How To Remove Background In GIMP
How To Remove The Background Of A Picture And Change It
Sometimes our photos just aren't the way we want them to be. But we can improve them a lot if we remove and change background.
In this lens I'll show you how to remove the background of a picture in Gimp, GNU Image Manipulation Program. It's open source raster graphics editor and free of charge to use.
Yellow flower with bee is picture by Pippi Dust
How to Remove Background
Here you can find easy step by step tutorial how to the background of a picture in Gimp.
This is original photo of yellow flowers.
First use zoom to enlarge it.
Then Layer - Transparency - Add Alpha Channel to make background transparent.
Then Select - Invert.
Now you are ready to remove background. You have to use Free Select Tool to do that.
Now place points with Free Select Tool around flower or any other object you want to cut out.
You can place points around flower all at once or step by step.
I prefer to do it step by step because if I accidentally click twice instead of once I'll have to start again.
You can make a circle or square to get to the first point, then just press Delete, and you'll get transparency.
And now place points all around the flower step by step and delete.
And you removed all background.
You can resize picture with Image - Scale image - Image Size.
Now you are going to add some effects. Go to Filters - Light and Shadow - Drop Shadow... to add some shadow.
Here I used color #808080.
And now add beveled edge with Filters - Decor - Add Bevel...
This is the picture you'll get.
Save it as .png to retain transparent background.
And if you save it as .jpg it will become white.
And here it is saved as .jpg. You can notice that background is white, because in .jpg there is no transparency.
How to Change Background
And now I'll show you how to change the background of a picture in Gimp.
Open new image with File - New.
In Advanced options use Fill with: Foreground color.
I used color #f3f2c0.
With Open as Layers... place your picture on a new background.
Here you can use effects again, this time Filters - Decor - Fuzzy Border.
And this is picture of my yellow flower before and after.