Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--White Out Background

How to white out background with free software

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--How To White Out Background Using Free Software


Download the free software from Irfanview at http://www.irfanview.com/


Click “file”
Click “open” and choose a picture from your computer, works best with one that is original size, no cropping or resizing.  You should do any color editing first in my experience.
You may then need to zoom in or out to see your picture.

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

Click Edit, then “show Paint Dialog”

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

You should now see the box on the side

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

Click the eraser icon and adjust the pixel width.  I like to start with it big and erase the bulk of the background first.  Press and hold the right click to erase, press and hold the left to restore.

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

 

You can use the “undo” to undo what you just did if you make a mistake

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

Then I zoom in and reduce the width (px) and get closer to the edge

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

I like to trace the outline

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

Then I zoom in closer and reduce the width even more and get right up to the edge if needed

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

I zoom out and make sure I’ve erased all the background

Digital Picture Editing Tutorial--remove background

Play around with the zoom and the width of the pixels and find what is comfortable to you.   
When you are satisfied, click “file” and “save as” and save to your computer.

If anyone has a better way to do it, I am all for it!!!  I am no computer wiz and just kind of made this up through trial and error!

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The instructions and images are provide by Wendy

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