How to make a transparent background in Photoshop?
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Photoshop - one of the most popular programs among people who are fond of design, graphics and drawing. Photoshop may be needed and people far from creativity, but in need of its functions. For example, it was necessary to use some kind of image in the text, but it is unacceptable to place it with the available background. To do this, you can either change the background or use a transparent background. Let's try to figure out how to make a transparent background in Photoshop.
How to make a transparent background in Photoshop - the first way:
Click the left mouse button "File" (File) (in the upper left corner). In the drop-down list, select the "new" (New). In the "Background Contents" (Background Contents) select the "transparent" (Transparent). This method should be used by those who want to create their own image with no background. It will not work if you want to remove the background from the finished image. To do this, use the second method.
How to make a transparent background in Photoshop - the second way:
Graphic editor Photoshop is different in that it uses work with layers. The image behind which the transparent background is made should be copied to a new layer. This is done by simultaneously pressing the Ctrl and J keys (we will use the commonly used abbreviation, for example, Ctrl + J). To accomplish this, you can use another method - right-click on the layer and select the item "Duplicate Layer" in the drop-down menu. In the next window that appears, click "OK". You should have two identical layers, only one of them will be called "layer 1", and the other - "background".
The second stage - you need to hide the layer called "background". To do this, simply click on the image of the eye to the left of the layer.
The third stage - it is necessary to separate the image from the background. This can be done with a tool called "gum". On the keyboard, it is turned on with the "E" key. Gum tool sizes can be changed using the "[" and "]" keys on the English layout. You will need to resize the tool in order to gently “erase” the background around the object. If you did everything correctly, then around the object you will have a "chess field" - this is the lack of background, that is, a transparent background.
The last step is to save the image with a transparent background. Preservation standard. In the upper left corner of the left mouse button, select "File" (File) in the drop-down list, select "Save as". Under the image and the line "File Name" will be the string "file type". In this line you choose the format in which the image will be saved. You can select the ".psd" format or the ".png" format. It is recommended to use the latest format. After this action, click "save". JPEG does not preserve transparency.
Now you can use the image without the original background, inserting it into the required document. It should be noted that the "gum" tool is quite complicated for beginners if the hand is not "full" of daily work in this program. Therefore, it may be difficult to try to erase the background around small objects such as grass, for example. You can advise either to improve the skill, or use a graphics tablet for work (which is more typical of professionals), or try another way.
How to make a transparent background in Photoshop - the third way:
It is necessary to convert the background image into a layer.To do this, right-click on the background in the area on the right where the layers are displayed. Select "Layer from background" / "From the background" (most versions of Photoshop, downloaded from torrents, in English. This remark applies to many tutorials). In the menu that opens, click "OK". Choose the Magic Wand tool. It can be used only if the background that needs to be cut is uniform in color (in the other case, we use the Lasso tool). Select the background. Click Delete. After that we see our object against the background of a chess field. This is a transparent background. It remains only to save the image as described above.
The network has a large number of video lessons on this topic. For example, you can follow the sequence of actions on the video to the article.
Now you have taken one step in the field of studying the basic features of the graphic program Photoshop and simultaneously realized your need for high-quality visual design of your work. Congratulations!