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.
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.
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".
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.