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transparent background headache

Mar 6, 2012 12:59 PM

Hi,

 

I cant seem to start a new document with a transparent background, it displays a white background instead.

Simple enough solution i'm sure but I seem to be going round in circles to get an answer.

 

Very much a beginner.

 
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:18 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    Hi.

     

    A new document will always have a backround. Create a new layer and you can delete the background.

     

    Lee

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    If your creating a new document with File>New, choose Transparent under Background Contents.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:24 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    Below is the "New Document" window in CS3.

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Picture 3.png

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:31 PM   in reply to RenéG

    Oops!

     

    Forgot about that.

     

    Lee

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:46 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    Back where we started. Crtl+A will select all, then hit delete. The layer will be transparent. Or create a new layer and delete the white one.

     

    Lee

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:47 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    What do you have set in the Edit - Preferences - Transparency dialog for the Grid Colors?

     

    I ask, because you can instruct Photoshop not to put up the checkerboard pattern that's displayed by default.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:49 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    What happens if you go to Edit>Preferences>Performance and uncheck: Enable OpenGL Drawing?

    (restart photoshop and try making a new transparent document)

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 2:42 PM   in reply to gotroots2

    Good.

     

    Noel had it right.

     

    Lee

     
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