3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2008 11:54 PM by Christian3D

    Clear background

    Eaglescout07
      is there any why to get a clear background so that only text shows up when i import it into a website?
        • 1. Re: Clear background
          Level 7
          Eaglescout07 wrote:
          > is there any why to get a clear background so that only text shows up when i import it into a website?

          How about using HTML text instead of image text?

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          • 2. Re: Clear background
            pixlor Level 4
            You can get a transparent background, but if you want the text to be anti-aliased, then you're still going to need some kind of initial background color. In any case, the only way to get a (reliable) Web image with transparency is to use the .gif format. This

            If you don't care about your text being anti-aliased, when you start a new image, select a transparent canvas. Put your text on it. When you go to export, (Image Preview in CS3), select GIF format and Alpha Transparency.

            If you do care about anti-aliased text, set your canvas to the background color of your site or to the predominant color of the imagery you want your text image to be over. Put your text on the image. When you go to export, select GIF format and index transparency. Use the dropper tools there to choose your background color.

            Nothing's perfect, you'll just have to see what produces the best effect under your circumstances.

            Good luck!
            • 3. Re: Clear background
              Christian3D
              You can also export the text image as a png (set in the optimize panel) . But be note that there is very little support for this image format in most older browsers.