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How do I make the background transparent?

POSTED: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:25 am

Hey everyone!

As you can see from by current avatar, I don't know how to make the image background transparent. I use a combination of Gimp and Paint (to make images into png.). Does anybody know how to get rid of the white backgrounds?
Adrian Raven-Shadowryn

POSTED: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:43 pm

Here's your avatar with a transparent background:
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I did a quick walk through on how to make transparent backgrounds in gimp :3 Click images to enlarge.

Open your file.

Select the colour tool as shown here:


Click anywhere on the white background (or whatever colour you wish to remove). This will select all of that specific colour on the image. Resulting in the following:


Press delete on your keyboard. The background should now be replaced with the checked one shown. Right click, select, none to remove your selection now.


Ctrl+shift+e on your keyboard or file - export from the menu to save your file as a .png with transparent background.



Your file should now be saved as .png with a transparent background :3
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