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There are two ways to create an image with a transparent background:

1. Starting from scratch: 

Within Photoshop, click File > New > In the Background Contents field, choose Transparent

You are free to design whatever elements you require (text, shapes, lines, etc) and they will appear with a transparent background.
When you're done,  Save for Web as a .png file. 

2. Existing Image

Within Photoshop, select the part of the image that you want > copy and paste it into a new page in Photoshop > double click on the background to edit the name > change the opacity to 0%. 

After you've done this, you should see a checkered box for the background. Click on Save for Web and make sure to save it as a .png file. 
Finally, upload it to your Wix editor!

Please also make sure that the image has no skin. Click the image -> Change Style > Edit Style -> choose the first skin called No Skin Photo.

For more information on how to upload images, click here .

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  • mselleroy

    Replied by mselleroy April 9, 2014

    I don't have any photoshop software, is there a way for me to create a transparent logo without it on wix?

    • Ellie Wix Team

      Replied by Ellie April 9, 2014

      Hi mselleroy,


      What kind of logo are you trying to create? you can add shapes, clip arts and text without a problem to your existing sites background.

      All the best, Ellie
    • mselleroy

      Replied by mselleroy April 9, 2014

      Well what I am trying to do is have the name of my website and my title become the forefront of the homepage. right now it is not clearly seen but almost blends in with the background picture.

    • mselleroy

      Replied by mselleroy April 9, 2014

    • mselleroy

      Replied by mselleroy April 9, 2014

    • mselleroy

      Replied by mselleroy April 9, 2014

      I don't have a logo just yet, but I would like my font on my homepage to show up like these two examples. Any way that I can do this, what are my options? Thanks.

    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean April 9, 2014



      In order to do that you will need to use some editing software of sort.

      You need to create your logo and save it as a GIF file with a transparent background.

      What is a GIF file?

      How do you make a transparent image?


      I hope this helps, let us know if you have anymore questions!

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
    • mselleroy

      Replied by mselleroy April 10, 2014

      Okay thanks for your help and assistance, I appreciate it. 

    • Darth V.

      Replied by Darth V. April 10, 2014

      Always welcome! Please don't hesitate to contact us anytime!

      Best regards, WIX Team
  • galardo33

    Replied by galardo33 April 6, 2014

    i don't see the "no skin photo"

    please help me


    • Ilia Wix Team

      Replied by Ilia April 6, 2014


      No Skin means "No Frame"

      Best regards

      Ilia - Wix Support
  • justin9064

    Replied by justin9064 April 5, 2014

    Hello everyone.  The correct answer was given by Ritti.  If you have an image from AI (Adobe Illustrator) and it was exported with a transparent background, the Wix Editor, by default, gives it a background.  (I thought this was silly too)

    Here is what Ritti said:

    Replied by Ritti December 22, 2013


    Click on the picture -> "Change Style" -> "Edit Style" -> choose the first skin called "No Skin Photo".

    Let us know if you still have difficulties with that issue.

    Best, Ritti

    That's all you have to do!  EASY!

    (BTW, the best reply chosen by the team is correct, but I think they could have used their perceptive powers and see that most people just want their finished image to have a transparent background like the originally intended.)


    • Stav Wix Team

      Replied by Stav April 6, 2014



      Thank you so much for being attentive to the answers here in the forum and helping others as well!

      Should you have any other question, please let us know!


      Have a great day!

      Should you have any further questions, please let us know! Thanks, Customer Solutions
  • mdietsch24

    Replied by mdietsch24 February 24, 2014

    Transparent Logo

    I am having trouble getting my logo to become transparent, can you please help? I don't know how to use adobe photoshop that well

  • azeryguliev

    Replied by azeryguliev February 19, 2014

    image transparent
    favicon.ico transparent

    Please provide a possibility to upload transparent favicon.ico

  • deannamtoyoshima

    Replied by deannamtoyoshima February 17, 2014

    opaque box
    Opaque Box Does Not Appear On Live Site

    I have used boxes with 75% opacity as a background for each of my text boxes. In preview, the opaque box appears, but in the live version, only the solid white outline of the opaque box appears. I have deleted and added back boxes, saved and re-published, but the opaque box still does not appear. Thanks.

    • Natty

      Replied by Natty February 17, 2014

      Please provide us with a screen shot of the problem. For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.


  • greadinc

    Replied by greadinc February 11, 2014

    eliminate image shadow

    i have simple grey icons on my website. when i put them on a dark background, they have an irregular white outline around them (there is no outline in the file). how can i eliminate that?ddc2014-2 | coaching.pdf

    • Adam F Wix Team

      Replied by Adam F February 11, 2014



      I merged your post to our main thread regarding this topic. 

      The white outline you are referring to is the background of your original image.

      In your gallery, you changed the image borders to be rounder so that they hide most of your white background but some of it still appears.


      You can find more information on how to create a transparent background for your images in the Best Reply above.


  • mak556

    Replied by mak556 February 5, 2014


    I am trying to achieve the same thing.  I have a picture I have uploaded and want the background to fade over top of it.

  • damianwalterblackriv

    Replied by damianwalterblackriv January 31, 2014

    Having Trouble

    Hello... I'm trying to load a photo with a transparent background. I've said the file as a .png as well. When it uploads, the background is white. Is there a issue on your end or mine? PLEASE HELP.... Thanks for your time!

    • HIRO Wix Team

      Replied by HIRO January 31, 2014

      Hi there,
      First off, please refer to the Best Reply of this thread.
      Secondly, I was unable to find a transparent image on your Editor.
      Please specify the page and section you have uploaded your image in question so that we can further investigate.
      Thank you for your cooperation.
      Look forward to hearing from you.
      Best regards,

      -HIRO, Wix Team
  • nagurusinghe

    Replied by nagurusinghe January 18, 2014

    Hi - I followed the instructions to download an image (in this case the transparent logo on my site) to my computer. It worked but did not save it in the appropriate file type. This is the only copy of my logo that I have and I would like to save it so I can reuse it. Can you please help me troubleshoot?

    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat January 18, 2014



      Depends what program you are using, but most of the times you can "save as" the image again and change the file type.


      Please let us know if you require further assistance. 

      Anat - Wix Team

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