Sunday, 1 January 2017

How to remove the background from a digital stamp with word

This tutorial will show you how to remove the white background from a digital stamp saved as a jpg. You will then be able to merge the image with a background scene of your choice.

Start by opening word.
Click on insert >> picture to import the digital stamp

Click on remove background

 Use the handles to select the area you want to keep. White and the outline will be selected and kept. The deselected areas will turn purple and will be discarded.

When your happy with the selection click on keep changes. If you've missed some areas click on Mark Areas to Remove and drag the point line to select the area you wish to remove. Click on Keep Changes.

and that's all there is to it!

Now the fun bit....insert a background scene as shown in the below previews

Follow this tutorial to show you how to create a scene

I hope you find this tutorial useful. Please reach out if you need further help by joining us at Art by Barb facebook group or leave a comment

The digital stamp used in the tutorial is available in a bundle until the 4th January over at Art by Barb facebook group.

and the back ground scene is available on the group or Etsy


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