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Save a JPG without a background

You can't save transparency to a .jpg. The file format simply doesn't support it. Anything that is transparent will become white when saved to a .jpeg. Try .png or .gif, those file formats do accept ...
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Techniques for cutting out hair accurately

Advanced hair extraction tutorial First off, plugins and simpler methods are available. This is if you want to get higher quality results. It is largely the same as ACEkin's answer except going into ...
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What's the best way to remove a white background when the Magic Wand tool doesn't cut it?

In my opinion, the Magic Wand tool is about the worst method for extracting a background in 95% of all use cases. Unfortunately, I realize it is the "go to" method for many users. However, ...
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How to remove background in a scan of an old drawing

There are different ways to do this, but the way I would do it in GIMP is roughly: Color erase tool to remove the bulk of the sepia color. Manual erasing of dark spots which are darker than light "...
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Remove white background from white object in Photoshop

Since this is a relatively simple shape, I would just outline it with the pen tool and convert to a selection. Do note the little details around the corners and side buttons though. I would say that ...
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What's the best way to remove a white background when the Magic Wand tool doesn't cut it?

If you have Photoshop CC, then you could use the Select and Mask functionality to refine a selection made with the Magic Wand. Select the Magic Wand, deselect the "Contiguous" option, set ...
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Removing checkered background baked onto image

Alpha blending is: Cout = α * CFG+(1-α) * CBG Now there are two alphas on the image: a full transparency and the object transparency. The first order of business is to calculate the full transparency. ...
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Save a JPG without a background

jPeg images save automatically with a flat solid background. You will be able to achieve saving your image with a transparent background to .png format. It won't work with JPEG format. Some ...
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How to remove background in sketch?

You can use the the Instant Alpha tool (magic wand) in the macOSX Preview to remove the background. http://www.chriswrites.com/how-to-use-previews-instant-alpha-magic-wand-tool-in-os-x/
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How do I remove the white background and keep the shadows with a transparent background?

On the top menu bar click on Select > Color Range (with this tool, you can select the white background) With the tool opened Shift + Click to add more white color. This lets you select the entire ...
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What's the term for an image that's been traced and made transparent?

As has already been pointed out, a TIFF is still a TIFF regardless of the contents. TIFF is a file format (Tagged Image File Format) as distinct from JPEG, PNG, PSD, etc. Layered would refer to a ...
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How to remove white background from multiple images?

This is a job for the actions palette! Make a new action for "Auto Crop" Open Actions palette (Alt+F9) Hit the "create new action" icon bottom right (paper with folded corner) Name the action "Auto ...
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How to remove backgrond using a photo with only the background? (GIMP/others)

It might be possible to import both images as layers and apply a "grain extract" blending mode to the top image. If the pixels on the top layer and bottom layer were identical, i.e. in the exact same ...
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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?

The short answer to your question would be to include a step between making your selection and inverting it: choose Select > Modify > Feather, and choose a 1~2px value. Do yourself a huge favour,...
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How can I remove text from an image?

Simple... Here I made a Clipping Path first. Then Photoshop will work magic through Content-Aware Fill. Check the tutorial; you are going to learn how do I remove it.
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How can I remove the unwanted background from a scanned handwritten signature?

Using Photoshop, this is the best way I know to get rid of a background while preserving the integrity of something that has been sketched or drawn and you will get much, much better results than ...
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How to convert transparent layer to solid? (All variants)

Just duplicate the layer, use hue/saturation adjustment (Cmd + Alt + U) and drag it to white. done and done. brush the center white if you don't want transparency there.
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How would I remove all the white from this image? I just want the image to be the red parts

..and now its even easier! In Gimp 2.8 simply click Color -> Color to Alpha.
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Is there a way to do a perfect background removal on hair?

There are lots of ways to achieve it. Here I'm going to follow Image>Calculations: This is my calculations below.. Then I Go to the Channels to select newly created Alpha Channel and Apply Levels ...
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Trying to select image - Put it on colored background. Photoshop CC 2015 Windows (Pictures included)

I compiled a little tutorial for you. My Interface language is Polish, but I'll translate the commands to English version, so no worries! Using Pen Tool (hotkey: P), make a path around the object ...
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How to blend in a portrait with lots of loose hair on a dark background?

Create a copy of your 'cut out' layer and set the blending mode of that copy layer to DARKEN rather than NORMAL (sometimes MULTIPLY, COLOUR BURN or a different blending mode will work better than ...
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How to extract an object from its background (no layers, paths, etc.)

Use the pen tool to trace around the instrument. In the layer panel ensure the path is higher than the instrument. Then select both on your page and do Object > Clipping Mask > Make Then export the ...
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How to remove background from multiple small objects

This is a perfect example of when channels are useful: Photoshop. How to remove all white space, background + unenclosed space Duplicate the Blue Channel in the Channels Panel Use Levels to boost ...
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Change background color in Gimp

The solution is easy, do a selection so that the color-to-alpha only applies where it matters: the background and the edge pixels of the outline. On a clean picture, that's wand-select the ...
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Removing background and cut out and sharpen handwritten text

Open the file or image Click on Image > adjustments > Auto levels (shift+ctrl+L) Below step you have to do twice with different settings click on Click on Image > adjustments > Brightness / contrast ...
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Remove Background in Inkscape

Select Invert image in the Trace Bitmap dialogue. Perform the trace. You will first obtain your logo in black (like in the first case). Open the Fill and Stroke dialogue (Ctrl+Alt+F) and change colour ...
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Extract similarities between bunch of image to remove stains on gimp or imagemagick

To always remove stains or dust from the exact same areas of several images the following workflow using Gimp may lead to satisfactory (but not perfect) results. Obtain despeckle mask Take an image ...
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