How to Create Renderings with White Backgrounds in KeyShot

by | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 comments

Today, we have a quick tip to help you create clean, crisp product shots. It’s from a question we get a lot: How do I get a super nice, all white backgrounds for my renderings. Well, there are two ways to do it. Let’s have a look.

White Backgrounds in KeyShot

Why would you want a white background for your product shots? Beside a clean appearance, white backgrounds provide more flexibility when post-processing an image or working it into a web or print layout.



1. Set the Environment Background

The first option is to head over to the Project window, Environment tab, then scroll down to the Background drop down. By default, KeyShot uses the Lighting Environment as the background, but we’re going to switch that to Color and make sure that color is set to white. And that’s a really quick way to achieve a white background in KeyShot.

2. Switch to Photographic Image Style

If you’re a KeyShot Pro user you’ll have access to the Photographic image settings in the Image tab. With that enabled, switch the Response Curve to Linear, scroll down to the Layers setting and uncheck Background Color. Again, make sure the color there is set to white. And there you go. When toggled on and off, you can see the difference it makes. It really cleans up the edges of the product and makes the background a nice, crisp white.

Now, if you have a white product on a white background, you may need to take a slightly different approach, adjusting not only the scene background color, but your material settings as well. To do that, be sure to check out the blog post to see how Esben Oxholm creates white on white product renderings.

You can learn more about the Environment and Image settings in the KeyShot Manual. If you’re interested in trying KeyShot Pro, just visit

What Can You Create?

We would love to see what you create with this tip. Visit the KeyShot Amazing Shots forum to see what others are creating and share your own work. And if you have a suggestion for another tip share it in the comments below.

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