Transparency and Masks

Transparency or masks offer flexibility to your photos:

  • change the color of the background;
  • overlap products in a collage;
  • add shadows;
  • create more compelling marketing materials;

Advanced Editing

Transparent backgrounds give the basic start to change the background of an image, group items together, add reflections, graphics, text, etc. Here’s some examples of edits that start with creating a clean object mask.

Overlapping

A clean background will help overlapping objects. Opens the door to more fancy editing. This is fairly typical editing.

Collages

Simply get items closer together without the risk of overlapping white backgrounds.
Based on PNG or similar files that provide a transparency channel. Requires editing.

Add Shadows

One basic reason to use a transparent background is to add shadows, simple or natural simulated shadows.