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Join me in my effort to remove backgrounds and create cut-outs in GIMP and photoshop

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Join me in my effort to remove backgrounds and create cut-outs in GIMP and photoshop

Post by LeahG on Wed 12 Jan - 20:29

Bleuh



I drew this pic by hand, turned it successfully into vector image and then....no idea what to do with it. So saved as png and shaded in Pixia and then attempted to remove background in Photoshop elements but for some reason it's not working



However I am pleased re line clarity and so on but will keep trying re that cut-out......


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Re: Join me in my effort to remove backgrounds and create cut-outs in GIMP and photoshop

Post by Kathy on Wed 12 Jan - 22:31

How are you trying to do it? What happens when you try to remove the background?
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Post by LeahG on Wed 12 Jan - 22:55

I am doing everything as per that video tutorial I posted, and I get when I repost the pic, a black background whereas in photoshop it is 'invisible' after I make the background transparent.

Thanks for the great info on the other thread btw. Smile I'm getting through it...
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Post by Kathy on Thu 13 Jan - 2:40

Hmmmm...you mean you're trying to put your cut out art back into your vector program? Can you create a transparent layer in that program? It kinds sounds like that program doesn't support transparencies.

FWIW, inkscape is a free program similar to Illustrator. And it does support transparent backgrounds so you wouldn't have to do the cut out thing in Photoshop, or transfer the art back and forth between programs.



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Post by Simon Lake on Thu 13 Jan - 11:47

I'm not altogether sure what you're going on about Leah, but if you want to be delivering in vector format (which you do) then you essentially want to be producing the entire project in a vector program. (I think Question ) Always talking to myself.
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Post by Kathy on Thu 13 Jan - 15:42

Talking to yourself means you'll always get an answer you agree with!

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Post by LeahG on Tue 18 Jan - 16:33



I'm getting somehwere at last.

I select border, invert selection then cut, then paste what's left onto new transparent layer. Botton is of course different imported layer.
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Re: Join me in my effort to remove backgrounds and create cut-outs in GIMP and photoshop

Post by LeahG on Tue 18 Jan - 19:57



Jordan's floating head

I did this differently, I selected the colour on Jordan's face and increased the field so selection was wider than pigment of ...say her forehead. Then I cut out the rest, inverted and pasted inot new transparent layer .

I saved it as png file. I think reason I was having problems with transparent backgrounds before in other program is I forgot to save it as a png. DOHHHHHHHH
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