Transparency

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by lancer, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Does anyone know how i could make lettering that is saved as a gif or png, transparent in photoshop?

    Thanks

    ps this is rather urgent so any replies welcome.
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Type in the letters you want on a transpent background(make a new one) then when you go to save it as a .gif, make sure the box is checked that says "Transparent". I can go into more detail if you need it be. Hope that helps :D
     
  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    zeke thanks for the response, but thats not what i mean.

    The words are already an image not words, so think of it as an picture that looks like words that i need to make transparent, like if i drew the letter a instead of typing it, how would i make it transparent.
     
  4. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    could you upload a screenshot?
     
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  5. lancer

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    i've figured it out, but thanks for the help zeke
     
  6. xtweaker

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    Let me know if you need any more help, I studied Photoshop and Illustrator in college, I know them very well.
     
  7. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I took some class too, they didn't really teach me much of what I already knew :s
     
  8. Geffy

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    I would have said use the selection wand and then press delete, it can be fairly effective though there is the extract option as well under filter which is more effective if the background isnt a solid colour
     
  9. lancer

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    geffy i was doing that, but for some reason it would not work in rgb mode, so i had to switch to index mode and then it would work. god that was annoying.