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Sun, 27 January 2008 15:54 Go to next message
Jason (Advanced Photoshop user)
This should be easy, but I can't figure it out... Is there a way to turn
a selection transparent? None of the techniques for filling a selection
seem to let me do it. The background eraser doesn't do what I want (I
think).

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Jason
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Sun, 27 January 2008 16:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jjs[18] (Advanced Photoshop user)
"Jason" <nerraw_nosaj@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.2206b9941ed575c89897b4@news.verizon.net...
> This should be easy, but I can't figure it out... Is there a way to turn
> a selection transparent? None of the techniques for filling a selection
> seem to let me do it. The background eraser doesn't do what I want (I
> think).

For web presentations? Go to the Help menu. Type "transparency", then click
on "Optimize transparency in GIF and PNG images"\
Sun, 27 January 2008 17:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tacit[1] (Photoshop expert)
In article <MPG.2206b9941ed575c89897b4@news.verizon.net>,
Jason <nerraw_nosaj@verizon.net> wrote:

> This should be easy, but I can't figure it out... Is there a way to turn
> a selection transparent? None of the techniques for filling a selection
> seem to let me do it. The background eraser doesn't do what I want (I
> think).

Please describe in more detail what you are trying to do.

In most cases, selecting an area and hitting the delete key on the
keyboard will make it transparent, if it is on a layer. Open the Layers
palette and look at it. If the only layer you see is the word
"background" in italics, it is not a true layer and nothing will make it
transparent. Double-click it in the Layers palette to convert it to a
layer first.

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Mon, 28 January 2008 17:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason (Advanced Photoshop user)
In article <tacitr-DB2295.17171627012008@netnews.comcast.net>,
tacitr@aol.com says...

>
> In most cases, selecting an area and hitting the delete key on the
> keyboard will make it transparent...

Doh! I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of the voice in
my head saying "hit the delete key you idiot!" ... thanks for reminding
me.

Jason

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Wed, 02 October 2013 20:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thetrellan (Photoshop begginer)
Jason wrote on Mon, 28 January 2008 14:59
In article <tacitr-DB2295.17171627012008@netnews.comcast.net[/email][/email][/email]>,
tacitr@aol.com[/email][/email][/email] says...

>
> In most cases, selecting an area and hitting the delete key on the
> keyboard will make it transparent...

Doh! I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of the voice in
my head saying "hit the delete key you idiot!" ... thanks for reminding
me.

Jason

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If your selection is not on a separate layer, hitting del will delete anything you've pasted into your selection. CTRL + D will deselect, if that's what you want, but if, like me, you want to hide the selection before actually deselecting, to see what it will look like, then just click outside the Photoshop window and the dotted lines will disappear until you activate the PS window again.

I discovered this while looking at your question, so thank you for your indirect assistance.

Alternatively, CTRL + H will hide your selection (COMMAND + H in MAC.)

Um, sorry if this reply violates the rules. Didn't realize how old the post was until it was too late.


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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:45 Go to previous message
nirjhor66 (Photoshop begginer)
If you isolate the desired image portion by using pen tool, then you convert it to .jpg file and the final image background will be transparent.
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