Take background out of picture mac

If it does work most likely because the background has many colors or the background and picture wanted to be kept have similar colors. Thanks so much!

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I used to just try to use the soft eraser and always, painstakingly, attempt to erase all the background on an image. And it was always the worse, especially when I had a person I wanted to erase the background from, and I would get to try to go around his hair, and it was just a huge mess, trying not erase bits of hair, but then it would always leave pieces of the background, between hair locks, just so annoying!! But this, this, is perfect!!!

Oh man, I love Pixelmator so much, and this just reaffirmed my love even more! Thank you so much for this tutorial, and the amazing application that is Pixelmator!!! Went through the tutorials and the help topics-very understandable-have iphoto, picasa, pse, LR, Nikon transfer and view but this app seems to be the the most user friendly and direct with explicit directions.

I have a huge problem doing this. Wish I could just take out the whole background and leave the object……frustrating!!! If the background is a little more complicated than this one, try using other techniques for selecting objects. You might want to have a look at the Lasso Tool tutorial:. I saved as a PNG, it opens in preview fine and has the background now transparent. I open back in Pixelmator and it is transparent.

I than export back to JPG. However the background is now white again? Is it not possible to save a JPG with a transparent background? I am trying to upload to a custom print site and they only allow JPG. Can anyone comment on this? To keep the transparency, you should save your images in PNG file type. How then could I put in a different background color? Example: I have a picture that I would like to remove the background color which I can use the magic eraser tool above to do that , then I would like to put in another color.

How would I do that? Many thanks.

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Drag this newly created layer below the Background Layer. Torg, yes you can. Thanks for the tutorial. It looks like it is very easy but when I select my Magic Eraser and place it on my white part of the image it is a large circle and then my entire image goes away and noting is transparent! Clearly I am doing something wrong. Try only clicking. It should work. If you drag the Tolerance increases and more image is erased. OK, I am missing something. I want to cut away all the background transparent , save the image and import it into a CAD program, so I can overlay the triangle shape over a logo dwg.

I erased the background as described above checkerboard pattern , saved it in various formats, but all import into the CAD with a black background filling out the image.

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Is there a way to get the original image back? Is there really no way to select non-contiguous areas of the same color? What if the object has holes? Dillo, using selection tools you can choose the selection modes.

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You can read more about those modes here:. As a Mac user, Pixelmator is my go-to. I used the magic eraser on the top of my image, but now when I click on the bottom portion- like on your picture the bottom portion of the bow, it is not allowing me to use the magic eraser- nothing happens.

What am I doing wrong? The top portion also has a dotted line around the portion I am removing- nothing like that is showing up under the image when I click on it.

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You have used the magic eraser tool here for removing the background and it worked well as the background is in one solid color. This won't erase all of the images background, but it should get most of it. Now it comes down to personal preference on which tool to use to clean up the rest of the background. Method 2. Drag a rectangle or circle if that's what you want around the area you want to keep.

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Method 3. You should be able to click on the text box and hit Backspace or Delete on your keyboard to remove it. If that doesn't work, hit Command-Z and it will undo your most recent change in this case, the text box. Yes No. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 0. Copy the image that you want to paste over. Then, exit out of the image you copied and go where you want to paste it. Then paste it on. Not Helpful 7 Helpful 0. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

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