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Fri, 14 October 2005 10:25 Go to next message
GISDude (Photoshop begginer)
Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.
Thanks
Fri, 14 October 2005 10:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edjh (Photoshop expert)
GISDude wrote:
> Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
> transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
> transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.
> Thanks
>
Are you printing on non-white paper?

Are the tiffs on a different layer? If so just drag the Background to
the trash.

If they are on the same layer as the white background you need to make a
selection and delete or mask out the white.

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Fri, 14 October 2005 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tacit[1] (Photoshop expert)
In article <1129299927.462794.201040@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
"GISDude" <araki@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
> transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
> transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.

Put your images on their own layers. Remove the white background layer.

IIt is not clear exactly what you are trying to accomplish, though. How
are you printing the image? Are you placing the image in a different
program, such as a page-layout program?

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Fri, 14 October 2005 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GISDude (Photoshop begginer)
aaaah!!! I see says the blind man. So, you need to select (by pixel
color, I guess) the white backround, turn that into another layer, then
delete it. Correct?
Fri, 14 October 2005 11:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iehsmith (Photoshop expert)
On 10/14/05 9:48 AM, tacit uttered:

> In article <1129299927.462794.201040@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
> "GISDude" <araki@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
>> transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
>> transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.
>
> Put your images on their own layers. Remove the white background layer.
>
> IIt is not clear exactly what you are trying to accomplish, though. How
> are you printing the image? Are you placing the image in a different
> program, such as a page-layout program?

That's what I was wondering.

If you're dealing with a rectangular image like a photo and want to get rid
of the white border, just crop it.

If you're dealing with an image shape that is other than rectangular, then
the previous answers should work; saving as PSD (would EPS or PDF work?), if
you are importing the image into Illustrator, or maybe InDesign. I'd still
crop out any excess image area though. If you're importing into Quark
(atleast an older version like 4.11, don't know aobout higher) you should
create a clipping path and save it as EPS.

inez
Fri, 14 October 2005 11:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edjh (Photoshop expert)
GISDude wrote:
> aaaah!!! I see says the blind man. So, you need to select (by pixel
> color, I guess) the white backround, turn that into another layer, then
> delete it. Correct?
>
That's one way. Depends on the image though. If you have smooth edges
and good contrast with the background you might be okay. If your object
has fuzzy edges or complicated shapes (hair for instance) it becomes
more complicated.

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Fri, 14 October 2005 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nomail (Photoshop expert)
GISDude <araki@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
> transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
> transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.

Huh? White doesn't print anyway. The printer simply doesn't print
anything for a white pixel, so even if you use non-white paper you don't
have any problems. In fact, you have a problem if you *do* want to print
white on non-white paper...


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Fri, 14 October 2005 13:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GISDude (Photoshop begginer)
Sorry, I should be more clear. I am using this tiff as an import into
an AUTOCAD drawing. The drawing itself has LandUse colors(industrial =
red, residential = blue, etc...), but the white background is blocking
out the AUTOCAD drawing.
So I need a way to "transparentize" the white, so I can see what is
behind the image. I think I got it figured out, by selecting by pixel,
then making that a layer, then deleting the layer. I hope it works
Fri, 14 October 2005 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gormless (Advanced Photoshop user)
"GISDude" <araki@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1129299927.462794.201040@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
> transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
> transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.
> Thanks
>
Eh?
Why don't you pull the white ink cartridge before you print?
Fri, 14 October 2005 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wilykiote (Photoshop begginer)
In article <9P6dnSRp4-UWmc3eRVnyrA@pipex.net>, simeon@gormless.com says...
>
> "GISDude" <araki@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1129299927.462794.201040@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
> > transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
> > transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.
> > Thanks
> >
> Eh?
> Why don't you pull the white ink cartridge before you print?
>
>
>
>
>
Hmmmm if he does that then the monitor may not display notepad files correctly
Fri, 14 October 2005 18:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Russell (Photoshop expert)
"GISDude" <araki@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1129302136.108505.251030@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> aaaah!!! I see says the blind man. So, you need to select (by pixel
> color, I guess) the white backround, turn that into another layer, then
> delete it. Correct?

It's common to select the background with a magic wand, then delete it.
This sometimes works, but the problem is the magic wand tool almost always
results in more or less jaggy fringes around the edge of the image.

One quick way to get a transparent effect is to change the mode of the
layer containing the image to darken.

The best way of all is with a layer mask, which is a topic in itself.
--

Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
Sun, 16 October 2005 00:48 Go to previous message
Gene Palmiter (Photoshop expert)
do a Google for Russell brown advanced masking....its an advanced tutorial
but it does a wonderful job. After you master it you can use bits and pieces
of the technique to fit your needs.

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"GISDude" <araki@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1129299927.462794.201040@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all. I am on PS 6. I am wondering how do I make my white backround
> transparent? Basically when I insert my tiffs, I need to be able to
> transparent the white, so it doesn't show up when I print.
> Thanks
>
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