How To Make Background Transparent In Paint?

MS Paint the original image editing software when compared to the rivals it has nowadays one would say that it is pretty limited. It still has some pretty neat tricks up its sleeve. One of them is the transparent background that can be used to add layers in images. this article will give you a step by step guide on how to make background transparent in Paint.

How To Remove Background In Paint?

There are only two ways to do this in Paint in Windows 10 – the first methods involve selecting the foreground of a particular image and making the rest of the background transparent. After this, you can use the foreground on any image you feel like.

The second method deletes the background from the picture and using the rest of the image as you feel like. You can use the new image as the background from the primary image.

1. Remove Background From Images

Step 1

Open Paint using the search on your taskbar.

Step 2

Click on “File” and then click on “Open” to open an image.

Step 3

After this press the “Select” button on the dashboard at the top of your screen. Then a drop-down menu will open where you will find an option saying “Transparent Selection”.

Step 4

After clicking on “Transparent Selection” go to Free-form selection

Step 5

Now select the portion of the image that you want to use. This selected part will now be your foreground and the rest of the image will be transparent

Step 6

Right-click inside the selected rectangle, it will open up your context menu. Now click on “cut” to use the selected portion of the image.

Step 7

Now open a new image on paint and right-click on the image and click on “paste”.

Step 8

You will see that the selected portion of the image has been pasted on the new image and the background of the original image is transparent. By holding the left-click on the image you can drag it to a suitable place on the new image.

This method to make background transparent background in paint only world for MS Paint and not for any other version like Paint 3D.

How To Add Transparent Background In Paint 3D

Paint 3D is the new and updated version of the original Paint. It comes with a fresh UI(user interface) that0 resembles the windows theme. So here is how you can make background transparent in Paint.

Step 1

In your Windows 10 go to the search box on your Taskbar and search “Paint”.

Step 2

After this click on Menu and then open an image from the “Open” button. after you open the image click on “Canvas” on the top of your image.

Step 3

After this on the sidebar click on “Transparent Canvas”. Then press the select button and select the portion of the image that you want to be transparent.

Step 4

After selecting the portion of the image press CTRL+X to cut the selected portion.

Step 5

Now save the rest of the image by going to the Menu and clicking on save. Save this in a 2D PNG format.

Step 6

Next, open a different image and then click on Insert to open the transparent image on the new image.

Step 7

The transparent image will open on the new image making the new one the background like in the image below.

Step 8

You can now resize your image by left-clicking and dragging the selection borders of the new image.

3. Alternate Softwares To Make Background Transparent On Windows 10

We are also going to explain how you can make background transparent with the use of third party softwares.

1. Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular Image editing/Graphic designing software available in the market. It has a wide variety of features that can be used for editing this is the very reason Adobe Photoshop is a well-reputed software. You can use it to make a transparent background of your image. Here’s how you can do that:-

Step 1

When you open an image on the right-hand side you will see a box that says “background” right-click on it and then select “Duplicate layer”.

Step 2 

Hide your bottom layer properly.

Step 3

Next, click on the original picture and then use the magic wand icon on the left side on the tool pane.

Step 4

Now use the magic wand to select the background that you want to make transparent.

Step 5

Hit the “delete” key to delete the selected background.

Step 6 

Now use the hotkey CTRL+S to save the new image and save it in the PNG format.

3. GIMP

GIMP is another image editing software that allows you to work with some nifty tricks on its software. It is also a well-reputed software that puts up with Adobe Photoshop. It packs a lot of different tools to help with image editing. Here is how you can use it to make the image background transparent.

Step 1

First Open the image that you want to use. Go to file and then in the drop-down menu click on “Open as Layers”.

Step 2

Now select the area that you want to make transparent (mainly it is the background).

Step 3

after selecting the portion that you want to make transparent go to layers then click on Transparency and then select Add Alpha Channel.

Step 4

After this hit “delete” on your keyboard. This will delete the selected portion.

Step 5

You have successfully made the background transparent for this image all you have to is save this image. You can do this by clicking on File and then clicking on Export As. After this, a new window will open up where you have to save this image in a PNG format.

Step 6

After doing this click on Export again and now you have successfully saved the image.

Conclusion

Here were the ways with which you could make background transparent in Paint. This technique helps in adding different layers and backgrounds to your images. If you become creative you can use it for changing the way a certain image looks. You can add different images to make an entirely new on. I hope this article helped you out.