I have a mac mini and Mavericks.
I have Photoshop Elements 12.
I can make a layer mask.
But I do NOT want to move it into another picture.
I want to see the image only. no rectangle.
I was successful once. Made a layer mask of a parrot, for instance, which shows on my desktop with a soft blue rectangle.
The blue represents invisible pixels.
When I drag this file into an fine art app, I see ONLY the parrot.
That is my goal.
Does anyone know how to save the mask so that mask is all that you see? like my parrot-
I would be so appreciative for any help. I think this is easy for a computer expert. ..which I'm not.
Don't just mask the parrot. You need to select and delete the white pixels around the parrot. Then save as a .png with transparency.
I hope I understand your question properly.
Thanks. I finally did it and the sculpture looks awesome.
One more question: I saved it as a PNG flle and like before, the invisible
pixels are light blue but you can't see them in the art app.
Q. Once I got several objects masqued and they had a white fill behind.
But twice, I got the SAME look with a TIF file. Does this make sense?
any thoughts as to how I may have done this???
Thanks again, I have been watching tutorials for days now and could not figure out how I did it.
I wonder if an example of my artwork will show you. The parrot sitting on the top of the guy's head was done this way.
I just dragged the parrot in and placed him on top of the big face and made him translucent.
And here's a crazy example with white fill behind:
I got you your points for helping me.