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TylerPanda
May 18th, 2014, 12:53 PM
Hey,
I figured this was the appropriate place to ask this question since photo-editing and graphic-designing is art.
Do you guys know any websites where i could make renders (when a background is removed from the picture) because i've tried gimp, but it's too confusing for me.
Any suggestions?

Calliope
May 18th, 2014, 01:22 PM
I don't know of any websites that will do it for free (sadly, a really awesome website that will do it started charging money) but I have been using GIMP for years and it's really quite easy. I can make a quick tutorial for you if you want?

TylerPanda
May 18th, 2014, 01:30 PM
I don't know of any websites that will do it for free (sadly, a really awesome website that will do it started charging money) but I have been using GIMP for years and it's really quite easy. I can make a quick tutorial for you if you want?

That would be great! Thank you! :)

Calliope
May 18th, 2014, 02:09 PM
That would be great!! :)
Hopefully I made this easy enough to understand! It turned out longer than expected. ;_; Unfortunately there's an image limit, so I had to remove some of the pictures.

Okay, so you have the image open in GIMP. I'm rendering Dave Strider crying in a bowl of soup because he's lost control of his life. Beautiful.

The first thing you wanna do is check if there's an alpha channel. Just right click the image layer and look for this on the menu.
http://i.imgur.com/f9F9jiw.png
If it's greyed out like mine is, you're good to go! If not, just click it.

Now, there's multiple tools you can use to render your image, but use the one I've outlined. It's easiest to use.
http://i.imgur.com/H6i364U.png

Zoom in on your image and start clicking an outline around what you want to render (with the free select tool). If there's lots of curves, click closer together, otherwise the outcome will be all choppy. Try to stay as close to your focus as possible, and don't be afraid to zoom in really far. If you mess up, you can move the dots around, or hit backspace to undo one completely.
http://i.imgur.com/lnJQ1hB.png

Once you've connected the dots, it should be selected, like this.
http://i.imgur.com/w9XqYdH.png

Now you either hit Ctrl+I at the same time, or click Select>Invert. Either will do.
http://i.imgur.com/FQhmN0O.png

Now hit Ctrl+X at the same time, or click Edit>Cut. Again, either will do.
http://i.imgur.com/dzfvFzY.png

Now you either hit Shift+Ctrl+A at the same time, or click Select>None.
http://i.imgur.com/HWcx1vM.png

Your image should be rendered now. I forgot to take an image of it, but basically the background should be gone and replaced by a checkerboard, which means transparency.

Now hit Shift+Ctrl+E, or click Edit>Export As.
http://i.imgur.com/HOnCVjX.png

Name your image, and be absolutely sure to end it in .png! Otherwise the transparency won't be saved. Click Export.
(Had to remove image.)

A menu should pop up. Don't change anything, and just click Export.
(Had to remove image.)

I also cropped the image, because there was loads of extra space.
Ta-da! Transparent Dave crying in a pot of soup.
http://i.imgur.com/gAEHpBN.png

Let me know if anything needs further explaining. GIMP can be really confusing. Good luck!

TylerPanda
May 18th, 2014, 02:26 PM
Hopefully I made this easy enough to understand! It turned out longer than expected. ;_; Unfortunately there's an image limit, so I had to remove some of the pictures.

Okay, so you have the image open in GIMP. I'm rendering Dave Strider crying in a bowl of soup because he's lost control of his life. Beautiful.

The first thing you wanna do is check if there's an alpha channel. Just right click the image layer and look for this on the menu.
image (http://i.imgur.com/f9F9jiw.png)
If it's greyed out like mine is, you're good to go! If not, just click it.

Now, there's multiple tools you can use to render your image, but use the one I've outlined. It's easiest to use.
image (http://i.imgur.com/H6i364U.png)

Zoom in on your image and start clicking an outline around what you want to render (with the free select tool). If there's lots of curves, click closer together, otherwise the outcome will be all choppy. Try to stay as close to your focus as possible, and don't be afraid to zoom in really far. If you mess up, you can move the dots around, or hit backspace to undo one completely.
image (http://i.imgur.com/lnJQ1hB.png)

Once you've connected the dots, it should be selected, like this.
image (http://i.imgur.com/w9XqYdH.png)

Now you either hit Ctrl+I at the same time, or click Select>Invert. Either will do.
image (http://i.imgur.com/FQhmN0O.png)

Now hit Ctrl+X at the same time, or click Edit>Cut. Again, either will do.
image (http://i.imgur.com/dzfvFzY.png)

Now you either hit Shift+Ctrl+A at the same time, or click Select>None.
image (http://i.imgur.com/HWcx1vM.png)

Your image should be rendered now. I forgot to take an image of it, but basically the background should be gone and replaced by a checkerboard, which means transparency.

Now hit Shift+Ctrl+E, or click Edit>Export As.
image (http://i.imgur.com/HOnCVjX.png)

Name your image, and be absolutely sure to end it in .png! Otherwise the transparency won't be saved. Click Export.
(Had to remove image.)

A menu should pop up. Don't change anything, and just click Export.
(Had to remove image.)

I also cropped the image, because there was loads of extra space.
Ta-da! Transparent Dave crying in a pot of soup.
image (http://i.imgur.com/gAEHpBN.png)

Let me know if anything needs further explaining. GIMP can be really confusing. Good luck!
Thank you so much! :)
I'll VM you if i have any more questions :)