Hi Mel, Thanks for contacting us! Yes, this can be achieved by first creating a Blank Canvas (from the Library > Start tab) with the background color you desire (or transparent if required). Then drag on your image from the Photo Basket (at the bottom of the editor). Next click the Eraser button on the Photo Properties dialog which appears:
and erase the areas on your image you’d like to remove. You can also zoom in on your image (using the Zoom box at the bottom right) and adjust the eraser’s hardness using the slider below the eraser button.
Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks!