Tuesday June 6th, 2017 Karel Rodriguez

How to create a transparent background in adobe Photoshop using the magic wand tool – 2017 guide

Creating images with a transparent background is part of the daily chores of every graphical designer, from creating transparent png files to animated Gif’s with floating images, this tutorial will cover the basics of the magic wand tool and how to use it to achieve this result.

You can use this technique to produce images like GIF’s, PNG files with a transparent background that will let you see thru when used in web pages, articles, social media, and others, allowing you to superimpose images over other elements to seamless match the content behind the picture.

Using the correct file format when saving the designed image is highly important since different image formats work better for some purposes than others, for a complete overview of when to use PNG, GIF, BMG, JPG (or JPEG), RAW and others, please subscribe to our channel, we will be soon completing a video that talks about the different graphic formats, image compression and when to use each graphic file format in different use case scenarios.

This video is part of a series of videos on Adobe Photoshop and the Adobe suite of tools for beginners on graphical image editing.

We used Photoshop CS6 for this videos, however, you can use this steps on any later version.of Photoshop, the interface and options remain the same up to this day.

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