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  • Transparent Backgrounds? Help

    I know this might be a dumb question but how are you making these embellishments with a transparent background? I have only been doing this for two weeks and I would love to do that.

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    Making transparent files in Photoshop Elements

    Instructions to remove white background from Clipart or embellishments using Photoshop Elements
    1.Open your clipart picture or embellishment you want to make transparent.
    2.Double-click on background layer. It should say new layer O. Click ok.
    3.Click on the white background with the magic wand; you should see the “marching ants” now.
    4.Go to edit and click cut. You should now have a checkerboard background.
    5.Go to file and then to save for web. A new screen comes up. Be sure it says PNG-24 and there is a checkmark beside transparency. Click ok.
    6.You get your save box so you can choose the folder you want to save it in and a file name. Be sure the save type in PNG.

    You can also do this in GIMP and Paint Shop Pro, but it is done a little differently in each program.

    I hope this helps you.
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      Thank you very much, I am going to purchase it today.

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      • #4
        You are very welcome.

        You can get the GIMP program for free that will do the same thing. I can give you directions for it if you want me to. You can get the program at:

        http://www.gimp.org/windows/

        Check it out and see what you think.
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