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How to crop images with simple backgrounds

So, I will show you a quick way how to remove one coloured backgrounds. Like in previous tutorial, same here, I am using GIMP and the picture you can see.


Step #1

Select magic wand tool in "Add to current selection mode" (this will help to select few parts at once) and select every white space of background you don't want.

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Step #2

Now, we have selected background, we need to enlarge selection by 1px. Press Del to remove the selected background.

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Step #3

Time to use our filter to make the removed background transparent.

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Step #4

Sadly, after this there still will be some black spaces. Mostly in places with sharp angle. Choose Lasso tool and select with it these ugly places. Press Ctrl + F to repeat removing colour.

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After removing any leftovers, your picture should be ready.

This method only works with one coloured background, but with it you can easily and quickly remove the background.