Another interesting option in the process of background removing is the quick selection tool. Let us guide you quickly through the screen selection for the same.
1. Select the quick selection tool
To select the Quick Selection Tool, click on its icon in Photoshop’s Tools panel, or press the letter W on your keyboard to select it with the shortcut. So then how to get rid of background in photoshop?
2. Tool Settings
Move to Tool Settings and select the size, gradient hardness and spacing accordingly. Considering you may want to tune the angles to have an artistic view, you may select the same as well.
3. Start Selection
Click and drag over the area you need to select as if you were painting with a brush. As you drag, Photoshop continuously analyzes the area, comparing color, tone and texture, and does its best job to figure out what it is you’re trying to select, often with amazing result. This tool has “Add to selection” mode by default. So you don’t need to press ‘shift’ key to add the selection. To make the cursor smaller press the left bracket key ( [ ) and the right bracket key ( ] ) to make it larger.
To remove an area from a selection, hold down your Alt key. The small plus sign in the center of the cursor will be replaced with a minus sign (-). Then, with Alt key still held down, click and drag inside the area you need to remove.
Select the required areas very carefully by adjusting the cursor size and zooming in (ctrl+) and zooming out (ctrl-) in the working area of the image.
Looks to have fit the requirement as of now. But hold on. The edges still do not look perfect. Isn’t it? Let us go deeper.
4. Refine edge
Go to the refine edge option panel as shown in the screen captured above and move the brush (edge detection) around the edges to get a perfect output.
Now adjust smoothen / contrast as per requirements to make it just ‘perfect’ and select the output to new layer to layer mask.
Now it suits the imagination a little more.
As a final touch up to this content, let us have a glimpse of the magic wand as well before we close the context.
Photoshop’s magic wand tool selects pixels based on tone and color. So if you are working with an image with solid background color this tool will work perfect. But it may create trouble if the image has a contrast of colors.
1. Select the Tool as defined in the screen captured below.
You will need to click on the quick selection tool in the tool panel and keep your mouse button held down until a fly out menu appears. Select the magic wand from the menu.
2. Set the Tolerance and Click on the Background
Start by clicking on the portion of the background you want to edit and remove. If the selection looks like the one shown below, you may need to increase the tolerance which can be found on the top of the photoshop window. You may want to vary it between 30 to 40 and look for the apt display.
In order to add to your selection while using the Magic Wand tool, hold the “shift” button as you select multiple areas of the background you would intend to remove. In order to undo the same or detract the selected pieces, you may use the “Alt” key as you proceed.
Here also you get the refined edge option to get the perfect edges of your selection. Otherwise press Ctrl+J to copy your selection to a new layer.
You have the final picture with you.
It is possibly a mix of all the above that can give the perfect blend to the snap we are looking at. It may not always be a “one size fits all” concept and hence it is advised to have a fair idea of all the techniques once we stead fast to making a snap a memoir!!
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. To make it beautiful now lay in your hands!! Hope you enjoyed this process of how to delete a background in photoshop and happy learning till we connect again with another piece clippingarts!!
The major benefit of transparent background is that we can use the image or design on any other background easily.
Photoshop offers various techniques of removing the solid background of an image. After removing the background, we get a new layer with the desired image.
But what if we want it on a transparent background? Not a problem. Just select the image by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and click on the layer of the image. Then press ctrl+C to copy the image.
Now you need to create a new file. Go to file→new, select the width and height according to the image and do not forget to change the background contents to transparent. Then, click ok. You may refer the screen captured below.
A new transparent canvas will open. Now simply press Ctrl+V to paste the image. That is how you can get your image with an transparent background.
Now we can save the image in variety of formats like PNG, GIF, TIFF and of course PSD. Only remember JPEG format does not support transparency.
So then, till we are back with the next piece, happy learning!!