How to make the background transparent in Paint

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How to make the background transparent in Paint
How to make the background transparent in Paint
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Paint can separate the background of an image if that background consists of a solid color. You can then paste this background into another image. However, it cannot save an image with a transparent background. All transparent parts of the image will be replaced with white in the saved image. On the other hand, you can create a real transparent background with Paint 3D (it is in Windows 10) or with Gimp, which is free software.

Steps

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 1

Step 1. Open your image

Right click on your image and position your cursor on Open with, then select Paint in the list of programs.

The image should have a solid or white background

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 2

Step 2. Select the background color

Click Color 2 in the toolbar at the top of the window. This is where you can select your image background color as Color 2.

  • For example, if the background of your image is white, you need to adjust Color 2 on the same shade of white.
Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 3

Step 3. Take the selection tool

Click on the eyedropper in the toolbar.

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 4

Step 4. Click in the background

This will set Color 2 to your background color. Now you can separate your image from its background.

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 5

Step 5. Open the Selection menu

Click Select on the toolbar. A drop-down menu will appear.

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 6

Step 6. Click Transparent Selection

By doing this, you enable transparent selection for all of your selections. A check mark will appear next to the option in the menu.

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 7

Step 7. Choose the type of selection

Click Rectangular Selection or Free Selection. You will find these options in the menu To select.

  • Depending on the area you want to select, you can use either of these tools in the mode. Transparent selection.
Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 8

Step 8. Select the image

Choose the image you want to separate from the background and draw a path around it.

You will see a black outline appear, but it will disappear when you release the mouse button

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 9

Step 9. Display the selection

Right click in the selected area. You will then see a dotted rectangle appear.

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 10

Step 10. Copy the selection

Select Cut or Copy from the context menu. This will copy the selection to the Clipboard.

This will separate the image path and the background

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 11

Step 11. Open a new image

Click on File, then New, this will open a new image. You can now paste the image you just copied there.

Make a Background Transparent in Paint Step 12

Step 12. Paste your image

Right click on the new image and select To stick on. This will paste the image, which you previously copied or cut, into the new image with its old background which is now transparent.

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