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Removing a Photo’s Background
Figure 4-27
Removing a photo’s background
Backgroun d
Removal tab
purple area
represents
background
you can expand this
border to expand the
area tha t Word will keep
as part of the photo
3. Drag the circular handle in the lower-right corner of the blue border down to the
bottom-right corner of the photo. The entire right-side of the apple turns red,
indicating Word no longer considers it to be part of the background.
Trouble? If part of the brown background also reverts to its original color, undo
the change, and then repeat Step 3. If a small part of the right side of the apple is
still purple, ignore the purple part for now and continue with Step 4.
4. Drag the circular handle in the lower-left corner of the blue border down to the
bottom-left corner of the photo. The entire left-side of the apple turns red.
5. Drag the top, middle handle of the blue border up to just below photograph’s top
border.
At this point, the entire apple has reverted to its original color, except for a small
purple area near the stem. Now you need to identify this specific area to be kept
as part of the photo.
6. On the Background Removal tab, click the Mark Areas to Keep button in the
Refine group, and then move the drawing pointer over the apple. You can use
the drawing pointer to draw lines through the purple areas you want to keep as
part of the photo.
7. Click in a red part of the apple below the stem, and drag the mouse pointer up to
a red area above the stem. The pointer changes to a white arrow
and a dotted
line appears as you drag the pointer. See Figure 4-28.
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