How do I make my background transparent? I need help!
Posted 13 September 2004 - 04:12 PM
Posted 13 September 2004 - 05:16 PM
When you are scanning (And of course, be careful about copyright laws!), use a piece of cardstock behind your item in a sharply contrasting color. For example, if I were scanning a handful of white/light colored buttons, I'd arrange them all face down on the glass, then put a black piece of cardstock over them, then close the cover. If you have something too lumpy or too intricately-arranged to put the cover down, try a dark (solid colored) towel.
I don't use DIP, so here's where our terminology might begin to differ.
Once the item is scanned, you can use the Select>Color Range option to select the black of your scanned cardstock. Just delete, and you should get a transparent background.
If you get a background color (from your Tools Palette) instead of transparent, you need to duplicate the original layer and delete the locked Background layer before doing the Color Select step.
Posted 29 October 2004 - 04:04 PM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:30 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:12 AM
You may not be able to make a .pdf file transparent. The files were talking about in this thread were .png files, which can support transparency. I'm not sure .pdf files CAN be transparent.