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(OP)
I have a brochure that I scanned and saved as a .psp image.  I then selected a small portion of that image cand copied it as a new image.  I need to be able to take that small selection and paste it into another image I am creating with multiple layers.  However I need the white background of this small selecion to be invisible once I paste it to the new image.

Using pspX.  How do I do this?

Thanks D.

RE: transparent backgrounds

If you don't want the background then don't copy the background.

You can use the lasso tool to create a tight selection around the portion you do want while leaving the white background out.

Of course it would have been easier if you had set your new image to be transparent from the get go. That way the portion you copied from the original image would have been pasted onto a transparent background.  


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RE: transparent backgrounds

(OP)
The small image that I am trying to paste to the new larger image is very complex and extremely difficult to use the lasso tool (from what this newbie knows of the lasso tool at least).

I am not sure I understand why setting the new larger image to be transparent from the out set would help me elliminate the white background from a small image I am trying to add to the larger image??

D.

RE: transparent backgrounds

If its too complex to lasso, then you can try to use the Magic Wand.

Click on the white areas to select them, and then invert the selection to get the area you want.

Play around with the tolerance value until you get a tight enough selection to what you want to copy then go ahead and invert the selection.


Alternatively you could try to use the eraser tool, to erase the white areas of the image. But I think that may be a little harder, as it might erase some white areas you may want to keep.

As for the transparency setting, never mind, I think I misunderstood, how you had created the secondary image you want to copy to your final image.
 


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Phil AKA Vacunita
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Ignorance is not necessarily Bliss, case in point:
Unknown has caused an Unknown Error on Unknown and must be shutdown to prevent damage to Unknown.  

RE: transparent backgrounds

(OP)
the magic wand suggestion did what I needed. Thanks for the help.

Doug

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