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how to cut only image NOT background

how to cut only image NOT background

how to cut only image NOT background

I have a geographic map of about 5 adjacent counties. I want to save the map with out the background saving to it. Basically kind of like cutting out the map and when you open the gif file only the map would appear NOT a box with the map(image inside of it.



RE: how to cut only image NOT background

If it's in a gif formatt, and not in layers, you'll need to mask and remove the background- use the wand tool and the lasso tools to select the pixels you wish to remove, then edit>mask>hidemask, or reveal mask (dependant on if you selected the image you want to keep, or the colours you want to remove)

Save the image with a transparent background.
(you may need to clean up the image, and make sure you work on a copy of the image, so you can try out differnt settings- I tend to use anti aliais, or feather at 1 to keep the edges smoother)

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