Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thursday Tech Tip - Easy Background Removal

For today's Thursday Tech Tip,  I am going to share with you one of the best tips I've found for background removal on an image.   You can use Photoshop for a more precise result,  but it takes at least 4x as long to get the image clean.

Microsoft Word has an amazing feature (starting with the version released in 2010) for the removal of backgrounds - check out their step-by-step tutorial here.

Instead of replicating their tutorial, I thought I would show you some of the images that I have changed using this simple tool.

One of my trombone students (although I had to take off the slide to make it fit on the poster)
Just to show how quick this tool really is, I am going to take a picture of my dog and remove the background for you - Here is the picture before:
And this is the picture halfway:
This is the screenshot with the in-process background removal

This is the final product: 

This only took me 5 minutes, and that included selecting a photo that wasn't blurry from Lucky moving too much!  

I'd love to see what you can do with this simple tool!  

Everything In Place Please

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