How can I use selections in Elements in word and Print Shop or anything else so they still have a transparent background. Even if I save them with a transparent background, when I insert or copy the image into another program it has a white background. HELP!
I just made a "postmark" in Elements for a greeting card and inserted in to my card program..
Be sure that you have trasnsparency all around the object. I dragged the padlock on the background layer to the trash can and deleted same, flattened the layers. Then, go to File>save for web and save as PNG24
I tried this and it didn't work but maybe I'm misunderstanding the directions. I dragged the padlock to the trash but what do you mean delete the same? I did everything else but that part. Can you clarify for me? Thanks!
Make sure that the end result is just the one layer with transparent background as in hatstead's example. Also, when you save to png, check if there is a "preserve transparency" or similarly named option in the save dialog. My PSE version does not, but maybe yours does.
This is a logo
we worked on for someone a few days ago. Your work flow may differ, but the principle is the same: you need to end up with the foreground surrounded by transparency.
At this stage the background still shows up because the background layer is still turned on. If you click on the eye to shut it off, the background will not be seen
Before flattening, I will drag the background to the trash
Ok, I just tried this. Ty Mark Sand. I did double checked to see that I had the transparency checked. I did the 7 steps that hatstead wrote down. I only had the object I cut out inversely and the checkerboard background. I flattened it and saved it as a PNG24 with transparency checked. When I inserted into Word, it still a box of white around it:( I don't know what I've doing wrong.
If you are so inclined, please post your picture (or a similar one), indicating the object that you want to insert into WORD, so that we may try it.
To do that, at the top of the reply box find a camera icon. Click on it, point to your file, then click on "insert" near the bottom of the reply box.
Never flatten. Just merge layers if you want transparency and you need an un-layered file. Flattening makes the image into a background layer, which removes any transparency, since background layers can't be transparent.