Cool Tools to Remove Background and Apply Effects to Photos


Last week, I shared “5 things you might not know about me…” on LinkedIn.  

The post included this picture of me…  

A few people told me they liked that picture, and they suggested I use it as my profile picture — instead of the one I was using.

 “Sure, why not?” I thought. 

But before I swapped in that picture, I had to change the background.  

My website — — has a pop-art cartoon motif.  

So my image on that site — and my social profile photo — gets the same treatment. The cartoon effect. The pop art background.  

Carving away the background from a photo can be a massive pain. Same deal if you want to apply cartoon effects or other visual tricks to a photo. 

But I turned that picture of me from the one above to this

 …and it took me less than 10 minutes. 

Here’s a video that shows how I removed the background…

I also created a video that shows how I quickly and easily applied the cartoon effect to my picture. 

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.