WEB cutting my pictures out

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  1. mountainjam

    mountainjam New Member

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    I have pictures I want to use on my website but I always come across the problem of removing the background from my pictures and adding the colors that the web site is designed in.

    What's the secret of doing this correctly? Thanks to anyone that can help me learn how. :wiggle:
     
  2. mountainjam

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    Thank you and I have photoshop now. What tools are used to remove the background of an image? I'm still trying to work that out.
     
  3. Die Antwoord

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    Lasso tool and lots of patience.
     
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    Magic Wand and the Pen Tool
     
  5. Vailripper

    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    And select by color.
     
  6. mountainjam

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    Thank you. Patience I see is a must!
     
  7. gobbles

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    :greddy: only real pros use the mask tool

    EDIT: Or do I just have too much time on my hands?
     
  8. mountainjam

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    I will post it tomorrow. I'm just trying to learn how this is done. Most all my images I had tried in the past always had cruddy looking edges :(

    You guys!:bowdown:
     
  9. kingtoad

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    The extract filter will also accomplish what you need.
     
  10. mq778

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    I use ultimate paint free version
    http://www.ultimatepaint.com/download.php

    1.Load the picture
    2.Click background color on left tool bar
    3. set transparency to 255
    4. click on the background.
    5. "Save as" picture in gif format WITH TRANSPARENCY CHECK ON (see options)
    (don;t use png - u;ll have compatability problems with IE).

    Have fun
     
  11. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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  12. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    Here's a pretty funny tutorial. It's pretty good though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfBF2xvhaE
     
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    depends how I feel

    sometimes I use the want, pen, color select, etc

    sometimes I use lasso

    I learned how to first do it with masking though
     
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    I usually use just the Pen tool, but if there's hair and stuff like that, it's not always the best choice.
     
  15. always hated the pen tool in photoshop. illustrator is a different story. i just zoomed in a lot or used the magic wand and the lasso tool.
     
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