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 info is

    thank you
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    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.

  3. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    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

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    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

  7. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    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!