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A simple way to remove an image s background colour within MS Word

Author: ITS

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

Category: Design Desk , Tips and Tricks

Trying to remove the background colour from a  logo so you can use it in a document or email?

Microsoft Word  has an easy way to get rid of the background of a simple image without using an elaborate photo editing program.

(Note: instructions were written using Word 2010 and may vary slightly for Word 2013 or Word 2011 for Mac)

1. Paste the desired logo into Word.

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2. Click on the image, and then click on the Format tab under Picture Tools.

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3. To remove the background of your image completely, select Set Transparent Color and then click on the area you want removed. Or, if your image is a simple black logo, you can also just change the background to white or another desired colour by selecting one of the options available under Recolor

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4. Et voila! You have your finished product. 

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Just keep in mind, this trick will only work if the background colour isn't used in the logo as well.