GIMP tutorials photo editing – Background Removal

or copy the link 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. GIMP website http


nellylepe says:

how can i add the tool bar where it says “layer,channel,path..”
can u help me please 🙂

Fiqaasubari cm says:

how can I replace the actual background to other background?

jartaud says:

Waaaawwww, great!

vv97vv says:

In windows keyboard is “delete” key. What button do that in mac?

tiggit14 says:

Thank you. This tutorial was very easy to follow and had a nice flow to it. This is the second video I tried for the same situation, but the other one was very choppy and unpolished. It may seem like a little thing, but it really makes following along easier when it sounds like you know what you’re doing!

Chives152 says:

you should check out the glow tutorial I have on my tutorial, also I subbed to you,nice job

TheProdejeff MovieProductions says:

Very useful video, thank you.

Luigi Tiburzi says:

Your videos are always the best! Thanks!!

tutor4u says:

Your picture may not have an alpha channel. To fix this, right click on the layer with your picture and select “Add Alpha Channel.” Now when you delete the background it should be transparent.

TheNeonskis says:

When I delete the background of the picture, the background just turns all black. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Karissa Sylvia says:

I can’t seem to delete them without my whole image disappearing. i’ve done it step by step.. made sure all the same layers are highlighted and press exact buttons.. i do not know why my background disappears

Lily Golden says:

Thank you! So much work for something so simple!

snukka says:

Just what I needed. Thanks!

sandramarlor says:

This was the most detailed description of how to use a ridiculously complicated program. Fantastic, thank you.

oneluv175 says:

This video was soooooooooooo complicated. To much push this, select this etc. My head is hurting.

tutor4u says:

You can just turn off the bottom layer by clicking on the eye icon next to the layer.

TORN9000 says:

What if i want no background? just the image. How do you do that?

Terry Mellor says:

anyone can you help i am trying to cut out of one layer to put on background then another layer on top just cant do it pls help while i still have a little hair left pls

pearlwise1 says:

Hi trucknwolf1402, save it as a png.

Vance Longstride says:

Thank you very much 😀

Jackie Daniels says:

I like the use of black and white to get a selection.

Thumbgumby says:

Maybe when he has the box open to save he isn’t going to the bottom of the box and opening the types of images he can save it to. Go to the bottom left of the box and you can click on file type, it opens the types you can save to. Scroll down to jpeg or whatever type you need and click that. Be sure before you do that you have picked the folder you want to save it to first or it goes to document folder automatically I think. I usually have a folder on desktop that I save all my images to.

scraderz20 says:

wow so long and complicated

Armando Calderón says:

Exelente !

Sam Vithanage says:

Your’s is one of the best teaching styles. Thanks!

HughTwo says:

Best Gimp tutorial I’ve seen so far, thank you.

Stephanie Head says:

Omg Thank you so much Ive been wondering how to do this for AGES!

shivani5987 says:

Thanks for the detailed explaination 🙂

sbb85 says:

excellent, please more simple stuff,,the best on the web

Mark Robins says:

Best Tutorial on Youtube for this. 

Lazyboythehustleboy says:

Your help is much appreciated. I do music so im into photo editing for visuals. Thanks!!!

elizabethsmith81 says:

Thank you

Erol Palmer says:

When you select the paintbrush you will see some sliders, the bottom one says “scale”, slide left is smaller and right is bigger.

Sasha Frugone says:

You are good teacher

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