Need Help In Cs5 getting rid of background
Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:59 PM
is there anyone out there that can help me
I am trying to get rid of the white background in sheet music
I have been trying to use the magic wand, maybe need to change setting alittle
the lines are so small that some of it is disappearing
is this the correct way to get rid of the white background
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:21 PM
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For a white background, there's no need to try to use that magic wand. Those are useful tools, but in this case, simply changing the blend mode of your music layer should do the trick. If there are any imperfections left, you can use your eraser tool.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:20 PM
You might want to try an adjustment layer, levels, and tweak the image to make any "gray" at the edges of notes and the staff disappear. JPG images almost always have a little interference pattern at the edges that's problematic, since they are compressed files. It will also vary depending on the resolution at which you scanned the page.
After that, you could try the magic wand, Contiguous NOT checked, and adjust the sensitivity. If you have your image VERY enlarged, you'll be able to see the difference in what's selected.
Another trick is to select the black instead of the white. You can then click the Select menu, Refine Edge... and experiment with smoothing a little bit. Then INVERT the selection, CTRL + Shift + I, and cut the white away. You should see the checkerboard behind the image, not a solid background. If the background is still solid, you'll need to convert it to a layer and delete it.
When you're reasonably happy with it, save the result as a PNG. If it's less than 2500 pixels high and wide, you can even save it as a brush file.
Sometimes you just have to play with it. Hope this helps.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:21 AM
BUT what have I done wrong
I cut away all the white and did not end up with a transparent background
but a somewhat gray/black background??
that frustrating feeling when you are so close, but yet so far.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:43 AM
I think this will solve your problem!