GIMP tutorials photo editing - Background Removal
GIMP 2.6 tutorial for beginners - Background Removal. This GIMP tutorial demonstrates how to remove the background from an image. The tips and tricks in this tutorial can be useful for other drawings as well. GIMP version 2.6.11 was used for this video.

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Author Jessica Millard ( ago)
fantastic tutorial!! thanks so much for passing this along!

Author ‫سجاد ظہور‬‎ ( ago)
This tutorial is like pure GOLD. Easy and simple way to doing in a
professional way.
Thanks x 100000000000000000 x times

Author shoshannaisrael ( ago)
Excellent speech ability you Have a pleasant speaking voice and relaxing
Extremely easy to understand Thank you very much!

Author Vicki Newby ( ago)
Thank you! This was very helpful :)

Author nightmareman78 ( ago)
Nice vid

Author Jes M ( ago)
Hi tutor4u, how would change the background where the object is similar
colour to the background colour initially? Thanks

Author Ben Blackstar ( ago)
You are an EXCELLENT tutor! I have some basic knowledge of how to use GIMP
but now I just expanded my skills! THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!!

Author xXBBB2003Xx ( ago)
Help the backround turns white

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Author Joe/Painkill3r Losing W8 ( ago)
thanks bro.

Author Joe/Painkill3r Losing W8 ( ago)
I must be doing something wrong, I don't get "hit the delete Key"....

Author Sandesh Karki ( ago)
why delete key are u talking about?

Author Andy Miz ( ago)
thanks bro you are awesome

Author Gilbertify (YTP) ( ago)
2:30 "this shouldn't take too long"

*starts moving the mouse with pinpoint precision*

Author clintathusaz ( ago)
Great vid! I appreciate you repeatedly using the names of the tools as you
use them. For someone just starting with Gimp, its very helpful!

Author NMranchhand ( ago)
Really MUCH better explanation than the other GIMP videos. Well done.

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Author revshoney ( ago)
Excellent presentation, methodical, explained simply how and why for the
steps, and you did not leave anything out! Your video is the first tutorial
on a Gimp topic that has not omitted a step or some essential information.
Many thanks! I will check out your other tutorials. I did have to take the
time to write down every step. Maybe that is on your website?

Author joeyisfunny ( ago)
Great tutorial, thanks!

Author Liz Carter ( ago)
Wow thank you so much - exactly what I needed and really clear. 😊

Author Connie McKnight ( ago)
Excellent video. You made it very clear as to how to do this procedure.

Author Uanpis ( ago)
Best tutorial EVER!

Author CatSmiles ( ago)
thanks you for showing a different way of doing this... i know ill have to
watch it a few times to get it down to memory however at least now i will
not be yelling at my computer.... my last program was so much easier.

Author Lotte Starck ( ago)
... It's a treasure!

Author WeLovinMusic ( ago)
The best tutorial on gimp! Thanks!

Author Norbert Matejkovic ( ago)
Ecelento tutorial thanks.

Author Dan Seabreeze ( ago)
I was wondering if you knew how to crop an image to 16:9 aspect ratio
without specifying the resolution. I realize 4k is 3840x2160 which is my
monitor's resolution but with my new Sony A7, I would like to preserve as
much image information (or megapixels) as possible. Also, using a preset
16:9 frame to crop is faster then entering the actual pixels. I hope there
is a way, thanks in advance! :D

Author J.R. Worley ( ago)
I have watched many tutorials about gimp but NEVER in a way I could
understand, until yours. I love the step by step method you use. It's kind
of like having a Gimp for dummies, which is exactly what I need. Thank you
so much for getting me this far. I'm having fun with removing backgrounds.
I'm ready to start learning to replace them now. You are the best.

Author Kevin McGregor ( ago)
that works for me , thank you so much . good job.

Author Emma Harrop ( ago)
Great tutorial, very clear and methodical

Author Kriptoe ( ago)
Please make more GIMP tutorials, they are GREAT! :)

Author Graham Bayne ( ago)
Nice tutorial, thank you.

Author Mandee Kulp ( ago)
Ugh...finally a Gimp tutorial that's not crap. Thank you!

Author Jonathan Williams ( ago)
Is there a reason why after i have deleted the back round and tried saving
just the image that when i look at the new file the background is still
there. I followed every step on here but then when i go to save it or
export it as a jpeg it still has the background.

Author Chase R ( ago)
thx m8 made Donald Trump into an Ostrich 8/8 gr8

Author SunTai ( ago)
Brilliant! Thank you for this!

Author Ian Borland ( ago)
Nice, nice, nice. Really appreciate the great tips and the overall
tutorial. I enjoyed the pace and tone of your voice as well. Excellent
little tutorial. Thank you for sharing that.

Author HobbsBhipp ( ago)
Thank you very much!

Author katioushcka ( ago)
Great tutorial, very useful, thank you!
For a second I got confused with the delete button (mac), but fn+delete

Author Eduardo Vadell ( ago)
why i dont have the tools or layers can i get it?

Author Roman D ( ago)
Excellent tutorial!!! Thank you.

Author DjNerDee ( ago)
Loving the technique

Author surfgurl924 ( ago)
Amazing!! Thanks very much :)

Author Marie Berrill ( ago)
thank you you to your time explaining.

Author Ha Mc ( ago)
I Love this video!!!! Thank You soooooo much, it was really helpful.

Author Valarie Stark ( ago)
Very easy to follow and your very clear with your words. Thank you!

Author scotto330 (1555 years ago)
How do you save it as a transparent background?

Author TwistedYarnBall 122 ( ago)
Thank you! Very clear and well explained video. :D

Author Adam Phillips ( ago)
thanks! great instructions : )

Author Faisal Ahmed ( ago)
Thanks. Keep up the good work.

