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#1 AdverseDeviant

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:11

I'm trying to put a picture over a picture but want the white back ground clear so i can see the picture behind it. Is there an easy way to do this? Thank you.

http://imgur.com/CNBBw


#2 arlen2411

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:41

Yes, use Photoshop. A tool called Magic Wand. Select the white color, then invert selection (Ctrl+Shift+i), copy it, create new document with Transparent background (New file settings) and paste it. Then save it as PNG-24 with transparency.

#3 Guth

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 14:29

Here is the best I can get with magic wand.
Ideally I always use the magnetic lasso tool and go round all the edges manually, but since there are so man here I just used magnetic wand/some manual adjustments since the magic wand was picking up the white shine in the chrome and trying to delete some parts of the drums.

I then used the refine edge tool and some manual blurring.

Here it is as a transparent PNG

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#4 Soldiers33

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 14:43

would be better quality if it was also larger so that when its downscaled a bit you wouldnt see the rough edges.