Images are a great way to enhance your website but sometimes their backgrounds can be distracting or clash with your site’s design. By making the background transparent you can easily blend the image with your site’s background or place it over other elements without taking away from their visual impact. In this step-by-step guide we will show you how to make an image background transparent using various widely available image editing applications.
Step 1: Choose an Image Editing Application
There are different image editing applications available online or on desktop systems like Adobe Photoshop Gimp Paint.net online applications like RemoveBG. Choose the image editing application of your preference install it.
Step 2: Upload Your Image
Open your chosen image editing application upload the image you want to edit. You can use “open” or “import” options to open the image. Once opened the image will appear in an image canvas.
Step 3: Choose the Image Layer
In most image editing applications images are made up of layers. You need to choose the layer containing the image you want to edit. In most applications the image will be located in the “background” or “layer 0” layer.
Step 4: Select the Background
To remove the background from the image you will first need to select it. Choose the “magic wand” or “lasso” tool from the toolbar lasso around the background area select it.
Step 5: Remove the Background
Once you have the background selected you can now remove it. Choose the option “delete” to remove the selected background. You should now be left with a see-through/ checkerboard background.
Step 6: Save the Image
Once you are satisfied with your image save your changes. You can save the image as a PNG file if you want to keep its transparency when placing it on webpages.
In conclusion image transparency is a great way to make images blend seamlessly with your website or other elements in your project. We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to make an image background transparent using various widely available image editing applications helps you in your projects. With careful attention to detail it can become easy to create images that perfectly capture your project’s message whilst avoiding clashing backgrounds.