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How to remove the white background from images in Photoshop
  • By Design Bundles
  • 27 Feb 2017
  • 3 Mins
  • Photoshop Tutorials

How to remove the white background from images in Photoshop

This technique is great if you have scanned image with not a clean background to remove.

1- Open photoshop.

2-Select the Jpeg file you want to remove the background from.

3- In layers, select the eclipse icon and select Brightness/contrast.

4- Adjust the contrast to make the background as white as possible.

5- Select the layer again and the eclipse icon. This time select the curves.

6- Adjust the curves to brighten the background further.

7-With the curves layer selected, press Ctrl + Alt + Shift+ E .you will now have a new flattened layer.

8- Uncheck the eye icons in this layer as we do not need to see them now.

9- Select the Eclipse icon again while your layer is selected. this time select Solid Color.

10- Then image will now go black/grey. If it does not select a black/grey colour.

11-Select Ctrl+ Shift+ [ to send to the back.

12- Select your first layer (layer 1) and double click on it.

13- Holding the Alt key drag the right arrow across until you can see your images with out their white background.

14-create a new layer. (Ctrl+ Shift+ N)

15-Holding down the shift key select the first 2 layers. Then select Layer > Merge layers.

16-using the poly lasso tool select the whole image or the part of the image you want to remove from the background. Once selected use Ctrl+ C to copy it.

17- Go to File > New to create a new file. Make sure it is the right size to fit your copied file.

18-In the new file select Edit > paste (Ctrl+ V)this will now paste the images into your new file. they will now have a transparent background you can paste onto any coloured background or project you are using.

Images are fromDesign Bundlesand the file is calledSea life.

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