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Creating Transparent Backgrounds For Product Photography

Creating Transparent Backgrounds For Product Photography

The heart of product photography is **making your products look irresistible**. A crucial part of this lies in having a clear, transparent backdrop. A **clean background highlights your product**, making sure all the attention stays on the item itself, not the surroundings.

Also, with a transparent background, you’ll be able to reuse your product images on multiple platforms and in multiple ways. You can use them on your website, on social media, in ads, and even in print.

There are a few different ways to create a transparent background for your product photos. In this article, we’ll show you how to create clean, transparent backgrounds for your product images and how you can utilize a background removal service to assist you in editing bulk images.

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Why Backgrounds Matter in Product Photography

The background of your product photos is important for a few reasons. First, it makes your product stand out. If the background is busy or cluttered, it will take away from the product itself. While there are instances when having a background works like when you’re trying to show off the environment in which your product will be used, most of the time you want the focus to be on the product.

Second, a transparent background gives you the ability to use your photos in multiple ways and on multiple platforms. You’re not limited to using them on your website banners or on social media posts. You can even use them in ads, in print, and even on TV.

Third, a transparent background makes it easy to edit your photos. If you need to remove a product from the background or change the color of the background, it’s much easier to do with a transparent background. You can also add text or other graphics to your product photos or edit them in a different setting if needed. This saves you money instead of scheduling another photo shoot to get the perfect photo.

Finally, a transparent background makes it easy to scale your photos. Scaling your photos means that you can use them in different sizes without losing quality. This is important if you plan on using your product photos in different ways or on different platforms. With a transparent background, you can use the same photo on your website, social media, and even in print without having to worry about the quality of the image.

There are many uses for product images with a transparent background especially in creating your marketing materials. It’s important to learn how to create and utilize transparent backgrounds in your product photography to help your products stand out and be more versatile.

Creating a Transparent Background

There are a few different ways that you can create a transparent background for your product photos. In Photoshop, you can use the “Eraser” tool to remove the background from your image. You can also use the “Pen” tool or the “Eraser” tool.

The Magic Wand Tool

To use the Magic Wand Tool, simply click on the area of the image that you want to remove. The tool will select all of the pixels that are similar to the one that you clicked on. Once the area is selected, you can hit “delete” to remove the background.

You can also change the “Tolerance” setting in the options bar. This will determine how similar the pixels have to be in order to be selected. A lower tolerance will select fewer pixels, while a higher tolerance will select more pixels.

The Pen Tool

The Pen Tool is a great way to create a custom selection around your product. To use the Pen Tool, simply click on the area that you want to remove. Then, holding down the “Shift” key, click on another area. This will create a straight line between the two points.

You can continue this process until you’ve created a selection around your product. Once you’re satisfied with the selection, hit “delete” to remove the selected area.

The Eraser Tool

The Eraser Tool is a great way to remove the background from your image without having to create a custom selection. To use the Eraser Tool, simply click and drag over the area that you want to remove. The tool will remove the pixels that you drag over.

If you don’t have Photoshop, you can use a free online tool like Canva to remove the background from your images. Canva is a great option because it’s easy to use and it’s free.

You can also use a background removal service to remove the background from your images. This is a good option if you have a lot of product photos or if you need the backgrounds removed quickly.

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When to Hire a Background Removal Service

If you’re looking into editing bulk images or simply don’t have the tools, hiring background removal services is the most cost-effective solution for you.

Background removal services like Pixel by Hand give you access to a team of professional editors who are equipped with all the right tools and equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Not only will this give you back the valuable time you need, but it’ll also yield consistent results that reflect your brand in the best light possible—all while staying within your budget.

At Pixel by Hand, we are able to work on photos with different complexities. For example, we can help you edit out background objects that distracts your customers from the product. This is crucial especially for e-commerce stores as you want your customers to be focused on the products you offer instead of what’s going on in the background.

Background Removal vs Clipping Path

Let’s say you’ve decided to outsource your photo editing requirements to an image editing service and encountered the terms ‘background removal’ and ‘clipping path’. While these two services may appear to be the same, there are some key differences between them.

Background Removal

Background removal is the process of removing the background from an image. This can be done manually or with the help of software like Photoshop. Background removal is a good option if you need to remove the background from a small number of images.

Clipping Path

A clipping path is a vector path that is used to remove the background from an image. Clipping paths are usually created with the Pen Tool in Photoshop. Clipping paths are a good option if you need to remove the background from a large number of images.

Clipping paths are more accurate than background removal because they allow you to create a custom selection around your product. This means that you can remove the background without affecting the product itself.

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Background Removal Services by Pixel by Hand

In a nutshell, background removal allows you to remove the background from your image without affecting the quality of your product photos. It helps you save time and money especially if you need your product displayed in a different setting like in catalogs, social media posts, banners, newsletters, and online stores.

We provide both background removal and clipping path services at Pixel by Hand. We can remove the background from your pictures quickly and effectively. We take pride in our quick turnaround time which is usually within 24 hours or less depending on the volume of images you need.

We also provide a variety of image editing services to help you enhance your product images, such as color correction, retouching, and image manipulation, which can all help you improve the way your online store looks and feels.

If you need help removing the background from your product photos, contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you answer any question you have about image editing services in the chatbox below.

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