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    How to give an image an invisible background?

    Hi!
    I'm using Paint Shop Pro 7. Could someone please explain to me how to make the background of the image that I've attached invisible? I know that I could cut the image out with the selection tool and paste it into a new document with an invisible background, but the selection wand makes the edges so jagged - I know there's a better way to do it, but I'm not sure what it is. I'd really appreciate any insight you have into this matter. Thanks so much for your time, and have a lovely day!
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    In Photoshop, you can use the select color range tool. (Select > Color Range > Click on white and set "exactness" to something low, like 5) Then click delete, as long as the layer isn't locked that is. Then it should turn clear. Then just use the bucket tool and white to replace the spots on the girl where you do need white, like eyes and dress. Your Done! Good Job!

    Oops, you're using Paint Shop Pro. Eeeks. Sorry about that. Maybe there is a similar option you could look for. Sorry again!
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    Thanks anyway. It's the thought that counts.

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    transparent bkgd

    Aron,
    I'm trying to put type with transparent background into Quark. Using the method you suggest on a layer is no problem, but when the image is flattened to save as a TIFF the background goes back to white. Is there a way to have a transparent background on a flattened image?
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    afaik the TIFF format doesn't support transparency (and TIFFs are *huge* - you're not using the them on the web I trust )

    GIF (89a) supports transparency, and so does PNG (PNG also supports alpha control - opacity); both of these are useable on the web (although you need a proprietary filter to activate PNG opacity in IE - info on request)

    Quark probably has its own format which supports transparency; and there's undoubtedly lots of other application-specific formats which do, such as PSD.
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    Thanks for the reply. No, I use JPEGs and occasionally GIFs for the web. TIFF and EPS go into print graphics.
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    Don


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