Today I came across and amazing free tool to help make image background transparent. What awesomeness! I don’t have Photoshop and so I have tried several free tools such as Gimp and Paint to try to make image background transparent. Each time I failed miserably, because often the image is a composite and with Gimp and paint it is not an easy task to remove image background. Often, with these tools, not only does the background become transparent, but part of the image itself is lost as well.
Why Sometimes We Need To Make Image Background Transparent
Often we find beautiful images that we could easily use for headers, logos, banners, ebook covers, reports and other specific tasks but the only thing that prevents us from using them is the image background. Typically, it is impossible to match the image background to our own preferred backgrounds. Previously I have created a video that shows you how to change the color of image background to match the color scheme of your header or theme, but even that does not work 100% and it does not apply to composite images.
So when you are creating headers, logos, banners ebook covers, etc., you pretty well depend on an expensive designer to help you out, simply because you are unable to remove image background.
Comparison Of Image With Background And A Modified Image With Transparent Background
In this post I’ll show you how to remove image background from a composite, pretty complex image. I did it with a free, online background remover tool. The whole process took me about 3 minutes. Here I’ll use the example of the featured image at the beginning of the post. I chose this one because I already tried other tools to create a transparent background on this image, without any success, when I wanted to add this image to an ebook cover.
Let’s compare the image with the original background and one where I removed the background and made the image background transparent. I placed the images on blue background for an easy comparison.
As you can see the original image with the background (on the left) does not blend into the the blue scheme. The image with transparent background blends well into the blue color. This is not a beautiful example, because the computer image was cut off in the original picture. But I selected it none the less because of the complexity of the image.
A Free Tool To Make Image Background Transparent – How It Works
The amazing free tool to make image background transparent can be found at ClipMagic.
In the tool’s dashboard, I simply uploaded the image. The tool then displays the original image and the modified image side by side so that you can see what is happening as you modify the image.
Similarly, to retain the image I wanted, I clicked on the green dot then clicked on the image itself.
The green dots allow you to preserve the image you want. The red dots pinpoint the areas where you want to remove background from image and make it transparent.
There is a video tutorial on the website as well (this is a web tool, you don’t have to download anything). However, the process to remove background image is so simple that I did not even have to watch the video. Because the image on the right hand side reflects the changes you are making to the original image, there is no room for error.
So, go on. Give it a try. Take a composite image and make the image background transparent. Enjoy this wonderful free tool and let me know what you think about this magic. Happy clipping.