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How to remove the background from an image in Illustrator

Posted on 27th March 2017


1- Open Ai and create a new art board.


 

2-  Click and drag your image into your art board.


 

3- Adjust your image to fit your art board.


 

4- On the left toolbar select the stroke colour to black and turn off the fill colour.


 

5-  Select the pen tool (1) and then with the pen tool draw around the image you want(2).


 

6- Once you have finished tracing the image from the background, select both the image as well as the trace. Right click and select Make clipping mask.


 

7- your background is now removed and the image you wanted is still on the art board.

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