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Make the selected part of a picture transparent to either cleverly crop parts of the picture, or make parts of the picture transparent to overlay in front of other pictures without obscuring them.
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Remove Picture Backgrounds
Removing the background from pictures.
When to use
To overlay images without obscuring objects behind them.
- Select the picture, click the Format tab, and then click Remove Background.
- The square or rectangular marquee (used to select parts of an image) helps you focus on the part of the picture that you want to keep.
- You can Mark Areas to Keep either as a single dot or as a line drawn with the pointer.
- You can Mark Areas to Remove the background either as a single dot or as a line drawn with the pointer.
- You can delete a mark by clicking Delete Mark and selecting the mark.
- You can discard or keep all changes.
Click the slide outside the selected image or the Keep Changes button to finalize the changes. The changes can also be undone at a later time by selecting the picture, clicking the Format tab, and then clicking Reset Picture.
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