An image with a transparent background appears more powerful. You may be wondering why? Well, there is no background to distract you. Secondly, you can create a new image by adding the transparent image on top of any larger image to blend them perfectly.
Most importantly, you can use any color as the background since it is transparent by default.
First, you need to remove the existing background by selecting the object. The background can be of any color — white, red, pink, black, etc. or any pattern. Then, transparency needs to be added followed by saving the image with transparency.
Don’t worry. We have covered the steps in detail here. Let’s jump in.
1. Select Object Using Magic Select Tool
For that, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open your image in Paint 3D.
Step 2: Click on the Magic Select tool present in the top bar.
Step 3: A selection box will appear. Use the corners or sides of the box to select the portion of the image whose background you want to change. Then click on Next on the right side.
Step 4: Paint 3D will automatically detect the object inside the selection. If you are satisfied with the selection, click Done on the right side. Otherwise, use the Add or Remove tools also present on the right side to modify the selection.
Click on the Add tool and then select the part of the image that you want to add to your selection. Similarly, click on Remove tool and click the area that you want to remove.
Step 5: Once you press the Done button, you will see a new box appears outside the selected image indicating that it’s now a separate object. You can use the various tools present on the box to rotate or flip the image.
Now, it’s time to remove the background altogether.
3. Make White Background Transparent
Finally, when you have your image on a white background, you can make it transparent. For that, click on the Canvas option at the top and enable the toggle for Transparent canvas present on the right side.
Tip: Right-click on the image and select Canvas options. Then enable Transparent canvas.
Once you do so, you will see that the white background disappears and your image becomes transparent.
However, we are not done yet. A very crucial step of saving the image follows.
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4. Save Transparent Image
With the background out of the way, it’s time to save our final image. For that, follow these steps:
Step 1: Hit the Menu icon and select Save as from the menu with the format as Image.
Step 2: Next, you need to make sure two things. First, the drop-down box under Save as type should be showing PNG (image). If it’s showing any other format, change it to PNG (image). Secondly, the Transparency box should be checked.
Tip: In case you forget to make the white background transparent using Canvas options, check the box next to Transparency when saving the image. That should do the trick.
Step 3: Finally, click on the Save button. You will be asked to assign a name and choose the save location. Congratulations! Your image with a transparent background is ready.
Note: Even though we are making the background white first and then removing it, you need to follow all the steps mentioned above for images with the white background too.
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All Hail Transparency
Making an image transparent is one of the most desirable image-editing features. Fortunately, Paint 3D offers a simple way to achieve that. We hope you didn't face any issue while removing the background and making it transparent. Do let us know if you need any other help regarding Paint 3D.
Next up: Now that the background is gone, wondering how to replace the background in Paint 3D? Check our simple tutorial on it.