How To Delete Background In Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a potent tool for manipulating digital images. One of the most common techniques employed in Photoshop is the removal of the background from an image. This tutorial will walk you through the process of deleting a background in Photoshop step by step.

Step 1. Choose Your Image

Choose the image from which you want to remove the background. This can be an image you have taken yourself, or one you have downloaded. Once you have your image, open it in Photoshop.

Step 2. Select the Background

You will need to use Photoshop’s selection tools to select the background you wish to delete. The tool you use will depend on the complexity of your image.

Step 3. Use the Quick Selection Tool

The Quick Selection Tool is a good choice for most backgrounds. To use it, select it from the toolbar on the left of your screen (it looks like a paintbrush with a dotted circle around the tip).

Step 4. Adjust the Size of Your Brush

You can adjust the size of your brush to make it easier to select your background. To do this, navigate to the top menu and adjust the brush size slider until you have a size that works for your image.

Step 5. Select the Background

Click and drag your mouse over the background of your image. As you do so, Photoshop will select the area that matches the sample you initially clicked on.

Step 6. Refine Your Selection

Depending on the complexity of your image, you may need to refine your selection. If there are areas of the background that haven’t been selected, simply click and drag over these areas to add them to your selection.

Step 7. Delete the Background

Once you have your background selected, hit the Delete key on your keyboard to remove it. If your image is on a locked background layer, you may need to unlock it before you can delete the background.

Step 8. Save Your Image

Finally, save your image! To do this, go to File > Save As, and choose the format you want to save your image in.


Following these steps will help you delete the background from an image in Photoshop. With practice, you will be able to perform this task quickly and with precision.