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Hi. I'm trying to do something very simple but the solution is eluding me.

I want to create small .jpg files that are simply labels for the keyboard function keys F1 through F12. So, I need to be able to create an image using the text tool and then save the image with a transparent background. I'll then place these images over buttons I create using another program. The image should be transparent in that only the text shows once placed on the button.

Could someone please tell me how to save the text-only images? What I'm saving now includes the white layer background.

Thanks.

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Could someone please tell me how to save the text-only images? What I'm saving now includes the white layer background.

When you create a new image the canvas defaults to white. So what you need to do is either select & delete the white on the layer, or deselect the white layer visibility (or delete the layer altogether) and then create a new one for your text (creating a new layer defaults to transparent).

Its a great habit to get into to create a new layer for your text. You get the transparency without thinking about it and that makes moving or retyping text a breeze.

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