Transparent Signature: How To Make a PNG Signature (2024)

Create your transparent electronic signature in seconds: signatures without backgrounds and usable for online documents.
Last updated on:
April 29, 2024
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This is the ultimate guide on how to make a transparent signature.

It’s 100% free and you can use it for any document.

How to Create a Transparent Signature

  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 signature generator. Simply design your signature and then download it.

You can preview the signature before saving it:

Electronic signature examples

Make a Transparent Signature in Word

  1. Open a Microsoft Word document
  2. Click “Insert” → “Picture”
  3. Double-click your signature image
  4. Add it & Save

That’s how you make a transparent signature in Word.


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 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 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.

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

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