Photoshop help please!

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Bubbabyte, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. Bubbabyte

    Bubbabyte Guest

    Okay so i'm freaking out here cause i can't figure something out...i recently reformatted and i reinstalled photoshop7...
    now i can't save a png with transparency..i've gone through the help files which may i add are totally pathetic...and i can't find anything.
    Can someone please help me out here...or msn me .....my info is eazybubba@hotmail.com

    thank you
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    To save a 24-bit PNG file with transparency in Photoshop:
    1. Choose File > Save for Web.
    2. In the Settings section, choose PNG-24, and select Transparency.
    3. Specify other options as desired, and then click OK.
    4. Specify a name and location for the image, and then click Save.

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  3. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    This was an old thread, but my question is basically just an extension of it:

    I read the above post and it works ok for creating a PNG, but how do you take an existing picture and apply the transparency effect? The photoshop help isn't very good.

    Example: I currently have a GIF that has a shadow, but it was made on a white background to go with a white background. Therefore, if it is viewed on a black background, there is a whitish border around the shadow. I realize I have to increase the color count higher than the GIF specification of 256 colors, but where do I go from there? I've tried specifying the transparency color and selecting PNG-24, but I must be doing something wrong because it doesn't work; I still see the whitish border.

    BTW: I am using PhotoShop 6.0 if that makes any difference.
     
  4. scriptasylum

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    Does no one know how to do this? I'm just looking for a rough explanation here, I don't need step-by-step hand-holding directions.

    If it's not possible (without tons of pixel-level editing) then hopefully someone can say so. I do OK with graphics proggys, but not an expert.
     
  5. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    i think your looking for something called background eraser tool - its in the same box as the eraser

    you probably know this but it usually is a faded grey and white square background
     
  6. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    It won't work that easily the way you want to do it.

    What I would do is get rid of the exising drop shadow (and the white crap goes with it), then simply select your image and create a new drop shadow, then save it as .png-24

    Easy.
     
  7. scriptasylum

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    Hmmph. It is semi easy but doesn't look as good as when I create the image from scratch. I guess it'll do.

    Thanks for the tips everyone!

    BTW: getting PNGs to display properly in IE6 is a pain in the butt! You have to use the "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.BasicImage()" filter otherwise the background shows up as a gray square!