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.
You can see here some graphics examples.


A clean background will allow overlapping objects. Opens the door to more fancy effects.


Get items closer together without the risk of overlapping backgrounds. Editing is necessary to create a transparency mask.

More about collages here.

Add Shadows

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

More about shadows here.