Thursday, August 4, 2016

Re: [photoshop-beginners] make background transparent

As far as I can tell, you can do that only if you select it all and place it into a new PSD document that has a transparent background. I wonder, is there a way to open a JPG and then do some magic command to make it a transparent background? That way, I could delete the white, etc... I don't know. I can always have a transparent background in a PSD file but not just a plain ol jpg. I wish there was an easy way to do what I want. The magic wand always seems to select stuff I don't want to select, so it deletes parts of the picture I don't want to delete. Even when I've tried various percentages of magic wand.
I was trying to create a transparent background without having to open it, save it as a PSD source file...
My problem is my scanner, when I scan something, the background comes out gray. I've tried all sorts of adjustments. It would be so nice if I didn't have to edit the pictures to remove the gray background...

On 8/3/2016 3:41 PM, rschwetz@aol.com [photoshop-beginners] wrote:

If you open your jpg, double click on its layer (called background), you can then use the magic wand to select the white background and delete it. The rest is then left w a transparent background. You'd want to save that result as a png



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