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Making Backgrounds of Images Transparent

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Hi Everyone,

I just downloaded Paint.net. So I am new to this.

I have no problem creating a transparent background for my image, but the image still has the jagged edges.

How do I get my transparent image to blend in nicely with the website background color? I know that in Photoshop, when you save the file, it asks you to select the background color so that the image will blend well.

Please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

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I am trying to make letterhead in MS Word 2010. I created what I want in Paint.Net

I did the magic and got the checkerboard.

I saved it as a png.

I imported it to Word where I want the letterhead - but there is STILL this huge white background leaving almost no room for any words.

What can I do to get rid of the white background in MW Word?

Here it is:

SUNRISINGDWGCUTV.png

Thank you in advance,

mj

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The crop tool is subdued - it won't let me click on it....

mj100

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You need to make a Rectangular Selection around what you want to keep.

The Crop function won't be active without a selection.

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As Long As It's Not A Crappy Jpeg Or Maybe A Crappy Gif, A Tolerance Level Of 0% Would Work....

EDIT: NEVER Save As Jpeg, Those Things Are <No cursing.>, PNG FTGDMFW

somehow i knew immediately what FTGDMFW meant even though i've never seen it! but yes, i agree, .png is the way to go

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I am new to paint.net can some one help me to use layers i get mixed up when i am doing it thanks. I like cutting the heads of photographs and putting them onto a cartoon image.

I also like doing projects for my card making and using my other programmes mostly i have to save them into jpegs as my programmes will not work.

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Alright, I'm trying to make a .bmp image with a transparent background. I heard somewhere that I need an alpha channel or something. How do I achieve this? It needs to be in .bmp format.

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The BMP format doesn't support transparency.

There is a convention among certain applications that the color of

the top-left pixel will be treated as transparent by the application.

Choose a color that is not present in your image.

Use that as background color.

Be sure that the top-left pixel is that background color.

Save As... 8 bit .bmp.

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It says that it works just if you use .png & .gif

Thank you for the tutorial! It really worked for me.

Look...

aaahe.gif

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I have no clue if some of you know how to do this already, but I will show you how to make the backgrounds of images with solid white backgrounds transparent.

Step 1: Go to File-->Open :FileOpen: and open the image in which you want to make the background transparent.

  • Before:
    2ed74ok.png

Step 4: Select the Magic Wand tool :MagicWandTool: and set the Tolerance level to 25% (or anything depending on your image. I would recommend 25% for sprites/pixel images.). Click somewhere on the background.

Step 5: Go to Edit-->Cut. :EditCut: You should see a "checkerboard" pattern where the image is now transparent.

Step 6: File-->Save As... :SaveAs:

Select a file type of PNG or GIF before clicking the Save button.

  • After:
    4i3c9k9.gif

This is a good tut for newbies who want to learn how to do this.

what are steps 1, 2 and 3 because me didn't work only you can say?

please

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The missing steps are not needed.

I just tried this, and it works.

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Try this:

Open Paint.NET.

Go to the "Before" picture in your post.

Right-click > Copy

(Or "Copy Image" or something similar,

depending on which web browser you are using)

Go to Paint.NET.

On your keyboard, hold down the Ctrl and the Alt keys, press V.

Click on the Magic Wand icon, move the Tolerance slider to 25%.

Click on the white background.

Press Delete on your keyboard.

This should remove the white, allowing the gray-and-white checkerboard of transparency to show.

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I can't seem to make my background transparent. I am trying to remove the sky. I saw in another post saying that when you click on the area that it should change to the checkerboard. That doesn't work for me. Do I have hold another key as I select for it to change into checkerboard to show that is the area to become transparent.

Thank you for any help.

AL

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1. Select the areas you want to be semi-transparent using the wand tool :MagicWandTool:. Holding down the Ctrl key allows you to add further areas to your selection. If all the areas are a similar shade hold down the Shift key while making the selection to select them all.

2. Copy these area (Ctrl + C)

3. Press delete

4. Add new layer :AddNewLayer:

5. Paste the selection from clipboard to the new layer (Ctrl + V)

6. Press F4 and lower the opacity to get the effect you want.

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Steps 1 2 and 3 can be achieved by simply opening th file

And This is simply a how-to on the magic wand.

So whats your point?

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So whats your point?

Better question: What is your point in replying to a 4 and a half year old post?

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Thanks for this, as it was taking me ages drawing around the image that i wanted to cut out, then when i was clicking the magic wand it was still highlighting the inside of the photo too grrr

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Hi guys i have a question on how to get rid of the black and white checkered background?because whenever i erase a black pen on the white background on it then the checkered background is always shows.please help?

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The grey & white checkerboard pattern is the way that paint.net indicates transparency, so you can't get rid of it unless you fill the area with something else.

When you save the file in a format that supports transparency, the checkerboard pattern will not show up, instead the background behind the image will show through.

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