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The color of the background can be used to compliment the main color in your sketch. If you are looking for a way to make the subject “pop”, the background layer can help.
Keep in mind, you can change the color of the background at any time. You may want to set a different background color during different phases of your work.
If you are looking for how to remove the background, especially when exporting a file, see Creating an alpha channel.
Setting the background color in Sketchbook Pro for desktop
If you want to change the color of the background of your composition, tap the circle on the Background layer to open the Color Editor and select a color.
Notice the Color Editor icon appears on the Background layer when you are changing its color.
Tap the circle again to stop editing the background color - note the icon will disappear once you've exited edit mode (the Color Editor will remain open).
Setting the background color in Sketchbook for mobile devices
If you want to change the color of the background of your composition, tap the circle within the bottom layer to access the Color Editor and select a color. You can also use the Color Picker for selecting a color.