How to Make an Image Background Transparent

This method works well even with complex images and requires very little skill.

Replacing the original background of an image with a transparent one is a task often encountered in web design and photo retouching. There are dozens of possible cases where you may need this: removing an unwanted background when publishing photographs on social networks; making goods you sell online look more appealing without the background; removing boring background scenes to later replace them with futuristic backdrops.

Good news! You don't have to be a graphics genius to render the background of your images transparent. PhotoScissors will do it for you. Here's how:

Upload the image to PhotoScissors. Deep neural networks process it and render the background pixels transparent automatically.

All done! Now just save the image as a PNG to preserve the background transparency and use the image wherever you want.

image with transparent background

Depending on the complexity of the picture and the objects in it, you may need to make a few additional green marks here and there. Make sure to select a smaller marker size for precise adjustments.

As you paint with the markers, the tool renders the image background transparent in real time. The preview window displays the result.

You can also use the Eraser tool to remove unneeded portions of the marker selection