Re: Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 (making files transparent)

Subject: Re: Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 (making files transparent)
From: "Geneve Gil" <geneve -dot- gil -at- interwoven -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 13:40:54 -0500

Hi there,

You could try this, in Photoshop, if you haven't already:

Change the image to indexed color (Image > Mode > Indexed Color).
Save it as a GIF file.
Select File > Export > GIF89aExport.
Run the eyedropper tool over all the colors in the image that you want to
turn invisible (or select the colors you want to get rid of in the color
panel).
When you have the image you want, click Save and name it (I usually add
something like "_trans.gif" to that name to distinguish it from the regular
.gif file)

Now you've got a transparent gif that can go on a web site. It's also easy
to select, copy, and paste into a photoshop file (over other layers).

Best,
Genève


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