Quick Tutorial To Remove The Background From An Image And To Make A Background Transparent
PowerPoint has many built-in features that can help you edit images, just like any other professional photo editing tool does. In this tutorial, we will discuss-
What is Background Removal?
Sometimes you find a good picture, but you don’t require the background color or the other elements at the back. For, e.g., you have a picture of a flower, and you don’t want its cluttered background, you can get rid of it and come up with a clean background less picture in a few clicks in PowerPoint.
Why Remove the Background from an Image using PowerPoint?
- It helps in making the slide less busy and clean.
- It removes the unwanted and distracting elements, making the vital message show up.
- It is an easy alternative to complicated and expensive graphic designing tools.
- It saves time and money.
Steps to remove background from an image with PowerPoint -
There are two ways to remove the background, and it depends on the kind of background the image has. In an image with a solid background, PowerPoint automatically detects the solid background and can be removed instantly. Images with objects or elements in the background can be done with PowerPoint’s background removal tool.
Method 1 —
(Images with a solid background)
- Insert the image
- Select the image and go to — Format > Color > Set Transparent color.
- Click over the solid background you wish to remove, and it’s done.
Method 2 —
(Images with objects or elements in the background)
- Select the image on the slide.
- Navigate to “Picture Format Tab.”
- Select the “Remove Background” command
- Adjust the removal settings to-
- a) Keep the area of the image you want to retain
- b) Remove some more part of the image
- Click “Keep Changes.”
How to adjust removal settings -
- Mark Areas to Keep-
When you select the remove background command, PowerPoint guesses and removes the background on its own. You can try to fix up any areas it might have missed.
- Select Mark Areas to Keep
- Click and draw over the parts of the image you want to keep
- Click Keep Changes
2. Mark Areas to Remove
To remove an unwanted portion of the image which was incorrectly guessed by powerpoint, follow the below steps-
- Select Mark Areas To Remove
- Click and draw over the parts of the image you want to remove
- Click Keep Changes
Bonus Tip –
How to make a picture background transparent in PowerPoint?
To make the presentation slide clean and less noisy, you can make the background transparent in powerpoint.
Making a picture transparent gives your presentation a professional look makes it stand out from others. It helps in highlighting the text, icons, or other elements in the foreground.
Whether you are a manager, marketer, entrepreneur, designer, or student, you can use this quick hack to make the background transparent and give the image a softer look.
Here is how you can make a picture background transparent in PowerPoint.
Step 1 — Insert and select the picture you want to make transparent.
Step 2 — In the pane on the right side of the screen, you will see a transparency option at the bottom. Scroll the bar or enter a numeric value to make the image transparent.
Here are a few examples with transparent background –
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Watch this video tutorial to get a detailed idea -
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Originally published at https://slideuplift.com on December 14, 2020.