STEP 1 - open the image, you want to work on
STEP 2 - adding alpha channel (transparent layer) by CLICKING menu > LAYER > TRANSPARENCY > ADD ALPHA CHANNEL
STEP 3 - select the fuzzy selector - and with it, click & select the area you want to remove
click & select the area you want to remove
STEP 4 - now let's clear the area, by CLICKING menu EDIT > CLEAR (CTRL + K)
STEP 5 - now your image has transparent background and is possible to save in a transparent capable format, like GIF or PNG
job done !!! now that you master the art of the transparency, you can do more complex job with GIMP !
here an example
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