You will need
- A free open-source image editor GIMP.
Open the image in GIMP editor. Select the application menu items "File" and "Open" or press Ctrl+O. In the select file dialog box, specify the drive and directory where it is located. Select the file in the listing of the current directory. Click "Open".
Select the background for pictures. Use the "Rectangular selection", "selection (Elliptical)", "Free selection", "contiguous area Selection", "select by color". You can also use the switch to quick mask mode with the subsequent correction of drawing tools and switch to the edit mode of the image.
Remove background on photos. Press the Del key, or select menu items "edit" and "Clear".
Treat the background separately. After removing it the image appeared transparent region. If necessary, fill them with any color, or create a new background by placing an image in the additional layer.
Save results process images. Select the menu items "File", "Save as". In the save dialog, specify a path and image file format. Click "Save".
Choose menu item "Save as" so you don't accidentally overwrite the original image.
Save images in the GIMP or PSD format.
Advice 2: In Gimp to remove the background
Removing background from a portrait or photograph of the object is performed if it is the clutter, or if you need to move the object on another background. To carry out this operation with raster graphics editor such as GIMP.
Be sure to make a backup copy of the original image (or save it under a different name and then proceed with modifications).
To remove the background first method, select the snipping tool. They circle along the contour of the object around which you want to remove the background. Closing the loop, adjust the position of its points, and optionally add a new, intermediate position which is also correct. Then hit the middle of the object, and the path becomes solid, and the points will disappear.
Copy a selected object by pressing Ctrl+C. Create a new image of a size such that the object he had placed. Select the desired color of the background. Paste the clipboard contents by pressing Ctrl+V. Select the instrument "Rectangular selection" and click on any point outside the contour. Then save the result under this name, which is still there. Similarly, you can paste the clipboard contents into the existing picture with the background. Do not forget to deselect move object with the arrow keys to the desired location.
You can do without creating a new image. To do this, click "edit" then click "Invert selection". The object will no longer be highlighted, but so will the background. To remove it, the old version of GIMP, press Ctrl+K new - Ctrl+X. After this select the desired color of the background and do the "Image" - "flatten image".
Removal of the background by the second method instead of the snipping tool use the Eraser tool. Select the desired color of the background, and then set the diameter of the eraser to be easy to erase the background around the object. Clearing the space around him, the remaining sections of background remove using the tool "Rectangular selection" and the key combination Ctrl - +K (or Ctrl+X). Slide image as described above.
Now, to move the object to another background, select the tool "Magic wand" and click anywhere in the background around the object. Then make an operation "Selection" - "Invert selection". Press Ctrl+C. Open the file with a different background, insert the object by pressing Ctrl+V, turn the instrument "Rectangular selection", correct the position of the object with the arrow keys, and then tap anywhere on the background. Save the result under a different name.
Advice 3: How to change the background on pictures in Photoshop
Partial or complete change of the background picture is one of the necessary operations to create a collage. Tools editor Photoshop allow you to do it in different ways. The choice of means suitable to replace the backgrounddepends on the edited photos and the result that should be obtained.
You will need
- - Photoshop;
- file with the new background.
Download the Photoshop option Open from the File menu. Make photo editable, using the option Layer from Background group New from the File menu.
Insert the document image with the new background. Not to make unnecessary actions, use the Place option in File menu. Using the frame appeared around the image added to the file this way, you can adjust the size of the background.
If you need to get a combination of two background images, change the blending mode of the top layer from Normal to one that will give you acceptable result. The Darken modes at Linear Burn will give the darkening of the picture. If you want to lighten a photo, use modes from Linear Dodge to Lighten. The Overlay is suitable for overlay textures.
If you change the background by changing the blend mode of one of the layers object in the picture was also changed. It is possible to fix with a layer mask. Using the option to Reveal All that is in the group Layer Mask on Layer, add a mask to the top layer and paint black color over the shapes that you want to remove the overlaid image. To work with the mask will fit the Brush tool.
For a complete change of the background picture move the picture with the new background under the photo option on the Send Backward group of the Arrange Layer menu or the mouse. To the layer with the add a mask. If the photo is taken on a solid background, select the background with Magic Wand tool. Click on the mask and fill selected area with black color applying the Paint Bucket tool, the Foreground Color mode. The desired mode can be selected from the list in the settings panel, which is located under the main menu.
If the photo was taken on a multicolored background and highlight it with one click does not work, you can try to separate it using one of the color channels. Select in the palette channel in which are pictured the object most different from the background. Option Duplicate Channel from the context menu to create a copy of this channel.
With the option Brightness/Contrast or Curves Adjustments group menu Image increase the contrast of images so that the foreground object was completely white and the background black. If the image that you want to allocate have become dark, use the Invert option from the same group. Load allocation, using the option Load Selection menu Select. Select the name of the edited channel as the source.
Select the RGB channel to make the image colorful. Clicking in the layers palette, add a mask to the layer with the button Add layer mask. If the picture remains of old background, fix the mask.
If necessary, edit the photo settings with the option Hue/Saturation Adjustments group. The object in the photo should not stand out from the color scheme of the new background.
Save the edited photo to jpg file Save As option the File menu.