Eraser Tool Without Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by help!!!!!, May 23, 2008.

  1. help!!!!! macrumors member

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    Hey,
    I am making a background for my MBP and I want to make it of pictures of me and my friends. What I want to do it remove the background of the pictures and make a collage with the parts i want. Is there anyway I can do this without photoshop?
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Use Instant Alpha in Pages. Failing that, download the GIMP.
     
  3. help!!!!! thread starter macrumors member

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    im sorry but i am such a noob at Page. Is instant alpha in iwork 06? or in just 08? where can i find it? and what do i do with it?
     
  4. help!!!!! thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, i found that. But is there anyway I can get an eraser tool like the one in photoshop without photoshop?
     
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  6. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    preview also has a mask / cut tool now as well under select (tool bar) > lasso or instant alpha, simple and free you can free transform the dimentions after copy and paste (like on a different level in photoshop) or flip it
     
  7. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Seashore is sort of a lightweight Photoshop, and it's free. I think it's GIMP-based, but unlike GIMP it is totally OS X native. It doesn't have all the features of Photoshop, but it definitely can handle some erasing and piecing-together of pics.
     
  8. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Cool, I hadn't realized they had added that in Preview as well.
     

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