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Cutting out white (low contrast) objects from white background

I need to figure out the most efficient way to make quick cutouts of white products and a white background. I usually make a copy of the blue channel, level it out and paint over the rest, but it's a ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my ...
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Does PNG support non-transparent pictures?

I'm doing an assignment for school and I can't find the answer to my question anywhere! I'm making a logo for a game that I have designed, it's the most frustrating thing ever! If you know, please ...
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How to create smallest repeatable background image from a large pattern?

My designer has sent me a background image for a website we're working on that is just diagonal lines, but the image is very large and I would like to make it as small as possible and then set it as a ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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Transparent artboard backgrounds in Photoshop

I love the Photoshop artboard feature, however I'm used to seeing the transparent background grid. Is there any way to show this in my artboards in Photoshop? And yes, I know it will still save with ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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How can I achieve the gradient used in making the Xbox 360 interface background in photoshop? [closed]

I just can't figure out how to make a gradient look like the one used on the Xbox 360 interface, that gradient give an effect of an overhead spotlight lighting the menu elements and I want to use that ...
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How can I remove the background from this image?

I have this image, and I want to erase the grey background from it, but conserving the blue aura from the hand. Can anyone tell me how can I do it?
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incorrect background color show on mobile devices

I am using Bootstrap and wanted a colored background for my h2 title like this: So I wrapped the text in a tag. The problem is on mobile devices it shows like this, which is not good Can you ...
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How to delete “invisible” white areas on .png image with Corel Paintshop?

Could someone help me? I had a problem with .png images. Well, I cut an image and saved as .png with transparent background and this what I see with different photo viewers : Corel Instant viewer ...
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Are there any conventions for pairing tileable patterns for web and print design?

I'm wondering if there are any rules-of-thumb or conventions for choosing patterns that work well together. At the moment I just use my best judgement which I've developed over a number of years. ...
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photoshop make border background black

here is my image: You can't see it but there is a white border surrounding this image. What I want is to remove the white border and make it either disappear or turn black. I'm fairly new to ...
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Gradient mesh to blur photos

I'm trying to apply a gradient mesh to a photo in illustrator to create a blurred vector background. It limits me to using 50 x 50 columns and the results are very blocky. I had downloaded a vector ...
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white layer background and bleed? [duplicate]

I am preparing a document to send to print. I was asked to add bleed. Is it necessary for a no background document? The image on the design will not go all the way to the edge. Or should I add a ...
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Change background color from brown to white (remove sepia)

I need to change this image's color background to white, because this takes up too much ink. I have tried to change the background to white and keep the text/map. It's for a National History Day ...
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How much time would it take on average to design a small announcement package for a short live tv program? (details in post) [duplicate]

I just started doing graphic design, and have designed a lot of posters for friends or personal use, but never designed for a client. I was contacted by a smaller tv producer who wanted me to design a ...
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How to extend the background of an image?

I have an image with a woman, and I need to make an ad (size 260mmx125mm). I want to put the woman to the left side, but then right side becomes empty. So, how I should solve the problem? I have ...
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How to remove neutral background in photoshop?

I have found that so many photographers use a grey backdrop or grey background for most of their portait photographs. I assume that it's because grey is easy to remove and replace with any desired ...
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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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clean up the background for scanned document

Could anyone please teach me how to clean up the background of a scanned document, using PS? Does PS have text recognition function that I can use to extract the text, because essentially the text is ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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Removing the White background from an image in illustrator cc

trying the get rid of the white background so the background Ive made can be seen through the image - but its not letting me make a compound path to remove the white space or use the magic wand tool. ...
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange ...
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How to make shape background transparent?

