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How to quickly remove white backgrounds from images in Photoshop

In this short screencast video where be showing one of many methods for how you can quickly remove white backgrounds from almost any photo with  the help Photoshop. It’s a handy quick tip I’m certain you will use time and time again when working within Photoshop.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Photoshop CC 2015
  • Time estimation: Under 3mins
  • Difficulty: Beginner


video transcribe:

Hello, and welcome to Creative Nerds. Today, we have a quick tip to share with you on how you can use Photoshop to quickly remove a white background from a photograph. So you may be given an image from a photographer which is on a white background. This is the quick and effective way to quickly remove it.

So we’re going to simply select the layer. We’re going to select Blending Options. We’ll drag this down so we can still see the image and focus as we make our changes. We’re going to ensure that the Blend If is grey, and we’re simply gonna drag down this white panel. So dragging that down essentially eliminates all of the white from the image. And if you’re still here, you remove all of the black, darker elements from the image.

So we’re just gonna remove all of the white elements so it strips back at the background, and we’re simply gonna select OK. And then, you’ll notice that it’s a little bit rigid around the edges. You can see those little white spaces, so you wanna eliminate those white edges by selecting a clipping mask on that layer. And we’re then gonna head over to the Brush tool, the Eraser tool, sorry. We’re going to ensure that the hardness is 0%, and all we’re simply gonna do is just go over those little edges and just remove them from the image so that they don’t appear. That’s a quick way to refine it, and you can do that for anything that where there’s a little white patch you’re repairing.

So that’s a nice, fast way to quickly remove a white background in Photoshop. Thanks for watching, and stay tuned to Creative Nerds for other quick tips on how to use Photoshop.

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3 thoughts on “How to quickly remove white backgrounds from images in Photoshop

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