Removal of background from pictures is an important part of picture editing. This task can be quite daunting for beginners and non-artists as most picture editing services provide a pre-designed background with no options to manually manipulate it. There are three popular methods of removing the background from images online: cropping, slicing and masking. Each method has its own merits and cons. Here is a quick comparison between the three.
Cropping: cropping is often considered the easiest way of removing unwanted background from pictures. The image is first resized to fit the right-hand side of the image. Using the rectangular option in Microsoft Paint (not the classic Paint), the resized image is then copied and pasted on the right-hand side of the target page. After this, the copy is saved as a.jpg file. The third alternative is to use the Print button to right-click the image, and select 'crop' to right-align and center the image.
Slicing: in order to remove the background, a series of square slices is made. These slices are then pasted on top of the original image, starting from the top left and going rightwards. The final step is to desaturate the image to get rid of any warm colors and tones. For this process, the user needs to access the Edit menu by clicking on the camera icon, or by pressing the CTRL+F keyboard shortcut. By selecting 'stage mode,' the user can also choose to desaturate the background and then adjust the brightness and contrast before restoring the image to the original form.
Masking: Masking is a technique that is commonly used when there are areas of the photo that does not need to be shown. It can also be used to hide any red eye areas. This is achieved by selecting an object with the mouse and then dragging a line from the eye to the selected object. The dragged line will become the mask for that particular area, which will be desaturated and blended with the rest of the photo. To remove background from images with masked areas, it is important to go to the Edit menu and desaturate the background before restoring the picture to its original form.
Cropping: in Photoshop, cropping is one of the four basic operations that every image editor comes with. A cropping tool can be used to make an image smaller by reducing the size of an unwanted part of the image. To remove background from pictures with cropping, it is necessary to go to the Edit menu by clicking on the camera icon, or by pressing the CTRL+F shortcut. By selecting 'wide view,' cropping can be performed with a narrower selection. To get started, simply click the desired portion of the image to begin cropping.
Cropping is useful in two ways. First, it allows you to create a smaller version of an image that removes unwanted background. Second, the background can be repositioned within the picture using the Move tool, which makes it appear as though it had been part of the original picture all along. These two methods can be combined to give the user even more control and versatility when editing.
Brush Tool: with the Brush tool, you can create an image from just about any shape. This is an excellent tool for creating specialized effects. Simply click on the shape, which is currently selected, to add it to the resulting image, and then use the mouse to drag the brush to the background.
Canvas: although, digital photos can be used to create a photo background online, you may also choose to create a Canva shape that is extracted from a photograph. You can either right click on the canvas to open it up, or you can choose to 'open in new window' by clicking on the canvas. When you click on the canvas, you will see a drop down menu and will see that you can select 'New from Canva'. Once you do this, a new image will be extracted from the source picture, and you can either change the background color if you want to alter the color used for the new image, or if you want to erase the background.