Web Related Photoshop question

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development (archive)' started by atacinus, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks,
    Christien
     
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    mnkeybsness

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    #2
    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
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    should have been more clear

    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...??

    Christien
     
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    mnkeybsness

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    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    Image > Mode > Indexed Color

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

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