View Example In Editor

The example edits are slightly different from the tutorial below.

In the tutorial below we remove the background from a grainy cellphone photo of the office maskot, Milo, taken when he was an adorable little puppy:

1. Upload image

2. Mark foreground

Use the green tool to mark part of the foreground.

Stay well within the foreground, and don't mark too much.

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3. Mark background

Use the red tool to mark part of the background.

Stay well within the background, and don't mark too much.

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4. Inspect & Fix

Zoom in to inspect the result, and apply touchup marks as necessary.

Use the scalpel on troublesome edges.

Erase marks that cross boundaries.

You can always undo unfortunate edits, or Edit Clear all marks and start over.

The arrows (left image) indicate where touch-up marks have been added.

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5. Tweak The Result Optional

Spice things up by adding finishing touches like drop shadows, color adjustments, cropping the result, and changing the background color.

You can also control how you want your edges: smoothness, feathering, offset.

6. Download result

Alternate Between Red and Green

The easiest way to clip an image is to alternate between red and green to let the algorithm give you feedback on where it needs more marks.

Use Space Bar to toggle between and

Erase Boundary Crossing Marks

Leave space to let the algorithm find the exact edge. Red and green should never touch.

Use the scalpel for precision control of the boundary.

Anything you mark will either be fully in the result, or fully removed from it. This is why it's so important to not go outside the lines - the result is guaranteed to be wrong.

Green =100% Foreground = Always fully kept in the result
Red =100% Background = Always fully removed from the result
Unmarked =Algorithm decides =Leave space to let algorithm figure out exact edge

Red and Green Marks Should Never Touch

There are two types of problems: marks that cross boundaries and missing marks.

The fix is always the same: Erase marks that go over the lines, and add missing foreground and background marks.

You can always undo unfortunate edits, or clear all marks and start over.

Stay Within The Lines

Don't accidentally mark green outside the foreground - it will pull background into your result.

Similarly, don't accidentally mark red on the foreground - it will delete foreground from your result.

Erase marks that cross boundaries.

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Mark All Pieces

Sometimes there is a piece of background within the foreground.

You will need to mark such pieces one-by-one.

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Don't Highlight

The green / red tools are not highlighters, and using them as such will produce a terrible result.

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