I am trying to get white moon icon from PSD file. As I understood, there are 2 layers with different background colors: white & orange. I tried to select orange shape area using Elliptical ...
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Triangle Pattern Background

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC. I have a background that I want to convert it into a triangle shaped pattern for example, check the tiles on this picture I have found a tutorial on how to do it but ...
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Drawing trees from above

I'm working on an animation background which involves a high angle shot of a forest. I searched on internet to hunt some references for the trees and other foliage from such an angle. I could only ...
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Why can't set white color for figure when there is red background? [duplicate]

I have red color of artboard in illustrator and figure on it. When I try to set color for this figure white it comes invisible if it would be red. Same thing for text. How to set white color on red ...
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Replicate the Invisible Black Background on Photoshop

There is a technique in photography, called Invisible Black Background. You can find details about it in this blog post Dramatic Portraits with the Invisible Black Background An example image is this ...
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How do I scatter icons all over a background randomly?

I've been wondering this a time now but I just saw a background like this on dribbble. I want to have multiple icons scattered across a background with random position and random rotation using ...
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Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
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Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

I'm extremely new at graphic designing and my sister hired me to create a logo for her company. It took a few days and I've finally perfected everything except the company name.I typed it along the ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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GIMP: Remove text from background [duplicate]

Im completely new to image editing, so excuse my immaturity... I have the following image: I want to remove the writing on the blackboard and replace it with something different, keeping the ...
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Make Grey elements pop over-top of greyscale photo

I have a complicated task. Client would like this grey UI to pop, and problem is, they want greyscale photographs in the background. The photographs are on a fade-carousel and they each have different ...
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Continue Fill for Background Image

I have an image I'm using as background which is 3000px by 1500px. For responsive design, I need to extend it to 3000 x 3500. It is an image of a river, and I want to continue the look of the river ...
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Can I change the default Gimp transparent background to white?

I'm using Gimp 2. The default grid-style transparent background makes it incredibly difficult to get a sense of what the image will actually look like, when I finally display it over a background. Is ...
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How to make a merged layer cut into a background to be transparent

I have two layers in my project. I have one that is the background composed of a picture. The foreground is a merged layer that contained text and two images. What I want to accomplish is to have the ...
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How to make a clipping mask act like it's supposed to [duplicate]

I'll make this more simple than before, since the answer did not work. I need the first shirt with the lines behind it look like this: I just took the lasso tool to create this example, which is ...
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how to maintain the image quality in browser

I have designed an arrow shape image(100px*25px) in Photoshop. I am using that image in HTML label background. I have written CSS to change image width dynamically.but its sharpness changing when ...
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How to delete a vector background in Illustrator?

I downloaded this image from Shutterstock in vector form and I want to get rid of the background using Illustrator. How can I do this? Thank you!
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How does “background:cover” CSS property works? [closed]

I'm currently "fighting" with an issue with parts of a website that I need to be fully covered by a picture. Thus, I tried the background:cover CSS property. Well, to be complete, I didn't actually ...
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What makes a good header/background video?

Many sites I come across use video to show off their work, what they stand for, or more about the culture of the company. These videos are sometimes behind other elements taking up much of the page ...
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Copying & Pasting inverted image in GIMP

I have a basic image that is black on a white background. I simply want to invert the image, take the now white portion and paste it on another image in GIMP. I am having no luck. Within GIMP, I ...
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How to create a solid color background for a brush drawing?

Imagine I draw something with the brush tool in Photoshop CS5. I want to save the drawing as .png, but I want it to have a solid color background (white, for example) like here: But creating ...
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How do I choose a good cover photo for my website?

It's been trendy to have large background images with relatively little text over them for headers and intros to web pages including the start of blog posts. I could give countless examples of this, ...
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Keep background layer when cropping (script)

I know that if you choose "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the crop tool, that it will preserve the background layer, as a background layer. However, I wished that I could still maintain this function when ...
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How do I extend an out-of focus background in Photoshop?

Hey there I am somewhat new to photoshop and here is what I am trying to do. I have a picture like this Now I have an area that I have selected and what I want to do is set this to part of the out ...
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Where do I find backgrounds like this? [closed]

I saw this shot uploaded to Dribbble some weeks ago. And I really like the use of the backgrounds. Does anyone know where I can find backgrounds like it? I want ones with something like mountains or ...