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Bishan Singh

how to remove background in affinity designer?

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Hi Bishan Singh,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You didn't specify what type of background you are dealing with: it's a photographic background or a solid colour you want to make transparent? I'm assuming it's a photographic one from the tags of this thread.

If so switch to Pixel Persona - menu Affinity Designer ▸ Pixel Persona (mac) or File ▸ Personas ▸ Pixel (windows) -  and follow this video tutorial. Although the video is for Affinity Photo the tools and process is the same in Affinity Designer. It helps you create a mask to hide the background. You can then export the image without background as a PNG or TIFF as explained in the video or "merge" the image layer and the mask so they become just a single layer. To do this  right-click the image layer (which contains the mask) in the Layers panel and select Rasterise....

 

Although you can use the Pen Tool to create a path that can be converted to a selection in Affinity Photo (pressing the Selection button in the context toolbar), this option/button is not available in Affinity Designer.

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Another informative response MEB.

 

How would I go about (in AD, on a Mac) getting rid of a background by making it 'invisible' as you said above?

 

Thanks in advance MEB.

-Christo

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... and follow this video tutorial.

 

It looks as though you forgot to include the link, Miguel! ;)


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Hi Patrick Bell,
That post and video are from more than two years ago. There was quite a few changes to the program since then and so any outdated videos were removed from Vimeo. There are various tutorials on YouTube explaining how to remove backgrounds in Affinity. If you give us more details on the type of image you are working with (solid background/photographic background etc) we may be able to help you better.

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