Thanks to a really great friend of mine, I have recently come across an invaluable resource for creating professional looking photos.
It is called Clipping Magic. With this amazing free online tool, you can quickly and easily remove the backgrounds of images, so that all your left with is the object of the photo.
Then, you can EITHER leave the background transparent, so that it can be placed onto a new background or be used as a watermark image, OR you make the background completely white, or any other colour you would like it to be.
Step 1 ~ Mark what you want to Keep
For the first chess photo below, I just place one dot on each piece.
For the first scrunchy photo below, I made several marks across the hand and scrunchy.
Step 2 ~ Mark what you want to Erase
For the next chess photo, you'll see that is successfully erased everything and then some of the castle.
For the next scrunchy photo, it completely erased the outer perimeter nicely with that one stroke.
Step 3 ~ Touch Ups
For the scrunchy, I had to make a few more red-erasing marks. So, I changed the size of the marker and added an extra dot or 2 into the spaces. I zoomed in to see them more clearly in the one pic. See following two pics...
Step 4 ~ Change the background Colour ~ Optional ~
For the chess photo below, I input a colour code number, and for the scrunchy, I picked one of the default colours.
Of course, there are many more things you can do with this clipping magic tool. I still have much to learn about using this tool, but so far, I am loving it!
Just the other day, I was able to edit over 100 pictures for my barbie wedding custom order (I will be sharing this with you all soon) in just two days! This normally would have taken me about a week with a paint program I was using.