When it comes to photo editing and correcting, one of the most popular features online is the ability to remove background from picture. Many online photo editors, including online photo galleries feature tools to remove background from images. With so many tools available online, how do you know which one is the best for your photos? Here are 4 ways of removing the background from picture.
Clipping Path: clipping path applies virtual trim around the picture to easily remove unwanted backgrounds from the picture. The main advantage of using a clipping path is the ease of selecting different areas to remove the background from. The only drawback of using this tool is the effect it leaves on the image. Clipping path mostly applies virtual trim around the image to easily remove backgrounds in pictures, however in some instances also apply Photoshop masking, such as when the subject has fur or hair.
Paintingbrush: Paintbrush tool is another online image editing tool that offers several features including drawing outlines, filtering, painting and erasing. If you need to remove the background in an image quickly, you can use this tool. You can paint around the areas that you want to remove and then when you are done, just select the 'white' option from the tool menu to remove the background completely. However, this tool can be very time consuming, especially when you have to paint every part of the picture.
Spot UV: A very popular UV paint application that makes it easy to remove the background in a picture. This is the fastest method to remove the background from a photo, especially when used with spot color mode. However, this makes it impossible to create a smooth background; thus it is not recommended for pictures with gradients and harsh edges.
Cropping: cropping is one of the most useful tools that you can download from PhotoShop. This tool is similar to Photoshop's background feature, except this allows you to crop the image without disturbing the other elements in the photo. To use the cropping tool, just upload image into your PhotoShop account. Choose 'cropping' from the' Edit' menu and then choose the size you want to get clear transparent background.
Background Blurring: when you want to remove busy looking backgrounds, you can use the blur effect by pressing the function key on your keyboard. However, this has some limitations. It is only effective on square or rectangular shaped shapes and doesn't go beyond the limits of your monitor. When you are working on a large image, you may have to turn this off to get clear background.
The third step is to find a good software to resize your image. There are many available, so you will surely find one that works for you. You may also try a free image resizing tools like Paint Shop Pro or Paint Engine. To add some personality to your pictures with the effect of cropping, use an image editor such as Adobe Illustrator. There you can add effects like bevels, gradients, or shadows.
If none of these techniques apply to you, then you may want to use Photoshop's built-in background removal tool, known as PSD to Photoshop. This tool is very easy to use even for beginners. You just need to select the background you want to remove, choose an appropriate shape for its removal, then choose 'stage.' Your selected image will be removed from your background.
The fourth step is to choose a tool for retouching your image. After you select an appropriate tool, click on the 'eye' icon next to the shape of the object you want to remove the background from. A 'slazzer' will appear to distract you from focusing on the background you want to remove. You can use any image editor for this.
Fifthly, upload the photos you want to use as backgrounds in PSD to Photoshop. There you can enter your own text for the background. Use the usual size and width of your image. In order to change the shape of the background, click on the 'shape' icon. There you may choose among the hundreds of shapes which are pre-designed in the Photoshop's interface. Or you may just type 'rectangle' in place of 'stage.'
You can now publish your image online, if you want to put it into a newsletter or other print media. Or you may just use it in your personal photographs. The possibilities are endless. Just remember that when removing backgrounds from images to make sure that you are targeting only the foreground area or parts of the picture where the face is located.