Right from the time, WhatsApp announced stickers, tens and hundreds of sticker apps have popped up in the Play Store with one purpose — to make your chats more colorful and engaging. From superhero stickers to movie star stickers, you'll find everything. But if you are someone like me who hoards dozens of sticker apps, finding the right pack at the right time can be a tedious affair.
So, what do you do in situations like this? Do you scroll through the sticker icons endlessly until you arrive at the right one? Or, do you keep the sticker pack just so that you can use a single sticker?
It's almost 2019, and it'd be a shame if it really came down to it. Thankfully, we can make our sticker packs for WhatsApp, and fill it with our favorite characters, memes, and expressions. This way, finding the right sticker would not only be easy, but it'll also save you from the unnecessary hassle of downloading different apps.
We will divide this article into two parts. The first part will focus on getting stickers with transparent backgrounds. And if the stock images do not suit your taste, we will delve into the process of making image backgrounds transparent, and then adding them as stickers.
Note: The images on the sites mentioned below are meant only for personal use and not for commercial use.
Downloading Images with Transparent Backgrounds
When it comes to getting your hands on ready-made stickers, thankfully the Internet doesn't disappoint. There are quite a few legit sites dedicated to stickers.
One of the many sites that cater to sticker maniacs like me is Stickpng. It has hundreds of different transparent PNG images arranged into neat categories. The best thing about this site is that you can find everything from superheroes to cool zombie arts and weird facial expressions.
All you need to do is open an image pack and tap on the Download button. If you want an easy way out, this site is gold.
Cool Fact: Did you know that green dot appears beside the stickers when the pack needs to be updated?
Making PNG Images
If your idea of stickers is more along the lines of memes and sayings, the odds are that the above sites won't help you much. The trick here is to get a few images and convert them to the PNG format since WhatsApp accepts stickers only in the PNG format.
That's when apps like Batch Image Converter and JPEG / PNG Image File Converter come in handy. These apps convert JPEG images to PNG.
If you have plenty of images to convert, Batch Image Converter should be your go-to app. Else, the JPEG/PNG Image File Converter app does it quite well. Both the apps have simple and straightforward interfaces.
When it comes to making stickers out of common expressions and sayings, you can take the aid of apps like Canva, Typography Master, Curve Text to write text in quirky fonts. Again, do make sure to use a white background, so that it's easier to remove later.
One of the best apps to remove image background is Background Eraser. To know how to use this app, you can check out the post below.
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Once you've downloaded all the images and made the necessary adjustments, divide them into separate folders. That's because when you export them as stickers, WhatsApp will display them as different sticker packs.
Pro Tip: Make the images in a bunch on your PC using tools such as Canva. Once done, change the image transparency using Luna Pic.
Import Sticker Packs
Now is the time to import them top WhatsApp as stickers. Personal stickers for WhatsApp app are the bridge between WhatsApp and your prepared images.
All you have to do is open the app, and tap on the Plus icon to add them, that's it. Talk about customization!
Bonus Point: How to Make a Sticker out of Any Photo on Android
Did you know that you can also make stickers out of your selfies? Yep, you read that right. Again, the app that comes to the rescue is Background Eraser which as you guessed removes the background and makes it transparent.
You can also add a dash of fun to it by introducing a couple of elements like Elf Ears, Clown Nose, Huge eyes, etc. For this, apps like MSQRD or for that matter, any app with live face filters.
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Make Them Shine
Making custom WhatsApp sticker packs helps cut down on a lot of unnecessary images and pictures. After all, you wouldn’t want to scroll through endless lines of stickers while looking for your favorite, right? So, start organizing, will ya?
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