How to Make Transparent Background in Photoshop CS6

In this video tutorial we will show you how to make a transparent background in Photoshop.


Launch the Adobe Photoshop. Go to the “File” menu and choose “Open”. In the appeared window, select the image you want to edit and press “Open”. Go to “Layers” and double click on the “Lock” icon to unlock the layer.

Unlock the layer

In the appeared window click “OK”. Choose the “Polygonal Lasso Tool”.

Choose the Polygonal Lasso Tool

Select the part of the image you want to delete. Use keyboard shortcut “Ctrl (+)” or “Ctrl (¬-)” to change the size of the image on your screen. To remove selected areas of the background, use the “Delete” key on your keyboard.

Delete the selected area

If you want to save the image with a transparent background, you need to use a format that supports transparency, such as PNG. Go to the “File” menu and choose “Save As”.

Open the Save As options window

In the appeared window select the PNG file format.

Select the file format

Then press the “Save” button. In the following window set the PNG options and press “OK”. Now your image has been successfully saved with a transparent background.