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    Default White Background

    Can anyone tell me how to remove the white background on a clipart image so that it is clear and blends in with the background.
    Sorry for all the questions. I am just very keen to learn.

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    What I do is take the image into a PhotoEditing programme & then have to manually remove the 'background'.

    someone more technical will come along shortly (i'm sure) and explain this to you. Just hang in there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mh51 View Post
    What I do is take the image into a PhotoEditing programme & then have to manually remove the 'background'.

    someone more technical will come along shortly (i'm sure) and explain this to you. Just hang in there.....
    Thank you so much.

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    i use paint shop pro 9 (psp)

    to remove white from an image in psp (paint shop pro)
    open image in psp
    open a new image with transparency
    clone oringinal onto the transparent image
    use the magic wand to remove the white
    save the new image as a png (file > export > png optimiser > on colours tab set to 16.7 (24 bit) > transpancy tab set to alpha channel transparency)

    hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelwithin View Post
    i use paint shop pro 9 (psp)

    to remove white from an image in psp (paint shop pro)
    open image in psp
    open a new image with transparency
    clone oringinal onto the transparent image
    use the magic wand to remove the white
    save the new image as a png (file > export > png optimiser > on colours tab set to 16.7 (24 bit) > transpancy tab set to alpha channel transparency)

    hope that helps

    fiona xx
    Thank you,thank you and once again thank you. I really appreciate it.

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    Default Tutorial Transparent Backgrounds

    Tutorial Transparent Backgrounds in three programs
    This will tell you how to do this in three different programs. I hope it helps!


    You can download the Gimp and it's free, not just a trial. It does most things the expensive programs do.

    Download at:http://www.gimp.org/windows/


    TUTORIAL FOR MAKING PNG TRANSPARENCIES USING GIMP

    1.Open your clipart in the Gimp program
    2.Go to layer & click on transparency, click to the right for menu
    3.Click on add alpha channel
    4.Go to tools-selection tools-fuzzy select
    5.Click on your white background
    6.Go to edit & click on cut
    7.Go to file-save as. Name your document. Choose folder you want to save in.
    8.Click on select file type-click on png- click on save.
    9.In the box that comes up, place a checkmark beside:
    save background color; save resolution; save color values.
    10.Hit ok
    This sounds like a lot of steps, but it's really fast & easy to do.

    Doing this will get rid of the dreaded "white box".

    PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS:


    Instructions to remove white background from Clipart or embellishments using Photoshop Elements
    1.Open your clipart picture or embellishment you want to make transparent.
    2.Double-click on background layer. It should say new layer O. Click ok.
    3.Click on the white background with the magic wand; you should see the “marching ants” now.
    4.Go to edit and click cut. You should now have a checkerboard background.
    5.Go to file and then to save for web. A new screen comes up. Be sure it says PNG-24 and there is a checkmark beside transparency. Click ok.
    6.You get your save box so you can choose the folder you want to save it in and a file name. Be sure the save type in PNG.


    Transparent background using COREL PAINT SHOP PRO
    1. Open your image
    2. Click on image- palette- set palette transparency
    3. Export as png optimizer
    4 Save where you want it.

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    Default White Backgrounds

    Thank you all so much. I have had a ball this afternoon. Daughter is wanting some backgrounds with disney characters on. So I am busy playing with cloning stamps and wizard tools which are so cool.
    I am also hoping to have attached them, will see if I have done it right.
    A huge thankful for all the help.
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    Hi Karen, I just tested these out for you, and they worked perfect! Great Work!!!!!

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    Great work, Karen! Thanks so much for sharing what you've created!

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    Thank you they are so sweet.

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