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Removing gray background from text

Aug 1, 2012 3:03 PM

Tags: #background_removal

I have copied a text interspersed with black outlined on a homogeneous gray background. All is in black and 'white'.


Is there a way to remove the gray background? I would like to print the text and the outlines on white.

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    Aug 1, 2012 3:06 PM   in reply to adobscrean

    Use the Magic Wand tool with the "Contiguous" setting off to select the gray areas and hit your Delete key.



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    Aug 1, 2012 4:21 PM   in reply to photodrawken

    Just a bit of amplification.

    When ########you open your file, you will see that the background layer is a locked layer. Drag the padlock icon to the trash bin to unlock it - it will then be Layer 0. Now use the magic wand tool.

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