RE: Adobe PhotoShop 6.0

Subject: RE: Adobe PhotoShop 6.0
From: Darren Barefoot <Darren -dot- Barefoot -at- capeclear -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 13:46:13 +0100

Well, I hope you're not looking for an automated process, because I can't
help you there. However, what I'd do is select everything that I do not want
transparent and then cut and paste it into a new image with a transparent
background and save it as a GIF. A more efficient route would be to use the
Magic Wand tool to select the background, then use the (I think) Inverse
command on the Select menu to reverse the selection, thereby highlighting
everything but the background. Then cut and paste as above. Not exactly
graceful, and not recommended if you've got a ton of images, but there you

Alternately, I believe there's a way to save a GIF and specify that a
particular colour should be converted to transparent, but I forget how to do
that. Hope that helps. Thanks. DB.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Khaleel Mohiuddin [mailto:Khaleel_Mohiuddin -at- adc -dot- com]
> Sent: 11 October 2001 13:30
> Subject: Adobe PhotoShop 6.0
> Hi Folks,
> I am almost reluctant to ask this group about a process I've
> been trying to figure out for a few days now. I am wondering,
> if anyone has a process written out on converting .bmp, .tif,
> .gif OR any kind of pictures into a transparent format. I
> know there's a process, but I just cannot seem to make find
> it, and I've tried and can't seem to make it work. I'm having
> trouble with both, color/black and white pics.
> If anyone knows this process, and are willing to share this
> info, I would really appreciate it.
> Thanks in advance.
> -K


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