How to remove the background with Paint 3D

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An image with a transparent background is easier to work with. You may be wondering why? Well, there is no background to distract you. Secondly, you can create a new image by adding the transparent image on top of any larger image and blend them perfectly.

More importantly, you can use any color as a background as it is transparent by default. That's why making the image transparent makes sense. But how do you remove the background from a photo without installing any third party software on Windows?

The answer is with Paint 3D, the updated version of our beloved Paint. First, you need to remove the existing background by selecting the object. The background can be any color: white, red, pink, black, etc. Or any reason.

Next, you need to add transparency, then save the image with transparency. Don't worry, below are all the details, you are ready, let's go.


To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: apri l’immagine conn Paint 3D.

Step 2: Click on the Magic Select tool on the top bar.

Step 3: A selection box will appear. Use the corners or sides of the box to select the portion of the image whose background you want to change. Then click Next on the right side.

4 pass: Paint 3D will automatically detect the object within the selection. If you are happy with your selection, click Done on the right side. If not, use the Add or Remove tools also on the right side to change the selection.

Click the Add tool and then select the part of the image you want to add to the selection. Similarly, click Remove Tool and click on the area you want to remove.

Step 5: one after pressing the Finish button, a new box will appear outside the selected image indicating that it is now a separate object. You can use the various tools in the box to rotate or flip the image.

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There are two ways to remove the background.

Method 1: Delete Background

Step 1: with the image selected, drag it out of the background using your mouse.

Step 2: do Click the Select tool at the top and select the entire background. Dashed lines will appear around the selection.

3 pass: Now, click the Delete button on the right side or hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

Step 4: you will see that the background turns white. Click the object once and drag it back to the white background.

We have successfully removed the background. It's time to make the background transparent. For that, follow the steps mentioned in the “Make the white background transparent” section below.

Method 2: using new file

Another way to remove the background is to create a new image. Here are the steps:

Step 1: After the Magic Select tool has extracted the image, right-click on it and select Copy from the menu.

2 pass: Click the Menu icon at the top and choose New. A pop-up will appear asking you to save the previous image. Click on Don't Save.

3 pass: a new blank image will open with a white background. Right-click on it and select Paste from the menu.

The copied image without its old background will appear on the white background.

Now it's time to completely remove the background.

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Finally, when you have your image on a white background, you can make it transparent. To do this, click on the Canvas option at the top and enable the toggle for the Transparent Canvas present on the right side.

SUGGESTION: right-click on the image and select Canvas Options. Then enable the transparent canvas.

Once done, you will see that the white background disappears and your image becomes transparent.

However, we're not done yet. Here is a fundamental step for saving the image.


It's time to save our final image. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: click the menu icon and select Save As from the menu with the Image format.

Step 2: So, you need to make sure two things. First, the drop-down box under Save should show PNG. If it shows other formats, change it to PNG. Secondly, the Transparency box must be checked.

Saving the file in PNG format is extremely important. If you save in JPG, which is different from PNG, you will lose transparency.

SUGGESTION: In case you forget to make the white background transparent using the Canvas options, check the box next to Transparency when saving the image.

3 pass: finally, click on the Save button. You will be asked to name and choose the save location. Congratulations! Your image with a transparent background is ready.

Making an image transparent is one of the most desired image editing features. Fortunately, Paint 3D offers an easy way to accomplish this. We hope you haven't had any problems removing the background and making it transparent. Let us know if you need any help.

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Further Reading:

  • How to use Microsoft Paint on Mac
  • How to clear background photos quickly
  • How to use Paint 3D to edit photos
  • How to use the Virtual Background feature of Zoom
  • How to change the desktop background in Windows 11

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