Posted on 2004-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
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How do I make my background transparent?

Question by:Weller0123
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    Assisted Solution

    Just delete all layers that cover the "background" and cut out any filled area that you want transparent on your other layers.
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    If you want the background transparent in a new image you can do File > New (or Ctrl+N) and choose Background Contents: Transparent
    For an already created image, if your image was created with the Background Contents set to white or another colour then I think you'd need to duplicate the background layer, and delete the original background layer.
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    Assisted Solution

    A quick way is to double-click the Background layer and rename it. The default name is Layer0. Photoshop will then offer to save the file as a native (.psd) file. Only certain formats support transparency.
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    Accepted Solution

    Gif files support transparency.

    I assume the pictures are to be displayed on the web so create transparent gifs for this

    hope this helps

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    Expert Comment

    Thanks Weller0123 :)

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