Questions tagged [background-removal]

Questions about making the opaque backgrond of an image transparent.

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What is the best way to remove the clouds from the background?

I'm trying to remove the clouds from the picture as cleanly as possible while keeping the wires still visible. What I'm aiming for is the structure with the sky cut out. I'd rather not make a path ...
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Use empty background image as reference for product cut out

I'm a long time user of Photoshop. Every time I want to cut out a subject I use the Pen tool and I do it manually. But now, I'm guessing if there isn't a faster way of doing by giving Photoshop a ...
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Separate white image from dark background [duplicate]

I'm creating a t-shirt design and need to know how to combine all the white shapes that make this image and separate it from any dark green. The white image will eventually be printed on a dark green ...
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How to isolate a cat's whiskers from background in Photoshop 2020?

This is our cat: I am attempting to isolate her whiskers from the background: The Object Selection Tool does an excellent job of identifying the cat and selecting it but it struggles with the ...
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How to remove grid background on SVG image using Inkscape

I'm using the Meteocons icon set in my project, specifically the SVG files. I noticed they all display on screen with a light blue 'grid' as a background. How can I remove this background so that the ...
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Removing background from .GIF image

Original Image: My try: This is the image. I tried using Polygonal Lasso Tool, but the edges don't appear to be OK. Is there more precise way to remove the background and leave the letters and the ...
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Is there a way to batch remove the same background from multiple images?

Someone asked me a Photoshop question the other day, and after some time thinking on it I couldn't come up with an answer - hoping someone here can shed some light! Let's say I've got a batch of ...
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How to put a new background behind black text that already has a white background?

After you all helped me in my previous post with the handwritten text, helping me to erase the parchmnt and leave the text, I need help now with the next step. Please forgive me if this is simple ...
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Removing people from pictures seemlessly

I'm currently trying to remove a person from a photo that tried to be cool and photobomb, but i'm at a loss as to how it can be done with no loss of photo quality. My attempts have been to use the ...
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Extracting a net-like object with many holes

I was wondering if there's a good way to extract an object that's net-like with many holes. For instance, a supermarket trolley: Quick Selection and Magic Wand in Photoshop can select the outer ...
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Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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Change background color from brown to white (remove sepia)

I need to change this image's color background to white, because this takes up too much ink. I have tried to change the background to white and keep the text/map. It's for a National History Day ...
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Isolate a Collection of Thin Lines from a Photograph

Question I have a photograph (shown below - quality reduced to meet upload size limit) of a paraglider with an inflated wing. I would like to extract the paraglider, wing, and the many thin lines (...
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Using GIMP to extract a background from a set of pictures

I've got a set of pictures of a group of people that were taken on a tripod. Some of the people moved between pictures, and I want to extract a common background so I can combine the backgrounds to ...
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Extra space around shape when extracting a png

I have a photos, which I want to have in round shapes like the example presented below. Anyways, when making the clipping mask in Illustrator CS6, the extra space of the image around the circle stays. ...
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Does CS6 have a feature to extract an object from a background using stereography?

I recall reading an article prior to CS6 releasing that Photoshop (or perhaps another CS6 product?) would include a feature that would allow taking a stereographic photo of an object, and then detect ...
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Remove white background from white object in Photoshop

How can I remove the white background with Photoshop? I am having trouble doing it with the quick selection tool, because of the whiteness of the object, specially on the top.
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What's the term for an image that's been traced and made transparent?

What's the name of an image (TIFF) that's been traced, isolated from its background and saved with a transparent background? Layered? Traced?
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Use GIMP to extract out the logo from background

I would like to extract out the icon in the following screen (mixed with gray background) to Anyone know how I can do that using GIMP? Thanks.
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How to remove background from multiple small objects

I have multiple photos where I need to replace the background and shadows with pure white but I'm finding it rather tedious and difficult to do with the amount of small ares and objects that I need to ...
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How to extract an object from its background (no layers, paths, etc.)

Apologies all for the intrusion by a complete novice. I have a simple .jpg image, see below. All I want is the instrument itself, without the black background. Essentially, the instrument, as an ...
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How to blend in a portrait with lots of loose hair on a dark background?

I have an image of a child I isolated. When I choose a dark or non-bright background for her picture, her hair is not looking good: a halo of white remains around it. on white background: How can I ...
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How to change the shape of the eraser tool in Illustrator?

I am Photoshop enthusiast, I can't find how to change eraser shape like in Photoshop (eraser "brush" mode). In Illustrator eraser is always circle or ellipse (when you change width in eraser ...
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Changing the background of the picture to white

I have a passport picture in which the background is light brown. I need to change that background to white. Is there anyway I can do that using Inkscape or any free tools? Here is the picture: If ...
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How do I change the background of a bitmap from white to grey in Inkscape (or other open source photo editor)

Here is a nice picture of a 4-d hypercube "sliced" into 3d and then projected onto the 2d plane. Unfortunately its background is white and I'd like to use it on a 10% grey background: How can ...
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How can I change all the white pixel into transparent using photoshop? [duplicate]

.I want to change all the white pixels into transparent so that I can choose the background of my choice. I may decide to use a black background, so multiply doesn't work.
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How can I edit this specific .eps file into a transparent image on photoshop?

