3 tips for better background erasing
Are you having difficulty removing a background? Some photos are trickier to cut out than others but don’t worry, here are some tips that can help you get a better result.
Tip 1 – Change view mode when cutting out
In Photo Cutter, when you remove areas from a photo they are replaced by a “checkerboard” background by default. However, you can also choose a color background view.
Why do this?
- Using a color background makes it easier to see which areas still need removing, and which areas have been removed by accident.
- It makes it easier to paint areas back in with the green marker.
How to get a color background
- Click the small triangle at the bottom of the cut-out tool. This opens a dropdown menu called View mode of removed areas.
- In the dropdown menu select color background. This adds a color overlay to your picture.
- To change the color of the background, click the Color box to open the palette.
Note: You can make your background more transparent or more solid by adjusting the opacity slider.
Tip 2 – Use a smaller brush and zoom in
The best way to deal with more complex photos is to work in small sections. Try zooming in and reducing brush size to mark precise areas of your photo.
- Zoom in using CTRL Z, or your mouse wheel. Alternatively, use the zoom options at the top of the right-hand panel.
- Adjust brush size using the slider in the right-hand panel, underneath the cut-out markers.
Tip 3 – Use feathering on difficult edges
If your photo has unclear edges, such as hair, increase feathering to smooth them.
Adjust the feather slider in the right-hand panel.
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