How do I erase a background in Photoshop?

In some cases you may need to erase the existing background layer to create a new one:

Select the background layer and select All -> Delete.

Select the layer on the right-hand side of a Photoshop document.

Once you have deleted the old background layer, you should delete everything from the new one.

If you need to resize the background and apply the same adjustments as the one you deleted, open the layer as a layer above the existing one. After you have deleted the background and you have the window open, you can either resize the layer and delete everything inside it, or resize it from top-to-bottom.

In some cases you may need to resize the background layer to change the image so it will show up to match the new background.

How much space is saved by Photoshop by keeping backgrounds empty?

It depends a lot on the photo you are using. The space saved is the volume of the background. If your picture is of a different size and you need to apply the same adjustment to it, the volume will be larger – that’s why you may need to resize. In some cases there is no need to resize the background because the image is cropped to fill the space in the background layer.

How do I resize a layer using the Selection Tool?

For more information, refer to How to resize a layer using the Selection Tool.

Can you convert a photo into a vector image?


No, since the images in the vector format are not converted into a digital format but are simply converted directly to a bitmap (with any format compatible with bitmaps).

What can you do with a vector image?

It depends on the way the vector image is viewed. We do not know the right way to present them to the user. The best way to do this is to apply a layer mask and then select the layer that the image lies on and select the layer mask.

Why don’t you offer vector version of images?

We do not release any vector images. The reason is that there are a number of issues with using vectors.

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