I'm kinda new with Photoshop so please bear with me. I found this .eps file on freepik that I want to use for personal use. I opened the .eps file on Illustrator and everything looked fine there, ...
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How do I remove the white background and keep the shadows with a transparent background?

How do I remove the white background and keep the shadows with a transparent background?
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How to remove background behind a subject (make it transparent), but with a slight transparency blur around the edge instead of sharp cut-off?

I've looked at a dozen tutorials on removing background in Photoshop, and they all seem to do the same thing. I've followed the usual route of "create a new layer - select your subject - invert ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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I want to REMOVE the background, not just make it transparent

I want to remove the background of an irregularly shaped image altogether, not just make it transparent. The image's box is overlapping with other stuff and getting in the way. There's got to be a way ...
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How to remove the textured background from a handwritten text document?

I'm using Adobe Photoshop. I noticed that there are other questions similar to this one. However, the reason I'm posting my question is, when I followed the instructions in the other question about ...
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GIMP (or others): How to remove background (by color) of several images in one step?

I have a set of about 200 PNG-images in like that: Only black and white, no colors, no grey. I need the background color (white) to be removed and tried to do so in macOS Preview (with that Instant ...
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Different image depending on background color

I'm trying to replicate this answer in gimp 2.10, but the results are very different. Right in the first step the result deviates. Subtracting the two images in gimp 2.10: And in gimp 2.8: In gimp ...
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Remove black background of a shape with blurred edges

I am trying to change the background colour of the image https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0728c/ from black to white with gimp. To do this I'm following the suggestion from this answer: https://...
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How can I make a transparent cursor, and why does my Photoshop document have grid-lines on it?

I am trying to make a cursor with transparency using Photoshop CS5. When I make a .cur file from an image, I can see extra white space with the icon Something like this: I don't want the outer ...
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What would be the workflow for performing the same steps for multiple images in photoshop?

I am expecting a job where I have to perform the same steps for many similar images, i.e. removing the background form the subject (sushi items), crop the image to the size of the subject, then resize ...
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How to convert a black-on-white EPS to black-on-transparent in Illustrator

I have been supplied with a logo in .eps format, but it has a white background. I cannot get Illustrator to knock the background out and make the logo black on transparent. I've tried the magic wand ...
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Remove Background keep Shadow

I have a shadow on a solid coloured background. I know that the colour of the shadow is black (#000000), and I know exactly what the background colour is. How can I remove the colored background ...
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How do you cut out an enclosed section of background from a picture in illustrator?

I was wondering if anyone can help me with this issue? I am trying to remove all the background from my picture using illustrator. I have already used a clipping mask to remove the surrounding ...
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Extracting hand writing from a dark background

Okay I am a complete novice when it comes to this but here goes. My partner who passed away recently wrote this wish on a paper boat for our son. It is difficult to see and I really wanted to extract ...
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Can I remove transparent pixels from a layer with a different blending mode in Photoshop cc14?

If I have a layer with a white background and I want to remove it, I can often just change the blending mode to Screen or Overlay and it ends up exactly the way I want it. However, I often want a ...
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Making background transparent without changing filename

I've folders containing png images of map tiles to be overlayed on google maps, created using QTiles plugin in QGIS. I want to remove the white background of all the tiles so that base map is properly ...
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In GIMP, what is the equivilent to adding a 'spot channel' in PS ? Need a white layer below image and edges transparent for printing

I am looking to print an image with a white layer behind the color image. The image is of a face with the background in transparent. When it get's printed, it goes on a dark wall and therefore I ...
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How to remove the grey background noise

I'm doing some exercises with photoshop. I wish to transform a design to only black and white draw without background. I'm working on this image I tried two ways: but it always remain a grey ...
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Range problem when removing background or whitening in Photoshop?

I have a .BMP picture (110 MB in size) that has a background (white) that I want to remove. I converted my .BMP picture because of it large size to .JPG format to use in Photoshop. So my main picture ...
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What is the easiest way to remove background from an image using Photoshop? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to remove background from below image? If you can show it with screenshots it would be great.
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Removing a white background when foreground contains white

I'm trying to remove the white background of an image (replacing it with transparency), however, the challenge I'm having is that the image has white parts that I would like to maintain. Below is the ...
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GIMP Make background transparent

My questions Should I capture the product in a completely black background then use my method to make background transparent in GIMP? I know the product color is also white so how do I make it ...
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How do I remove a green screen background in Photoshop?

How can I green screen in Photoshop? I am making a picture were I need to green screen, and it would be very helpful if someone could help me!