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How to Make Background Transparent in Paint?

MS Paint or simply Paint is the most popular application present to serve for a painting or as a photo editing tool in the Windows OS. However, many of the users are not aware of the process of “how to make background transparent in Paint application. If this is the case, and you want to learn the process on your own, then, you can proceed further to this article. This article will help you to learn the complete steps in a very simple language, so that, you will not face any problem further during following it. So, check it out:

Benefits to Learn “How to Make Background Transparent in Paint?”

There are several benefits which you can utilize both in professional and as a fun purpose if you have the knowledge of how to make a transparent background in paint process. Some of the benefits are as listed below:

  • You can edit a picture by adding your favorite background.
  • In exam purpose, you may need to submit your picture with different criteria. If it asks for the transparent background then you can do it easily by following these steps below.
  • You may utilize this method for your entertainment. Suppose, if you want to see yourself in a certain location in a photo where even you have not visited, you can do it, with the help of this trick.

Whatever, you can utilize many other advantages as well, if you learn it and follow it in a perfect manner. Nowadays, photo editing is in demand, for it, you need to learn different tricks, how to make transparent background in paint, is one of them. So, let’s check the process without wasting any more of your time.

How to Make Background Transparent in Paint? Made Easier

The steps which you need to follow if you want to know “how to make transparent background in paint?”, are very simple. If you are a good learner then only a single go through, of this article will be enough for you. But there is nothing so difficult, so if you are a pro then also you can follow these steps below to learn the process completely:

Step 1: Launch the Paint Application with an Image Loaded on it

At first, you need to navigate to the photo which you want to edit and then right-click on it. After that, from the menu window navigate the pointer on to the “Open with” option and then, from the available options of the applications, click on Paint. That is the overall, process to follow to open an image which you want to look in a transparent or a different background in the paint application. Now, proceed further, to learn the next steps for how to make background transparent in Paint.

Alternatively, you can able to open a photo in the Paint application by following the steps below.

Firstly, you need to launch the Paint application. And to do this, you need to press the Windows key at first. And then, type paint on this activated search bar. Next, without doing any other activity with your computer, click on the top-most search result, that is Paint.

Once, the Paint window gets open, look at the extreme top left-hand corner. Here, you will get a downward arrow symbol beneath the Paint icon. Once, you put the cursor over the downward arrow symbol, you will see that it appears Paint, click on it.

Next, from the menu panel, click on the Open option, this will pop-up a window, by which you need to navigate to the image location which you want to edit. Once you find the image file, click twice on it. Then, you will see that the image will get open on to the Paint application, which is the initial task which you need to perform.

Step 2: Select> Transparent Selection> Select> Free-form Selection

Further, at the top left-hand corner, you will get an option as Select. Click on the arrow which indicates downwards from this Select option, to get its related options. Then, from the available list, click on the down-most option, that is “Transparent selection”. Next, again drop down the Select menu list, and this time, click on “Free-form selection”. After that, with the help of the mouse or touchpad, select the portion of the image, which you want to see in a transparent or a different background.

Step 3: Copy (Ctrl+C) or Cut (Ctrl+X) the Portion of the Image

Once you select the portion of the image, press both the Ctrl and the letter C key at a time, to make a copy of the selected portion of the image. Alternatively, you can cut the selected portion of the image for further use. And for this, you need to press both the Ctrl and the letter X key at a time. And then, follow the further steps for how to make background transparent in Paint.

Step 4: Paste (Ctrl+V) the Copied or Cut Image in a New window of the Paint Application

Now, you need to click on the downward arrow symbol, which you get beneath the Paint icon. After that, from the menu list, select the New option, this will ask you if you want to save changes to the image, which you have just made. Here, we proceed with the “Don’t Save” option. You can click on the “Save” button if you want to save the changes.

After that, you will see that the new page gets open in the Image application. Here, you can just paste the image which you have copied or cut from just another image. To paste the image, you need to press both the Ctrl and the letter “V” key altogether. This will be the last step if you want to make a transparent background in Paint.

Open New Image on the Paint Application

However, if you want to get the copied image into a different background, then, you need to attach the desired background image at first to the Paint application. And the steps for it are as follows.

At first, click on the downward arrow, which is beneath the Paint icon. And then from the available options, click on Open. This will pop-up a window, with the help of it, navigate to the location of the image which you want to keep as a background of the image which you have copied. And then, to open the image into the Paint application you need to click twice on it. Once, you open the background image on the Paint window, proceed with the further lines, to learn the further steps of how to get your desired result of this kind of photo editing task.

Once the background image is set on to the Image application, press both the Ctrl and the letter V key at a time to paste the copied image on it. After that, you will be able to move this pasted image, wherever you want on this background image. After navigating the image in a certain location, press the Enter button, to fix it on the image. And lastly, you need to save the image with a name in the location of your computer, from where you can transfer it according to your requirement.

All these above are the complete procedures of how to make background transparent in paint. Hopefully, after a complete study of this article, you will be able to perform the task without stuck with any problem.

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