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Reflow
Aug 30, 2007, 08:29 PM
Hi all,

This is my first post in the Design and Graphics so please be gentle. All right here goes I have an image that I would like to change the background in. The image is my avatar and what I would like to do is match it up with the same color as the background where your avatar goes. I tried to change it in preview and it does change but when I upload it changes back to a white background. I tried to play with it in Photoshop but Iím still recently new at this

Thanks



thebiggoose
Aug 30, 2007, 09:42 PM
here ya go buddy.

Reflow
Aug 31, 2007, 09:38 AM
here ya go buddy.


Thanks for your help with this. May I ask how you did it for future reference

devilot
Aug 31, 2007, 10:14 AM
May I ask how you did it for future referenceIf you were using say, Photoshop, then you were likely setting the background to white whereas the forum space is off-white. Next time, make sure the background is transparent. :)

Reflow
Sep 1, 2007, 09:27 AM
Man I must be stupid or something. I still can't figure it out. Can any one give me step by step instructions on how to do this. Again here is the image I'm trying to fix. As the other one is not that great...

dejo
Sep 1, 2007, 09:30 AM
Can any one give me step by step instructions on how to do this.
First, what do you have in terms of photo-editing software?

Reflow
Sep 1, 2007, 09:22 PM
First, what do you have in terms of photo-editing software?

Photoshop CS3

techlover828
Sep 2, 2007, 06:17 PM
i am also curious how to do this

techlover828
Sep 9, 2007, 08:16 AM
can someone help me with mine, or at least tell me how to do it?

Thanks! :apple:

Reflow
Sep 14, 2007, 09:17 AM
Can anybody help us out here? Or give us some instructions on how to make my image transparent in Photoshop

tobefirst
Sep 14, 2007, 10:35 AM
Can anybody help us out here? Or give us some instructions on how to make my image transparent in Photoshop

The image that you attached above is a transparent .png. It has no background already.

Reflow
Sep 14, 2007, 10:41 AM
The image that you attached above is a transparent .png. It has no background already.

Are you talking about the one in line 5?

tobefirst
Sep 14, 2007, 02:39 PM
Are you talking about the one in line 5?

Yup. It has no background.

Reflow
Sep 14, 2007, 02:44 PM
Yup. It has no background.

Do you know how to do this in Photoshop? As I just learning with this software

Sdashiki
Sep 14, 2007, 02:47 PM
Create a new document.

Where it says background, choose transparent.

Paste your object into this document.

Erase the parts you want to be see through.

under "save for web or devices", save this as a .png OR a transparent .gif.

If using a gif, you may need to use a matte or the outer edge will appear jagged. The matte color should match the background youd be placing this image into.

Reflow
Sep 14, 2007, 02:53 PM
Create a new document.

Where it says background, choose transparent.

Paste your object into this document.

Erase the parts you want to be see through.

under "save for web or devices", save this as a .png OR a transparent .gif.

If using a gif, you may need to use a matte or the outer edge will appear jagged. The matte color should match the background youd be placing this image into.

Just what I was looking for. Thanks

I will try it when I get home as I'm stuck in front of a windows machine