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How To Remove White Background From An Image With Photoshop

Many times web developers and others need a transparent image to create suitable image for their blog / website. In many times they use an already created image. But problem appears when they put that image on a particular image and do not want the white background of that image. In that case they need to remove the white background from that image. 

There are many ways to remove white background from an image. You can use Magic Eraser ToolBackground Eraser Tool and Magic Wand Tool to remove white background. Both are nice tool to remove white background from an image.

If your image has a single background (say white color) then it is very very easy to remove the background from that image. Otherwise you need to do a little bit hard work to remove the background. In this post I will show you how to remove white background from an image.
Method 1: Using Lasso Tool

Lasso Tool is very much helpful if your image has multiple background colors. Using Lasso Tool, you can easily remove the backgrounds. To remove the background you need to do the below steps.

Step 1. Open your image in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2. Click Lasso Tool (L)


Step 3. Click near the edge of the photo and select the background area using Lasso Tool.

Step 4. After selecting the background area click Delete button on the keyboard.


Repeat the step 3 and step 4 to delete the rest background part of the image.

Method 2 : Using Magic Eraser Tool 

Using Magic Eraser Tool, you need to do only 3 steps to remove white background from an image.

Step 1.  Open the existing white background image with Adobe Photoshop

Step 2.  Now select Magic Eraser Tool from the tools menu located left hand side of the Photoshop window.


Step 3.  Now click anywhere on the white background. All the white background removed immediately from the image. This is the easiest and simple method to remove white background from an existing image.

Method 3 : Using Magic Wand Tool 

Using Magic Wand Tool, you need to do the below 5 steps to remove white background from an image.

Step 1. Open the existing white background image with Adobe Photoshop and select Magic Wand Tool from the tools menu located left hand side of the Photoshop window.


Step 2.  In this step you need to add layer to the existing image. Follow this steps to add an extra layer, click Layer  from the top menu bar then  hover pointer to  New  and then click Layer From Background.


Step 3After that you will able to see a New Layer window with name Layer 0. Instead of doing anything just click OK on this layer.


Step 4. Now click any where on the white background. After that just tress Delete button on the keyboard. Once you press Delete button on the keyboard white background will be removed and your image converted to transparent image.


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