dithered colors - removed background

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Darrell Peart, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Hello,
    I have a website (www.furnituremaker.com) and want to use a dithered color
    for my backround and my extracted (removed background) images.

    I am having problems extracting objects and putting the dithered color as
    the background.
    In Photoshop (CS 8.0) I usualy extract an object by selecting the background
    ( my backround color in the tool panel is set to the color I want) and then
    hitting delete.
    My problem is that I can not get the dithered color set in the background of
    the tool panel ( there are 3 colors in the dithered color - it wants to pick
    only one of them )

    Darrell Peart, Aug 28, 2005
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  2. Darrell Peart

    Flo Nelson Guest

    Select one color with the magic wand, hold down shift and select the other
    two colors (uncheck contiguous for tool options).

    Flo Nelson, Aug 28, 2005
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  3. Darrell Peart

    Flo Nelson Guest

    Hi Darell,

    I responded to your post in the PS newsgroup. Hope you won't think me too
    forward, but I see that your site has some very nice elements in it but is
    lacking one essential that would make it work much better for you.

    I like the colors of your site, the excellent furniture images, and the
    fonts. But if I were a potential customer, I would find it very hard to use,
    because everything is on one page, one item after another, with no
    navigation except in-line links.

    If you can afford to pay for some professional help, I would be glad to help
    you create a navigation scheme and some menus that would appear on every
    page. If not, perhaps you could look into this on your own. If people can't
    use your site easily on the web, they'll leave even when the products are
    very good (which I think yours are).

    Here are some examples of sites I've done - I think you'll notice what I
    mean about menus that make it easier to get around.

    Either way, best of luck with your site and your work,
    Flo Nelson

    P.s. another thought about the dithering - if the colors are very close, you
    can probably use the background eraser - comes in very handy for product
    Flo Nelson, Aug 28, 2005
  4. Darrell Peart

    Flo Nelson Guest


    Apologies - meant to send this to your email.

    Flo Nelson, Aug 28, 2005
  5. Darrell Peart

    harrylimey Guest

    I think you may have missed the site designers button at the bottom of
    the page, which leads you to:-
    Prime Web Design is a leading full service web design team consisting
    of highly skilled and motivated programmers, artists, designers and
    marketing consultants.
    We offer you or your business cutting edge technology and other
    services including Web Design, Flash, Streaming Audio, Streaming Video,
    Web Site Hosting, Custom Art Work, Search Engine Listings.

    (I can see why he would want to change the background colour - very
    harrylimey, Aug 28, 2005
  6. Thanks Flo - That sounds like good information but I can't find the
    contiguous option.
    Darrell Peart, Aug 28, 2005
  7. Darrell Peart

    Flo Nelson Guest

    It's on the tools options menu, which in 7 shows up right beneath the file,
    etc. menu at the top.

    Flo Nelson, Aug 29, 2005
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