View Full Version : How slice or cut out graphic properly

06-20-2007, 02:53 PM
For a long time now I have been playing with PhotoShop and for the life I me I do not understand slicing. For instance at http://www.notepadded.com at the top left I have a .png of notepad. The notepad image itself sits on a white background which I do not want. I just want to cut the notepad image itself so it appears alone and not on this white background.

How in the world do I do this?

Thank you much for your help!


06-20-2007, 07:00 PM
In Photoshop you can choose the backgroundcolor to TRANSPARENT when you make a new image. Also you can just use the magic tool (or what it's called) to clear your background. Then save it as a .png file as you have already done.

06-22-2007, 01:59 PM
I'm not sure what specific tools are called in Photoshop, but I'll tell you what I do in Paint Shop Pro, seeing as the programs are similar and should have similar steps to do the same thing. What I do is use the Freehand Selection tool and set the Selection Type to Smart Edge or Edge Seeker. I then select the image (in this case, your pic of the notepad), invert it the selection, then delete the background. The background should be transparent by now, if the original image was a Raster Layer. Then I go File >> Export >> Export as .GIF, make sure all the transparency options are selected and correct, then save the image.