Author Nate Lovely ( ago)
Nice technique I enjoyed your tutorial thank you for sharing

Author Neckbeard Anon ( ago)
THANK YOU! I've seen some other tutorials using the same method but they
were poorly explained. This was well done.

Author Lon W. ( ago)
Excellent. Went through a couple of your other lessons quite a while back
because I was not ready for this one. Let some time pass to let the wave
calm in my brain. Went back into GIMP and did some stuff on my own just
playing around. Let that smooth/calm. Tonight I watched this video and will
let it absorb over a sleep. Am ready for this now. Do not know what it is
about with my memory, but I understand now?!?
Originally loaded the GIMP software to learn back ground removal. Couldn't
really understand this vid for some odd reason... since this time has
passed, while watching this video the second or fifth time, seems as though
I will be able to do background changes. Thanks for the upload, hey?

Author Clark Goodrich ( ago)
Wow. Great presentation! Thank you.

Author JoshHowarthGaming ( ago)

Author Sandy Shadowcatcher ( ago)
Thank you so much! This was detailed and easy to follow. It really made a
difference for me!!

Author CyesEye ( ago)
Excellent tutorial with easy to follow instructions. Also appreciate the
lack of distracting comments which have nothing to do with the subject.
Same with lack noises such as clearing of throat, sniffing etc. 5 stars all
the way.

Author mariusz nowak ( ago)
Great video thanx

Author mark weber ( ago)
I am just starting with using GIMP software wished I had seen this two
weeks ago

Author januaryman ( ago)
That was amazing! Thank youso much. I will try this out ASAP.

Author Erick Killian ( ago)
Perfect!!! Thank you for the assist!!! GIMP is starting to become my new
best friend!!!

Author drake i ( ago)
Just discovered ANOTHER problem. When I use the color picker, the color it
chooses is NOT EVEN the same color (much darker!!!) WTH? But here's
something else: I opened a different file to see if it would do the same
thing, but NOTHING WAS WORKING. It was as if there was a "lock" on the file
and the program wouldn't let me do ANYTHING!! (Well, I could enlarge the
view, but no other editing tools were working.) THIS IS DRIVING ME

Author drake i ( ago)
Can someone HELP??? I must have hit a wrong button, because when I "zoom"
in I don't get a sharp picture, I get one with hazy, jagged "pixel"
squares. This wasn't happening before; it just started. Any ideas what I
did wrong??? PLEASE!!!

Author Blu Femscout (Shooting Starz) ( ago)
Thanks a lot! And you sounded like the guy who spoke in Source Filmmaker

Author The Radman ( ago)
wow, you've made it so much easier for me - thanks

Author MasiPlaySRB ( ago)
Help me!When i click delete background is black not transparent!

Author desouki1 ( ago)
short, clear, understandable - simply said: a masterly made tutorial.

Author Vegard Hanssen (enkii) ( ago)
I could not delete the alpha layer not matter what I tried. Finally I just
right clicked on the image and chose "Cut". That worked like a charm. Good

Author Crescent Transit 54 Studios ( ago)
I need help removing the bike rack bus picture anyone hope the web helps

Author khalid Ayoub ( ago)
Excellent tutorial

Author Elle Casey ( ago)
This was a big help. Thanks!

Author Van Rhodes (271 year ago)
Very helpful and well done. Thx

Author Pascale Janssens ( ago)
Formidable, merci beaucoup.

Author Rickbischoff Transmit ( ago)
thnx!!! ...again :)

Author KG x Heretic ( ago)
Wow, gimp is shit, all that effort to get rid of a fucking background,
should be something simple like object select etc

Author Nanzulov (1819 years ago)
Luv you.

Author Ellay Branton ( ago)
So easy to follow! I've had to stick to finding similarly lit images so the
separation is easier, but still, this was so much better than a lot of the
other tutorials. They go too fast for a newb like me!

Author SkillCult ( ago)
excellent, thank you.

Author Wheaten Karma Gaming ( ago)
Thank you so much for this!

Author The Viewing Experience ( ago)
Very clear tutorial, nice to listen to aswell. Thanks for this!

Author DGsilverfox ( ago)
Never thought it could be that simple Thanks a lot. 100%

Author Brad Wood ( ago)
Thank you so much. 

Author Wizard Homer ( ago)
Its amazing how frustrated I get when not getting these things to work. Im
at the edge of throwing the monitor out of the window! And I see myself as
a calm person.

Author Labed Lbd ( ago)
best how to - thank you

Author Patrick Farnon ( ago)
Nice one, intelligently explained in detail,step by step.

Author G Nagy ( ago)
Very clearly explained. Thank you.

Author Helene Kierkegaard ( ago)
Thank you! Amazing tutorial! 

Author MrLightPanda ( ago)

Author Jorge Quintero Project ( ago)
Great!!! Thank you.

Author TALENTguyDOTCOM ( ago)
Very useful video. thanks!!

Author dianclay ( ago)
Thank you slow enough to see what you clicked and the view was readable to
see what the buttons looked like...not like some I have tried to learn from
again Gret and clear instruction vidio WATCH THIS ONE!

Author Gebel Baucham ( ago)
This was UNBELIEVABLY helpful! Thank you so much for this.

Author Tutterzoid ( ago)
Thanks for sharing! You make it look so easy :)

Author William Jones ( ago)
thank you so much omg 

Author Arindam Das ( ago)
Thank you sir, excellent tutorial.

Author saddika hishan ( ago)
exellent work

Author snoozz336 ( ago)
When I press the delete key it does absolutely nothing.

Author delirious44 ( ago)
how do I alternate between 2 images I'm cropping and layering on gimp , for
instance I upload one image and crop it then I open another image as a
layer and crop that how do I go back to the original image? 

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