How To Remove Background From Affinity Photo

One of the most common edits is removing the background of an image. Removing the background from an image is an important function of any graphic designer. 

Affinity photo will provide you with the perfect balance between accuracy and promptness. If you want to replace or if you are looking for an alternative to  Photoshop, Pixelmator or Gimp then here's a quick suggestion for a replacement of a photo editing program is that you should get Affinity Photo. As it has been described as the best alternative for Photoshop. Now let's move to the steps to remove background from Affinity Photo.

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How To Remove Background From Affinity Photo

Using these steps you'll be on your path to becoming an Affinity photo master. Now let's start with the steps. 

Step 1:The first step to removing background from your image is to click on ‘File’ from the top menu bar and then click on ‘Open’ and select the image that you want to edit. Then the most important step is to unlock your image from the layers. \

Step 2: Now let's select the image subject, click on the ‘selection brush’ tool and paint across the subject of your image. Affinity will do its best to figure out what you are trying to select. 

As shown above in the picture, you can also increase and decrease the size of your brush from the upper menu toolbar, depending on the size of the subject. 

Step 3: And if you accidentally selected some of the areas of the background, no need to worry you can remove the background area by selecting the brush from ‘add mode’ to ‘subtract mode’ from the upper menu toolbar. Then you can select the unwanted areas of the background. 

Step 4: Do you see her hair is still not selected very well? But my friend you can fix this easily, click on the ‘Refine’ button from the top toolbar. After you click on Refine, a dialogue box will appear on the screen with few options. Click on the ‘Matte’, then paint over her hair. 

Step 5: You will see something like this in this step. Now let's paint over her hair. The Affinity will do its best in selecting her hair. After you finish painting on her hair strands click on ‘Apply’ from the dialogue box

To zoom back out press ‘ctrl + 0’

Step 6: It's time to move on to the next step. The masking step. Click on ‘Mask’ from the right bottom of your screen. After you click on ‘Mask’, you will see the white background, to deselect the subject, click on ‘ctrl + D’

Step 7: And here comes the final step. To save your image click on ‘File’ from the top and then click on ‘Export’.

A dialogue box will appear on the screen with many options to export images, but normally most of the images are exported as ‘JPEG’ but ‘JPEG’  images do not support a transparent background so we will save this image as ‘PNG’, so click on ‘PNG’ and then click on ‘Export’. This way you will save your image without a background. 

Now you are ready to remove the background from any image by using Affinity Photo. 

How to remove background without using Affinity Photo?

You can turn your image background into white colour, by using magical tool erase.bg. This tool will help you to remove the background without any hassle and also for free. To download the app click on iOS and Android.

The steps to remove background are illustrated below:

Step 1. Open the browser and go  to the erase.bg 

Step 2. Now Click on  ‘upload image’ to upload your image that you want to edit. Then you just have to select the image from the file and then click on ‘upload’. This process will take a few seconds. And with just a click the background from the image will disappear.

Step 3. To save the image click on ‘download original size’  to download the image with its background removed.

Step 4. Click on ‘Edit’ if you want to edit the background. You can easily change the colour of the background, add a gradient and customize it.

FAQs

Here, we have listed some of the commonly asked questions from the community. If you do not find the information you need, feel free to reach out to us at support@pixelbin.io

Do you have to pay for erase.bg?

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No, you don't have to pay anything for ease.bg, it is a free background remover tool. Anyone from anywhere can use this website to remove the background from their image. You can also add colour and gradient to the background of your image for free.

How do you remove the background of a picture on Affinity Photo?

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Import the picture that you want to edit, click on the ‘selection brush’ tool and paint across the subject of your image. Now let's move to the masking step. Click on ‘Mask’ from the right bottom of your screen. Once you click on ‘Mask’, you will see the white background, to deselect the subject, click on ‘ctrl + D’. To save your image click on ‘File’ from the top and then click on ‘Export’. Choose the file type you want to save your image and then click on ‘Export’

Note : most of the images are exported as ‘JPEG’ but ‘JPEG’  images do not support a white background so you can save the image as ‘PNG’, so click on ‘PNG’ and then click on ‘Export’.

How do you change the background picture on erase.bg?

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Go to erase.bg website and click on ‘Upload Image’, and select the image that you want to edit. With just one click your background will be removed. Then you will see an option ‘Edit’ on the right top of your image, click on it and then you will get two options ‘gradient’ and ‘colour’, now you can customise your image as per your choice by adding gradient or colour to the background of your image. This way you can change the background picture on erase.bg.

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Remove Background For Free

You can remove the background from your JPEG images of any objects, humans or animals and download them in any format for free.

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Quick And Easy To Use

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Remove Background From Any Platform

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Can Be Used For Work And For Personal Use

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Saves Time And Money

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