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Mike66

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Hi, can anyone tell me how I can paste an image, say clip art, onto a blank/new canvas or page, without having the white "box" area behind the image. I am trying to have just the image appear on my documents without the background as I like to use coloured backgrounds.

I have word,paint shop pro 9, serif drawplus 4 to do this if someone can point me in the right direction & as a newcomer to these programs, an idiots guide (me) on how to do it.

Many thanks guys & gals

Mike
 
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I believe jpegs will let you set the background color to clear in an editing program. Other than that you will have to use your free-form selection tool to remove the background.
 
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Make a new canvas with a transparent background and drag the image onto it. Some image types can have a clear background and that is all you have to do. If it takes the background to the new canvas you can select it and hit the delete key. In Photoshop you would use the magic wand in non-contiguous mode – I’m sure PSP has a similar tool.
 

Mike66

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Thanks slipe & coach dan. I have been playing about. I have managed to delete the background which is now black but am having problems transferring the image (with the colours on it) to a new canvas. I am trying this in adobe photoshop cs (as well as in paint shop pro 9) using the wand (I sound like Harry Potter!), but stuck from there.

I'm sure its a click away.

If I dont reply to any other posts for a while its because its 23.10 & may be off to bed. Thanks for all help. Very much appreciated.

Mike
 

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Try this with CS

Open the image... click the magic wand ...set the tolerance to about 30 and click on the black background... then click select>inverse then edit> copy... then open a new canvas the size you want and with the color background of your choice...click on it to make sure it's active... then click edit> paste...

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I’m assuming you are dragging using the move tool in CS, which is the black arrow in the upper right of the toolbar.

If Buck’s copy/paste doesn’t work for you try going Image>Mode>Lab Color in CS. Sometimes images won’t drag to a new file if they were originally GIF images with insufficient colors or whatever. I have found that changing to lab color lets you drag them.
 

Mike66

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Hi all. Have managed to do what I wanted with your help. Many thanks its really appreciated. Cheers
 
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