Yeah, that thing! I’m going to start with a confession: I generally avoid taking snapshots in my studio and then adding a nice background to them because hey, too much work and I’m lazy! However, if your computer can’t handle pretty sims, which are usually laggy, or if you want to make vendors for your poses or fatpacks, there are several ways to remove your avatar from the studio background and paste it on another one. I know at least four of them and they can all be successful – after working your ass out :D
The trickiest part is the hair. That’s where the background can stick through your nicely cropped photo and sometimes removing it can be a huge pain in the ass. But I have some tips for you and you’ll see, they work just great!
Two pieces of advice, before we start:
1. work on high res photos until you’re ready to move the avatar on the new background. Some white bits will stick to the avatar edges, but they become less visible when you rescale the photo and they will be a lot easier to get rid of at that point.
2. Use contrasts: if your avatar has light hair/skin, use a black background, If you wear dark hair/skin, use a white background. If you have light skin and dark hair, use method 2 (shown below) with a green background (or any other color that is highly contrasting to your outfit).
Now I’m going to show you two ways (they may seem complicated, but they are NOT, really) that will get you here: