Pulling my hair out with "Save For Web"

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Lame Wolf, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Lame Wolf

    Lame Wolf Guest

    Hi all
    I am sure this have been mentioned before and if it has, I apologize.
    My problem is with "Save for web" .... I have some graphic text that I
    have made using Photoshop 7 and it looks ok IF I use a white
    background on a web site ..... but I want an image behind it. When I
    do, the text has little white dots on the edges of the graphic text.
    Is there a way of correcting this .... i've been pulling my hair over
    this for hours.
    Thank you for any help.
    I can't upload the image to show you and I hope I have described the
    problem clear enough. Sorry if I haven't.
    plh
    Lame Wolf
     
    Lame Wolf, Aug 16, 2003
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  2. Lame Wolf

    Lame Wolf Guest

    Hi
    I would like to thank Tom Thackrey and Shank Williams for replying so
    quickly.

    Yes, it was a "gif halo" as such ... I have now sorted it thanks to
    Shank. When saving I turned the matt to "none" and that did the job.
    It's been a looooong time since I needed to create a pic like I needed
    and last time I never had the problem. I just couldn't work out what I
    was doing wrong ..... I won't forget that one in a hurry <G>

    Thank you both
    plh
    Lame Wolf
     
    Lame Wolf, Aug 16, 2003
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    Tom Thackrey Guest

    I assume you are trying to save a GIF with a transparent background. The
    problem is that the anti-aliasing dithers the edges of the image to the
    background color BEFORE you save it. When you load it on your web site you
    get the fringing if the background color doesn't match the one it was
    created with. Basically you have two choices (AFAIK) 1) create the image
    over the background color of your web site then delete that color before
    saving for the web. 2) turn off anti-aliasing. Neither of these are
    particularly great solutions. The first means you have to create a separate
    version of you image for every background color which sort of defeats the
    point of transparency. The second means your art looks like it was created
    in MS Paint. Note that with method 1, you are usually OK if the background
    colors are close since it's dithered anyway.
     
    Tom Thackrey, Aug 17, 2003
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  4. If you are experiencing "gif halo" effect...
    http://www.artistmike.com/article4/Transparent.02a.html
    You need to set the matte color in the save for web window. White is
    the default color. Use a color that matches the intended web
    background color. Over patterns or photos the matte mismatch will be
    more or less visable.
     
    Shank Williams, Aug 17, 2003
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