How to Insert a Background in Toon Boom

Written by quinten plummer
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While the background in your animation projects may not attract as much attention as objects in the foreground, it can be just as valuable as any other layer. An effective background can set the mood for your animation projects and transport your viewers to another place. And if you'd like elevate the professionalism of your Toon Boom animation projects, inserting an impressive background can do wonders.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch Toon Boom Studio. If you'll be working on a new project, type a name for it in the Name field at Toon Boom's welcome screen. Click "Create." Alternatively, you can click on the File heading, and then select "Open" to import an existing project into the program.

  2. 2

    Open the folder that contains the image you'd like to use as a background. Drag and drop the image into the layer's list in Toon Boom's Timeline window.

  3. 3

    If you'd like to scale your image to fit your canvas, check the "Fit Image to Camera Width" option when the Import Options menu appears.

  4. 4

    Drag your image to the bottom of the Layers list to send it to the back of your project and use it as your background.

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