View Full Version : Web Related Photoshop question

Jan 8, 2004, 08:45 PM
i.m trying to use an image for a mouseover even to change into another image the problem is, i want to take the image into photshop and cut out the 'hover' part and then make that an image. How do i get this to be an image without creating a background for it. I put it on a new photoshop project and then erased the background...but how do i save this...i tried a few different options and it just filled in the blank background with white.


Jan 8, 2004, 08:57 PM
i'm really confused as to what you are actually asking here.

i think your question is:
"how do i make an image with a transparent background?"
from the file menu, select save for web, and then make it a GIF with transparency

Jan 8, 2004, 09:02 PM
first off i.ve tried the .gif image...it also creates a background. What i want to do is have an image of a person that is cutout and the image dimensions are the person...i don't want to put the person on a background...i want to cut the person out and have that be the entire image. I assume i can do this...??


Jan 8, 2004, 09:27 PM
all images must be rectangular. if you see a solid color as the background in photoshop, then there is a background layer. you need to delete that layer so you see a grey and white checker box pattern. that is the transparent layer.

Jan 8, 2004, 11:12 PM
Image > Mode > Indexed Color

I'm pretty sure this will allow you transparent backgrounds... save as *.gif.