Color Image to Transparent PNG - Making Stickers

There's two items in this tutorial - one cutting the image from the white background, the other making a sticker from your element.


1. Open Image
2. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel


3. Use Wand Tool to select white area
4. Select>Grow> (I used 3px for example - all you need is enough to get inside the image and past the white sections).
5. Edit>Cut
6. Save image as name.png or add drop shadow or other alterations, then save.

TO MAKE STICKERS:

1. Open Image
2. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel
3. Use Wand Tool to select white area


4. Select>Shrink> (I used 20 pixels for this but you can go larger for a bigger border).
5. Edit>Cut

Note above and below there's a white box around the shape as well as the border around the flower.


There's two ways to get rid of that box border:
1. Select white area with wand tool (click on the white) and select Edit>Cut or 2. Just use the crop tool (knife) to crop the whole image, getting rid of the border.

EDIT TO ADD: During the shrink process there's a box to uncheck that says shrink from image border. That will prevent the square from appearing.

Save as name.png after you do any alterations or adding drop shadows.

5 comments:

Template-Mama said...

Thanks so much! I love my gimp, but have a hard time finding good tutorials.

bluegreenplant said...

Thank you.

Jeannette - Crafty Hippo Designs said...

OMG! I have been copying onto a transparent, zooming in, and erasing tediously for months. You are a life saver! I feel so silly now. lol

custom stickers said...

Thanks for the tutorial, really finding such kind of stuff around the internet.

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