How To Erase Background In Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful image editing tool widely used by professionals and amateurs alike. One common task you may want to perform is erasing the background of an image. This can be useful for creating transparent images, changing the background, or focusing on a particular object. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to erase the background in Photoshop efficiently.

Step 1: Open the Image

First, you need to open the image with the background you want to erase. Open Photoshop and click on File > Open and select your image.

Step 2: Choose the Selection Tool

Next, we need to select the object we want to keep. This is done with the help of the Quick Selection Tool. You can find it on the toolbar or press the W key.

Step 3: Select the Object

Click and drag your mouse over the part of the image you wish to keep. If you accidentally select an area you don’t want, press and hold the Alt key to deselect it.

Step 4: Invert the Selection

To erase the background, we need to invert our selection. This can be done by going to Select > Inverse or pressing Shift + Ctrl + I on Windows, or Shift + Command + I on Mac.

Step 5: Erase the background

With your background selected, simply press the Delete key on your keyboard to erase it.

Step 6: Save Your Work

Now, all that’s left to do is save your image. Go to File > Save As, choose your desired format and location, and click Save.

That’s it! You’ve successfully erased the background from an image using Photoshop. But remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t get discouraged if your first few attempts don’t turn out perfectly. Keep trying!

Advanced Tip:

If you find that the edges of your selection are too sharp, you can soften them by adding a feather. Go to Select > Modify > Feather, enter a radius (start with a small number like 1 or 2), and click OK. This will create a smoother transition between your object and its new background.

We hope this tutorial was helpful and that you now feel more comfortable with erasing backgrounds in Photoshop. Happy editing!