Creating a transparent background for an image using GIMP 2

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STEP 1

Open GIMP and then open an Image in GIMP

STEP 2

Next press CTRL+L together to open up the Layer Panel or click on DIALOGS->LAYERS to open the Layer Panel

STEP 2

STEP 3

In the Layer Panel, right click on the Layer you want to make transparent, and select ADD ALPHA CHANNEL

STEP 3

STEP 4

Then you need to select witch color you need to make transparent on your image. There are two methods how to access this function, Press CTRL+O together on the keyboard or click SELECT->BY COLOR, and then you select the color on the image with the pointer of the mouse that you need to make transparent. Click on it and it should make a selection.

STEP 4

STEP 5

Once you are happy with the selection you may press DELETE or click on EDIT->CLEAR and now the selection on the image should be transparent.

STEP 5

STEP 6

NB – REMEMBER TO SAVE THE FILE AS A “GIF” FILE!!!!! If you skip this and save it as a JPG it wont be transparent

Last Updated On April 06, 2018

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