Newb needs help: How do I create a transparent layer from a PNG with a Transparent layer?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Bill Gates, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Bill Gates

    Bill Gates Guest

    How do I create a transparent layer from a PNG with a Transparent

    I have a graphic that will be printed on a banner. The background in
    the graphic is transparent. The printer will only accept in jpeg or
    photoshop format. I created it in gimpshop.

    When I open it up in photoshop I do see that checkerboard pattern in
    the background. But will that translate to transparent when they print

    Do I need to separate it with another layer in photoshop. If so, how
    do I create a transparent layer that won't print.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bill Gates, Mar 31, 2007
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  2. Bill Gates

    Voivod Guest

    Seeing as the JPEG format does not in any way support transparancy your
    choices are further limited to the one format you say they accept that
    does support transparancy.
    Voivod, Mar 31, 2007
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  3. Bill Gates

    edjh Guest

    Jpeg can't be transparent. Psd can. Save your transparent png as psd.

    Not sure what "transparent layer that won't print." means. Unless there
    is a hole in the paper, there is no transparency when printing. Or are
    you printing on a transparent medium, like clear plastic? Is there
    something underneath it that needs to show?
    edjh, Mar 31, 2007
  4. Bill Gates

    Joe Guest

    I would go shoot myself if there is any printer won't accept JPEG. I have
    never run into one, never heard of it, and I just can't believe that any
    printer with built-in format detector to detect the difference between JPEG
    from all formats.
    Transparency means Blank, None, Emptied etc.. so there is no data for the
    printer to print. If you ask what color may show on paper, then the answer
    is it will be whatever the color of the paper.
    I would suggest to try first then ask question later. If it's big then
    try a small one, if you don't have any small transparent image to print then
    you can always try whatever side you now have but tell the printer (program)
    to print at small image (to save ink).

    IOW, you get the transparent image, you get the printer, you get the
    program, you get the chance to try yourself... and you will get the answer
    right after you tell the program to print.
    Joe, Mar 31, 2007
  5. Bill Gates

    Bill Gates Guest

    Thanks for your help,

    Bill Gates, Apr 1, 2007
  6. Bill Gates

    Dave Guest

    Kind of funny.
    That must be where I recall that name from. Grade 1 class.

    Dave, Apr 1, 2007
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