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Transparent background instead of white - Photoshop Elements 12

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Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024

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Hello,
I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. Can I turn the white background in product photos into a transparent one? I'm currently using a magic eraser, but it doesn't always remove the background perfectly (especially when there are shadows). 

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024

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Try different levels of tolerance, but you will likely need to manually touch it up using another selection tool(s) and/or clone and healing tools.

Later versions of Photoshop Elements have better algorithms for that.

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Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024

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Can you post an example image?

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Apr 26, 2024 Apr 26, 2024

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below is an example photo:

2-1-02.jpg

The problem is that I often have shadows on wheels next to round elements (baby stroller wheels) and the magic wand doesn't mark correctly...

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Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024

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As Bob suggests, I recommend using the Magic Wand selection tool.  Use a fairly low tolerance level, and if it is a low resolution product image, turn off the Anti-aliasing box. 

 

Ashampoo Snap 16_Thursday, April 25, 2024_11h21m22s_3_multi.png

Click on the white background to select it and then press the delete button.

 

Ashampoo Snap 16_Thursday, April 25, 2024_11h29m36s_4_multi.png

 

 

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Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024

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With respect to the shadows, you may need a higher tolerance to add to the selection, and/or make several clicks to add to the selection, but make sure that the Contiguous box is checked in order to separate the shadow from the product.

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Apr 26, 2024 Apr 26, 2024

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I posted an example photo in one of my posts. It's not easy to do this with a magic wand

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Nine or ten clicks to select the white areas and shadows (and maintain the white wheels), using the magic wand tool with the contiguous box checked:

Ashampoo Snap 16_Friday, April 26, 2024_9h49m52s_2.png

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