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Using transparency and mattes

Feb 19, 2013 12:26 PM

 
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    Feb 19, 2013 12:26 PM   in reply to Community Help

    With Photoshop 7, I used to often Export Transparent Image, with a transparent background in a PNG. Now I have "upgraded". Is there still a way to do that with Elements 11?

     
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:36 PM   in reply to JoelMe

    Just save it as a png, or use save for web.

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:41 PM   in reply to JoelMe

    Select PNG24 when saving - it's the best format for preserving transparency.

     
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:43 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    In PS11, I would select the background first and have that made transparent.  If I save an image as png, will I be able to choose some areas as transparent?

     
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:47 PM   in reply to JoelMe

     

    Or simply select your object and press Ctl+J to place it on a transparent layer. Turn off the background layer by clicking it’s eye symbol in the layers pallet and save as or save for web using PNG24.

     
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:51 PM   in reply to JoelMe

    Yes, just saving as PNG will preserve transparency, if it's already there in your image. I agree with 99jon that PNG24 is preferable, since more other programs recognize transparency in that format.

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 9:40 AM   in reply to Community Help

    How do you make a file image's background transparent to put over a new background?

     
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