July 12th, 2002, 09:29 AM
How do I make white .gif background transparent?
Someting I often wish I could do is render the white background on a .gif logo/file transparent, so I could paste it over other layers nicely without that white rectangle!
Is there an obvious way to do this?
Thanks for help
July 12th, 2002, 09:37 AM
July 16th, 2002, 01:00 AM
When you're all through making the graphic look the way you want, change the image to Indexed color:
Then export it as a .gif:
File->Export->Gif 89a Export
This will give you a popup box where you can select which colors to make transparent.
Two additional hints:
- If the image is going to go on a dark background, create it that way. Otherwise you'll end up with a very noticable light colored halo around the visible edge of the image.
- Choose a color for the background (that you're going to make transparent) that isn't in the image. Otherwise anywhere the now transparent background color appears in the image will be transparent too. A lot of times this is no big deal, but I've seen in ruin an otherwise good image.
July 16th, 2002, 03:44 AM
Thanks for the tips! Will go off and try...