. 

Step 2: Select Custom

In the panel to the left, you can choose the background scene for your photo. You have the option of selecting from a number of pre-made Scenes or creating a Custom one for yourself.

💡Pro tip: Typically, it is better to use the pre-made Scenes option for most product photos,  however in the case of car photography this is an exception since AI Photoshoot has yet to introduce scenes specifically optimized for automotive use. 

Step 3: Adjust the Size

AI Photoshoot allows you to resize and adjust the product on the canvas. This is important to the product image and plays a huge role in the overall style and aesthetic of the overall composition.


 Padding is a crucial element of product photography. It is the empty space on the canvas around the product image itself. The larger the product, the less padding there is, and vice versa.

Depending on the type of background you’re generating, you may need to make the product bigger or smaller. Control the padding-to-product ratio of your product photo and find the ideal size for the car on your background. 

Step 4: Writing the Prompt

AI Photoshoot is powered by commands given to it by users similar to many other image generation tools. These are called text prompts and knowing how to write one can help you render a background that is as close to your expectations as possible. 

Text prompt input box.

While each AI image generator has its own nuances and may be functionally different, some prompt writing tips are more or less universally applicable.

Elements to include in-text prompt:

  • Background elements - a park with picnic tables in the background, a cafe with tables and chairs in the background, a playground with slides and swings in the background;
  • Time or lighting input - afternoon, morning, sunny weather, cloudy;
  • Objects with materials - wooden table, marble countertop, brick wall, stone over;
  • Image stylizations - professional photo, noir, impressionist, hyperrealistic, blur.

💡Pro tip: Do not include the product itself in the text prompt. For example, if you have uploaded an image of a shampoo bottle, do not write “shampoo bottle” in the text prompt.

Here are some examples of backgrounds rendered with text prompts.


Text prompts work exceptionally well when there is plenty of detail given. The more details you include in the text prompt, the easier it is for the AI to narrow down the results you’re looking for.


In the example above, you can see how the final stylistic text input of “dawn” changed the lighting and aesthetic of the composition, adding a layer of visual complexity.

Step 5: Download the Image

Click the downward arrow button to save the image to your device.


AI Photoshoot renders 4 unique variations of the text prompt. You can choose to download the one that closely matches your expectations or try rendering again using the same text prompt, as the results may be better than the previous time.
 

Guide 2: Using Pre-Made Scenes

AI Photoshoot’s selection of pre-made and optimized templates can also work quite well for car photos. Here’s how to proceed with pre-made templates if you choose to do so.

Step 1: Upload the Image

Click in this field to upload a photo of your choice.

💡Pro tip: You should use product images with transparent backgrounds in AI Photoshoot. If you do not have a transparent image of your product, simply tick the Remove Background option to make the background transparent automatically. 

Step 2: Choose a Scene

In the panel to the left, you can choose the background scene for your photo. You have the option of selecting from a number of pre-made Scenes.