Easy and Quick Ways to Remove a Background in Photoshop


Photoshop provides different tools and techniques for creating changes to the image. The changes may occur background, body of images, cleanness, color and many other changes.

So in this article we are going to show you how you can remove a background in Photoshop that is very easy and quick. We are helping you by steps which can make it more easy for you – Easy and Quick Ways to Remove a Background in Photoshop

Step 1: Open Your Image

If you want to remove a background in an image so this is the first step which is very easy, simple you have to start grabbing on your image for removing the background. You will be using this image as the features its areas.

Your Image

Step 2: Select Background Eraser

In this step you have to select the background eraser, this is a tool that you can take from the Photoshop toolbox which might be hidden below the eraser tool. If it there then you have to simple click on the eraser tool and hold on it for revealing it.

eraser tool

Step 3: Keep Tune Your Tool Setting

In this easy step you have to just go to tool option bar and select a round hard function which is at the top of the screen. Brush size will be more suitable because it depends on the image that you are working on it. You can use square bracket key for fast scaling brush size.

tool setting

After this, secondly you have to set the Sampling to Continuous on the tool options bar, there is a limit to Find Edges and tolerance of somewhere between 20-25% which is a good place to starting.

eraser setting

Step 4: Begin Erasing

With the help of this step you can start to erase your background to bring you brush over it. You must see there a brush size circle having small crosshair in the center. The crosshairs shows you the Hotspot and delete that color if anywhere it appears. It also performs smart color extraction.


Step 5: Choose an Effective and Sampling Settings

If you used a smaller brush to the side of or on the body of an image so with the background eraser there will be some dots or chunks out of the body.

Choosing Effective Limit and Sampling Settings

There are some options such as Sampling Once which is for sample the color under the crosshair or any other body of an image and it will not resample as you move your brush along with it. The Discontinuous Limit option allows you to erase all the pixels that can match with the sampled color which you are erasing.

Choosing Effective Limit and Sampling Settings

Step 6: Quick Mask or Pen Tool

If you are removing the background in the given picture, so there are areas for the foreground subject that wrongly erased when you work close to foreground edge.

pen tool

If you want to delete the unwanted backgrounds so you have to use the pen to create a clean selection. For lighting you can use Photoshop’s Pen Tool which is easy. You can finish here your removing of unwanted background and you will have a good a result.

finished result


Finally if you want to save your image without adding a new background so it is very easy to save it, simple you have to save it as a PNG to maintain the transparency. We hope with the help of these steps you can easily remove background in Photoshop without spending much time.

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