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Using background color and textures on your page

Background Color

To add a background to the entire canvas, click on the Background icon in the Editor.

To add a single color as your background, click on the color chip, then select your color.  

To reset your canvas to white, click in the top left corner of the gradient, or set the color to HEX #FFFFFF.

To set your canvas to black, click in the bottom left corner of the gradient, or set the color to HEX #000000.    

Click here for a list of third-party websites exploring color palettes and codes.

Background Collections

Memento Yearbook includes a collection of background textures. To add a background texture to your page, select one of the folders below the color option. Scroll down to see all thematic collections.


Click into any folder to see the background options. Click on a background preview to apply it to your entire canvas.


To add a background to your canvas as a decoration, drag it to your page. You can resize and rotate it, and apply the same effects as you would to a photo.


 To navigate out of the collection, click on the back arrow next to the collection name.


Use the slider to scroll up and down the collection list to explore other options.  You can try out as many backgrounds as you like. 


Tip: If you want to remove a background texture, then reset your canvas to white using the color option, or you can simply click undo.

A brief video tutorial is available to show you how to use image effects to change the color on backgrounds and decorative elements.

Adding a photo to the canvas background

To use a photo as the background image on your page, simply click on the photo preview in the album pane. It will automatically apply to the background of your page.

Background Image Effects

Select your canvas background to access the Image FX options. Adjust color, tone, and even flip the background. Consult the Image Effects article to learn about the various effects.

Note that you can use the Flip Horizontal option to create mirror backgrounds.

To apply a color wash over an image or background texture, first set the background color on the Background tab. Next, add a texture or photo. Last, under the Image FX tab, dial down the image opacity. The photo/texture will now be washed with background color.

Using a color wash on a background can create an interesting designer effect.

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