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Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:08 pm
Was wondering if anyone could help me with small problem .... was trying to figure out how to make backgrounds transparent using the edges in psp 6

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:44 pm
by HaraldHeim
See ... ingPSP.htm

I hope that is what you are looking for.

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:46 pm
by steamin
have tried all that . what i`m trying to do is have no black or white around finished picture ... meaning after edge u see nothing

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:47 am
by HaraldHeim
You have to add the edge as a new layer above the image. Then you can select Multiply as the blending mode for that layer. After doing that the image will shine through.

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:51 pm
by Candice
I have the same problem.

After applying the edge file (I used the black background one) to my photo. It look good. But I want to changed the black background (from the edge file) to another colour or even transparent. How do I do that?


Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:08 pm
by HaraldHeim
To make the background white, simply invert the edge layer and use Screen blend mode. To make the background transparent simply change the opacity of the layer.

To give the background another color, you need to do it differently. There are several ways. One would be to set blend mode back to normal, click with the magic wand on the middle white area and press the Del key. Another way would be to use the edge itself as a mask to make the middle white are transparent. After that you can colorize the edge background.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:28 am
by Guest
Thanks for the information.

But the transparent background did not work for me. I changed the opacity to 0% for the edge layer but the shape of the edge file will be gone. So back to square one.


Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:31 am
by HaraldHeim
Yes, you are right. Sorry. You need to make the inner area of the mask transparent at first then you can use the Opacity slider to change the transparency of the background.

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:25 pm
by Candice
Thanks. I have tried what you said but I still can't get it. Maybe I am doing something wrong. Could you please advise in step. Thanks.

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:17 pm
by HaraldHeim
Ok, here we go:

1. Paste the edge file as a layer on top of the photo.
2. Click with the magic wand tool on the inner white area.
3. If necessary feather the selection.
4. Hit the Del key.
5. Change the Opacity slider.

There are other ways (more elegant methods but also more complex) to do this depending on which application you use. But these instructions will work with most graphics applications.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:02 am
by Guest