Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by ergobob, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. ergobob

    ergobob Guest


    I am trying to make a transparent gif in PS Elements.

    I can use the magic wand to separate the image from the background. But I
    can't seem to figure out how to make the background transparent.

    I have tried starting from a jpg and from a gif but no luck. I checked
    previous posts and got some information but not enough to make it happen.

    Can someone tell me the trick to doing this?


    ergobob, Jul 22, 2005
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  2. ergobob

    Owamanga Guest

    You've got layers in elements, right?

    Get away from the background layer (switch it off). Before doing that
    cut & paste the content you don't want transparent onto a new layer.
    You should now see a grey/white chessboard pattern which denotes
    Owamanga, Jul 22, 2005
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  3. ergobob

    ergobob Guest

    Thanks so much Owamanga. So easy and worked like a charm.

    Much appreciated.

    ergobob, Jul 22, 2005
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