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This image is just an example. There are many images I want to wand. So how do I do? I want the cats head and those red stuff he have on his head. Is wand the only option for this? I have tried wand but far away from a good result.

I appreciate also if anyone could make it for me. Also and explenation so I can do it myself.

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You can either use the Magic Wand or the tutorial I provided (which will eventually use the Wand anyway). In which ever case use the Delete key on your keyboard to remove the area. Save as you normally would in the .png file format.

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That's because you saved it as a .jpg rather than a .png file. The .png format can handle transparency, so if you see the chequerboard pattern (the gray and white squares) on Paint.NET then it will be transparent when viewed elsewhere.

To save in .png, click on 'How to save your images under different file types' in my signature and follow steps 1), 2) and 3) and look at the picture.

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This is the final result. Only an icon and no squares. So far so good.

I can use it here and I can use it on other backgrounds with no black boundary. But I saved the image, as a *.png file, then I viewed it and there was black boundary created. :?

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Ok, if you followed that tutorial, you will have probably found out that TC was cutting around the outline of the object instead of cutting the black lines out. And then he feathers it and creates a drop shadow. Now, once you've done that, if you don't want a black border, delete it, and then save it as a .png. Seriously, there is no way that any image creates more than it has to when it's being saved.

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Do you mean a black edge around the whole picture?

Some image viewers put a black border around images, just to show you where the edges of the image are. This is not part of the actual picture. Try opening it in a web browser - do you still see the boundary?

(If you have it, you could also try MS Office Picture Manager, it does not show the edges of the image with a border).

If this is not the answer, can you post a Print Screen of your screen showing the black boundary?

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Thanks for helping me. Yes I mean the black edges. I get them on XP's internal viewer and XP Paint, there also the background is black. On webbrowser and Faststone imageviewer there is no edges.

In Paint.net the background of the icon it shows up the gray and white squares.

For me it's no problem I can use Magic Wand to select the icon and paste it on another image. But if another user wants to do the same, maybe he is no familiar with Magic Wand or he does it in XP Paint then when he copies and paste the icon to another image in Paint.net there will show up the gray and white squares on the image he pasted and in XP Paint he will get not just the icon but also the surrounding in the black edges and the black edges itself.

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Some image viewers put a black border around images, just to show you where the edges of the image are. This is not part of the actual picture.

There's your answer, nicoliani. And the grey and white chequer pattern in Paint.NET signifies transparency, that too is not part of the image, it's just there to illustrate.

EDIT: also, the black background that appears occasionally is due to the fact that particular application cannot handle transparency, such as MS Paint and other basic paint packages. Again, not part of the image.

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This is what I mean. All files are *.png.

First I opened the the icon. As you can see in XP Paint with borders and black background. Which is totally wrong only there. But lets say OK I can have it like that because I'm doing something else with my image. Then lets say I want the head of the GTA guy on the bottom of the icon. So I click and "copy from" and I get the GTA guy next to my icon. I move the head so it lands on the bottom right where I want it. But, see because of the borders the GTA image eats up the bottom right of the icon, it becomes black.

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That's because Paint cannot handle transparency in any shape or form.

If you use Paint.NET, which can handle transparency, you may place the GTA dude on a new layer, move him around as you see fit (if need be you can resize the canvas), then flatten the image, save and admire.

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If, for some reason, you have to try to do this in MS Paint, you could switch the background colour to black and the option for selection background to transparent. This icon: paint-option.png

That would let you put in the top image, but would not get rid of the black in the bottom one.

You are MUCH better off using Paint.NET though.

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I have an image now in the grey and white chequer pattern that is in transparency. The image is in two parts, image and text under it. Now if I copy and past into another image the grey and white chequer will follow with. My solution for that is that I wand the image to select it and the copy and past. But with this particular image I can not wand both the image and the text that is in the image just under it but still in the image. What can I do to get everything selected so I can copy and past to another image?

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Magic wand the first selection, then move to the other layer, hold down Ctrl, and then select the second selection.

Hope this helps!

 

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