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Mon, 16 March 2009 17:06 Go to next message
keepout (Photoshop expert)
Obviously I'm doing something wrong.
I don't work with GIF, but I do use the transparent backgrounds.
I have an image 8 bits rgb.
It's 3 cutouts from 3 other jpg's combined into one layer. it's a PSD.
The background is white. I want to select just the background. Hit clear, and
have the transparent background gray squares.
I've been doing this for the longest time.
I tried the eraser to background, eraser, clear from menu, delete on keyboard.
All I get is a black background.
Then save with the clear background.
Mon, 16 March 2009 17:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tweaked_eye (Photoshop begginer)
create a blank layer with no fill.

<keepout@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
news:beftr4tcedvq9j7us71mbvaurfom9kr5qk@4ax.com...
Obviously I'm doing something wrong.
I don't work with GIF, but I do use the transparent backgrounds.
I have an image 8 bits rgb.
It's 3 cutouts from 3 other jpg's combined into one layer. it's a PSD.
The background is white. I want to select just the background. Hit clear,
and
have the transparent background gray squares.
I've been doing this for the longest time.
I tried the eraser to background, eraser, clear from menu, delete on
keyboard.
All I get is a black background.
Then save with the clear background.
Mon, 16 March 2009 19:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rob (Photoshop expert)
tweaked_eye wrote:
> create a blank layer with no fill.
>


Yep - It has to be a layer





> <keepout@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
> news:beftr4tcedvq9j7us71mbvaurfom9kr5qk@4ax.com...
> Obviously I'm doing something wrong.
> I don't work with GIF, but I do use the transparent backgrounds.
> I have an image 8 bits rgb.
> It's 3 cutouts from 3 other jpg's combined into one layer. it's a PSD.
> The background is white. I want to select just the background. Hit
> clear, and
> have the transparent background gray squares.
> I've been doing this for the longest time.
> I tried the eraser to background, eraser, clear from menu, delete on
> keyboard.
> All I get is a black background.
> Then save with the clear background.
Mon, 16 March 2009 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Russell (Photoshop expert)
On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 17:06:58 -0400, keepout@yahoo.com.invalid wrote:
....
> The background is white. I want to select just the background. Hit clear, and
> have the transparent background gray squares.
....
alt double click on the background layer in the layers palette to make it
into a normal layer.
--
Mike Russell - http://www.curvemeister.com
Tue, 17 March 2009 11:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
keepout (Photoshop expert)
On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:48:02 -0700, Mike Russell
<groupsRE@MOVEcurvemeister.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 17:06:58 -0400, keepout@yahoo.com.invalid wrote:
>...
>> The background is white. I want to select just the background. Hit clear, and
>> have the transparent background gray squares.
>...
>alt double click on the background layer in the layers palette to make it
>into a normal layer.
None of the suggestions worked, since I'd already tried all of them.
Since I was getting characters vs numbers in selecting the gamut color
yesterday, I figured it's time to delete the preferences file again. You can't
have a decimal number as #@3.

Somehow that did the trick, though I have no idea what setting was not allowing
a transparent background.
The image was rgb 8, on a single locked layer. I'd unlock it with a single
click changing name to layer 0.
magic select just the white background, hit delete, clear and get a black
background.
I hate machines. You know you're doing what you need to do to get an effect,
and the machine has a different idea on how to work ** THIS ** time.
Tue, 17 March 2009 12:23 Go to previous message
Sam (Advanced Photoshop user)
<keepout@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
news:beftr4tcedvq9j7us71mbvaurfom9kr5qk@4ax.com...
Obviously I'm doing something wrong.
I don't work with GIF, but I do use the transparent backgrounds.
I have an image 8 bits rgb.
It's 3 cutouts from 3 other jpg's combined into one layer. it's a PSD.
The background is white. I want to select just the background. Hit clear,
and
have the transparent background gray squares.
I've been doing this for the longest time.
I tried the eraser to background, eraser, clear from menu, delete on
keyboard.
All I get is a black background.
Then save with the clear background.

====

Right click on the background layer and select "delete".
Voila, jobe done, and oh so simple.
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