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How can I get the erasure tool to leave a white or color background and not checkered?

Jan 29, 2013 11:02 AM

When using the erasure or erasure background tools, it leaves a checkered background. How can I get the erasure tool to leave a white or color backround?

 
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:28 AM   in reply to naomiphillips1

    The checkerboard means the area is transparent. If you save it in a format that doesn't allow transparency, like jpg, it will turn white. Alternately, set your background color to white or the color you want and use the regular eraser on a background layer.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:00 PM   in reply to naomiphillips1

     

    You can add a new fill layer (solid color) or any background layer e.g. clouds and then drag it below the erased layer to show through the transparent background.

     
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    Jan 30, 2013 12:51 PM   in reply to naomiphillips1

    Did you go to File>save as, and where it says "Format", did you select JPEG from the options listed?

     
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    Jan 30, 2013 1:59 PM   in reply to naomiphillips1

    Jpegs can't have transparent areas. Most likely you had layers and were forced to save "as a copy", which means that the image which remains open in PSE is not the jpg. A file saved as a copy makes a copy in the save format, but it's not like save as where you now see the newly saved version instead of the original. The original remains open and unsaved onscreen.

     
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