Transparent background of image has multipurpose uses in online eCommerce business, logo design and website design. It gives you a nice outlook of images. The images that transparent background gives you an ability to use in different background. You can use any kind of color for background that will show identical color. This is the interesting nature of this type of background. I am letting you know in this blog how to make any images transparent in Photoshop. The product images with transparent Background can be used different background designed websites.
Transparent background is mostly use in logo design sector. Website logo need to create transparent background because transparent background shows the original color of the website, it shows website color on its background. It works as colorless background.
Creating transparent background in Photoshop is not a tough task. Anyone who knows the basic thing of Photoshop can be able to create transparent background of images reading this blog. We will show here step by step how to make any images transparent in Photoshop.
How to make any images transparent in Photoshop
- Install Photoshop
- Open the image on Photoshop
- Do outline of the image
- Delete the Background
- Save your image in the proper web-ready format
- Save file as PNG format
There are many version of Photoshop available in the market. Adobe Photoshop Cs3, Cs5, Cs6 and CC are mostly popular. For learning period you can use trial version of Photoshop. For business license version is mostly used. Many types of files are not open in free or crack version. Install Photoshop software which you feel easy on you system.
2.Open the image on Photoshop:
Open the file in Photoshop. After opening the file on Photoshop you can see many tools on toolbar. Then you need to select tools. Go to window and select layer from drop-down menu. You will find a layer on the right of the Photoshop screen. It is the original layer of the image. You need to create new layer. For creating new layer you need to press Control +J. You need to do work on this new layer.
3.Do outline of the image:
You need to do outline of the image. There are many tools for creating outline of the image. Clipping Path tool, Magic tool and eraser tool are used for creating outline of the image. Clipping Path tool and Magic tool are mostly used for creating outline. For white background image without shadow magic tool works perfectly. In this case you can create outline using Magic tool. Magic tool has some problem to creating outline of the different background color images. If the images background is not same in color or has shadow around it, magic tool cannot work perfectly.
Clipping Path tool is used for professionally for this type of works. Most of the photo editing company or graphic design company use clipping path tool for creating outline. We want to show here use of clipping path tool creating outline of the image. For this tool go to the window and double click the Paths icon from drop-down menu. You will find a new box on Photoshop screen.
Then click on outside of the image you will find a band. Using this band do outline around the image.
SHIFT+CTRL+I (SHIFT+COMMAND+I on a Mac), or by choosing Select >
Inverse from the drop-down menu at the top of the window application.
Selecting the inverse (background), you need to press BACKSPACE (DELETE on a Mac). The background of the image will be transparent. The transparent background is represented with a gray and white checkerboard pattern but when you save it PNG format it will show black background. It is the background which has no color of its own.
5.Save your image in the proper web-ready format
It is the first step of creating background in Photoshop. Whiteout saving in correct format of product image, it will not display in your website properly. So, you know which format is the best for your work.
PNG-24 is the best format for transparent background. This is the format allows multiple of layers of transparency that never have a pixilated ‘Halo” when you place on a different colored website background. There are other transparent file format also such as PNG-8 and GIF. You can use these two formats also but PNG-24 format is the best.
In Photoshop CC, please follow the instructions to save your file as PNG-24 Format, press SHIFT+ALT+CTRL+W (SHIFT+OPTION+COMMAND+W on a Mac) or choose File > Export > Export As… from the drop-down menu at the top of the window application.
Some time it will be time out when reloading. E commerce website or online shop should use this option for optimizing the images.
6.Save file as PNG format
When you get your image as your desire dimensions, click to save button or click export all.
Choose the folder where you keep your web-ready product images, in the Save dialog box. It’s the best idea to keep your optimized image files separate from your original image or raw files to avoid confusion when uploading your images onto your website. Rename the image files and make sure its extension is set to PNG after that Click Save.