How To Create A Transparent Signature (Free, 2024)

Create your transparent electronic signature in seconds: signatures without backgrounds and usable for online documents.
How To Create A Transparent Signature (Free, 2024)
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December 29, 2023
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You're probably here because you want to create a transparent signature — one that has no background, and the only colour on your signature image is the ink.

At SignHouse, we've got an online signature generator that lets you design your very own transparent signature in only a few seconds.

Without any further ado, let's jump right into the tutorial.

What is a transparent signature?

A transparent signature is an image containing a signature, without any background. The only colour in this picture is the signature itself.

Transparent signatures are useful especially when you want to attach your signature over a bit of text without covering it in a square, but rather only in the shape of your signature.

To achieve a transparent signature, the image must be in the PNG format. It is the best format for images lacking a background — just what we're looking for!

How to create a transparent signature (for free)

  1. Go to our signature generator (added below);
  2. Create your signature: draw or type;
  3. Download your signature.
  4. Optional: Upload and eSign documents.

Above is our transparent electronic signature generator. Simply design your signature and then download it.

When downloading your signature, it will be transparent as we'll save it in the PNG format, which allows no colour to be in the background.

Electronic signature examples

With SignHouse, you can create a transparent signature by drawing it or using text with handwritten-alike font. Also feel free to import an image of your signature.

There you go! You've just made your online transparent signature.

How to create a transparent signature in Word

You can create an eSignature in Word in the transparent style as well:

  1. Open a Microsoft Word document;
  2. Insert the image of your signature;
  3. Change the colour of the background.

That's how you make a transparent signature in Word. So easy!


How do I make my signature transparent on my iPhone?

Create a transparent signature using your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Notes app;
  2. Select the Markup tool (pen icon at the bottom);
  3. Tap the + button;
  4. Select Add Signature;
  5. Create your transparent signature.

How do I make my signature background transparent in Paint?

Here's how to make a transparent signature in Paint — one without any background colour:

  1. Open the Paint app;
  2. Insert the image of your signature;
  3. Click the image → SelectTransparent selection;
  4. Use the Free-Form tool and select the signature (the part you want to keep);
  5. Copy the selected part;
  6. Paste it & You've got the transparent signature in Paint.

How do I remove the background of my signature?

You can simply remove the background of your signature via Microsoft Word.

Cropping a signature in Word
  1. Make sure you’re in the Picture Format section of the top bar
  2. Click “Crop”, in the “Picture” tab, to remove any unwanted edges.
  3. Click “Corrections” → Click “Picture Corrections Options” → Set sharpness to 100% and Brightness to 60-90%.
  4. Click “Colour” → Select this colour filter to make it full black (or another colour filter for other colours!
Making a signature black and white in Word
Darkening a signature in Word

How do I remove a white background from my signature?

You can use Microsoft Word to remove the white background from your signature's image:

  1. Open a Word document;
  2. Insert the image of your signature;
  3. Click Format PictureCorrections (top-left);
  4. Select Picture Correction Options;
  5. Remove the white background from your signature.

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Ch David is the co-founder of SignHouse. David is here to help the product development team expand the capabilities of ultimate eSignature maker for all your needs. Join David and the SignHouse team in stepping up electronic signatures!