Of Any Image File
Okay, maybe not “any” image but certainly majority of the images you will come across, including those with complicated backgrounds that would take hours to erase by hand!
Removing backgrounds from images has traditionally been one of those things that we leave to graphic designers because it’s tedious, annoying and requires having a solid understanding of your graphics software.
Not any more!
Simply hop on over to Clipping Magic: http://clippingmagic.com/
Oh yeah, and it’s incredibly affordable.
Clipping Magic is a web-based tool that lets you easily remove the background of complex images by using simple squiggle marks to tell the computer which general regions to keep or discard. Way easier than it sounds.
1. Upload Your Image
2. Look at the help sheet to understand the basic idea of marking a rough squiggle through the “background” region and a rough squiggle through the foreground region. Do NOT try to be precise because that is the computer’s job.
3. Here’s an example of my marked image and the resulting output…. pretty darn awesome!
4. Click the little download button and your file is available to download.
I use this tool a multiple times a year but when I do it saves me MANY hours of work at a time and the headache of having to get someone on fiverr to do it. (In fact, I often pre-do this to images that I’m going to send to fiverr to be made into covers in order to speed up time it takes me to get my projects there completed.)
I have the very affordable $2.99 per month plan which gives me 15 image downloads per month which is way more than I ever need – and the credits roll over up to 75.
~ Kim ~
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Pro Tip: Where you place your cursor is where it zooms in and out from. So you zoom out – and then place your cursor and slowly zoom in – to get into narrow spaces. This lets you get close detail work easily if you don’t rush. You should always recheck close corners, elbows, and other “nooks and crannies” to ensure that you get them correctly marked. The tool will do this but it won’t crop super close if you don’t zoom in and specify at some of these little wedges. It’s easy to do though!