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I am assuming you want a transparent background
1.Go to File and select open then choose the image you want to work with
2. add a new layer
3. unlock the image layer and move up in the layers toolbox. It will now be placed above the new layer
4.use the magic wand tool to select the white area
5. Go to Edit and Cut
6. the area will now have be checkered Grey and white which means it is transparent. Repeat this step until all the white areas are removed
7. save as a .png file
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