Paint is the premier image editor in Windows Microsoft. It is very suitable for any kind of image edits and morphings of all kinds of images. Paint comes already installed on any computer and you can use it right away. Now many people edit in many ways and require many kinds of editing requirements. One of the most popular requirement is how to make a transparent background in Paint.
You can make the background transparent in many ways, you can do it by removing the foreground and making the rest of the picture transparent. One can also make it transparent by deleting an area so that it is left with a transparent image.
In this article, we shall walk you through all the various ways of making a transparent background in Paint. Let us now start discussing all these methods in great detail.
Ways To Make A Transparent Background In Paint
There are several ways to make a transparent background in Paint. One can make a transparent background in Paint by cutting out an area in the image so that it is left with a transparent area. Secondly, you can also make an image transparent by adding a transparent background to the selected foreground. Later we will also see how to add a transparent background using 3d paint. So let us start with the methods below.
1. Making Transparent Background To Images
Let us start with the first method to make a transparent background to images. This is also the standard method to make a transparent background in Paint. So let me walk you through the standard method of how to make a transparent background in the paint.
STEP 1: Firstly go to Cortana and type paint this will open the paint desktop app and you need to click it.
STEP 2: After you have opened the Paint go to File and click it and then go on to click Open.
STEP 3: After that press the Select button and click on the option of Transparent section.
STEP 4: Then go on to select Free-Form Selection.
STEP 5: Now trace your desired area, keep the left button of your mouse click to preserve the background.
STEP 6: The rest of the picture will get transparent.
STEP 7: Now take your cursor within the rectangle which you selected and right-click it.
STEP 8: A dropdown menu will appear, from the menu tap on Cut and select foreground from the picture and remove it.
STEP 9: Now go on to open a completely new image and paste the cut-out foreground area you pasted.
As the image has a transparent background you can see that as it sits on the top of other images. You can drag the foreground image and adjust it to the other image.
2. Add Transparent Background To Images In 3d Paint
If you go on to cut the selected foreground and remove the area a white patch or a blank area will occur. The area does not become transparent after you saved the image.
You will see that the cutout image will remain blank even when you open it in other image editors. But in 3d Paint, there are provisions for saving a transparent background. Let us see how to make a transparent background in Paint (3d).
STEP 1: First go on to open Paint 3d on your computer.
STEP 2: After you have opened it goes on to the menu and then goes to open.
STEP 3: After that go to Browse Files and select an image.
STEP 4: Then go to the Canvas button and tap it and then go on to click the transparent canvas settings.
STEP 5: Go to the Select button and drag the rectangular selection spot over the image of choice.
STEP 6: Then press the ctrl+X key to cut the selected area and thus the image is now transparent.
STEP 7: After that go to the menu and then go to Save as and then go to 2d PNG.
STEP 8: Then go on to enter the file title and save it.
STEP 9: Go to the menu then go to New and the blank canvas shall open up.
STEP 10: Then again go to the menu and then open then browse files and then open another image for the transparent image saved previously.
STEP 11: After that go to the menu again and then go to insert and open the previously saved transparent image.
STEP 12: Next the image will open on the top of the image.
STEP 13: Now the two images will overlap each other and you readjust their sizes.
STEP 14 If you want to rotate the foreground then you need to move your cursor over the round area but you have to keep the left mouse click.
That is how we can overlap transparent backgrounds with images with paint.
3. Another Method
There is another method to make a transparent background in Paint. If you try cutting out a foreground in Paint, you will see that it leaves behind a white patch and it does not become transparent. But Paint 3d one can actually save transparent background. If you did not understand let me walk you through the whole process. In this, we will see how to create a transparent layer in Adobe Photoshop.
STEP 1: Firstly go to the layer tab then go to your image right click it and select duplicate layer.
STEP 2: Now hide the layer which is newly created i.e the bottom layer.
STEP 3: Go on to select layers and select the Magic Wand Tool.
STEP 4: Then select the area in your image which you want to make transparent.
STEP 5: Go on to press the delete key.
STEP 6: Then save it in PNG format.
This is a method used by professional editors and it will give you proper results.
With this, we come to the end of our discussion of how to make a transparent in Paint. All the methods described above work really well and you try it for yourself now. Tell me your views about the article in the comments section below.