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How to remove a specific color in an image in Photoshop?

I am not an expert photoshop user but have been trying to use more of it in what I currently do. I have a black and white image from which I am trying to remove all the white. I cannot use the ...
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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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Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...
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gimp: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as pdf

I cut a region out of this wikimedia commons picture: I simply used the free select tool to cut out the part (ctrl+x) and inserted it into another image without background. However, when I export ...
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How to use magic wand where there is white in the image

I am editing product images so that the background is transparent, the background is currently white. When I use the magic wand tool it also cuts out the bottle cap of the product because the bottle ...
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Isolating an object in Photoshop to paste in Illustrator

I am trying to select an object out of a photo and place it in illustrator without a white background around it. I have selected the object, but if I try to paste it in illustrator it always sits ...
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Making background transparent without changing filename

I've folders containing png images of map tiles to be overlayed on google maps, created using QTiles plugin in QGIS. I want to remove the white background of all the tiles so that base map is properly ...
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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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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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How can I remove remaining background in a traced bitmap in Inkscape? [closed]

I am trying to create a png file from a jpg file.. which is having white as a background. So I traced the bitmap in Inkscape and I did some colouring. But when I export as png file: I ...
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Technical name for the removal of an image background

Can someone remind me what the technical name is for the removal of a background from a still image? Our photographer told me years ago, but I've since forgotten and it gets embarrassing!
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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it ...
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Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp

I have some jpg images and I need for each of them to have a transparent background. I have GIMP as a graphic tool. I need to put them in a web page and I need to see just the main element and 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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Separating a stock photograph from background

I purchased some stock images for a website I'm building (I'm a programmer, with relatively no design experience at all). The issue at hand is, like most stock images, the images I purchased are on ...
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How to completely remove the background from an image?

I have an image (a logo) that was on a black background. I have used Photoshop's (CS5) Background Eraser Tool to remove the background. This is great except that there are black (well grey/black) ...
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How would I remove all the white from this image? I just want the image to be the red parts

The question pretty much stated it all, I want the red parts for transparency and all the white removed.
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What is the best way to remove the clouds from the background?

I'm trying to remove the clouds from the picture as cleanly as possible while keeping the wires still visible. What I'm aiming for is the structure with the sky cut out. I'd rather not make a path ...
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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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Replace black background with a transparent background

How can I add transparent background on this image instead of black background, but I also would like to keep the partial transparency effect on some of the particles and particles borders. Could ...
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Is it possible to have a page with a transparent background?

One of my pages has a single image taking up some space on the page. The rest of the space (the space not occupied by the image), should be transparent: that is, whenever I send it to the printing ...
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gimp: pdf export introduces artifacts on edges where there is no background

This is a followup question to gimp: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as pdf: To reproduce the problem you have to follow these five steps: In gimp create a New File with ...
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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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How to export .pdf from numbers without background

I'm looking for a way to export a spread I made in Apple's Numbers program to a .pdf without adding a background. Is it possible to export only the cells? I'll be importing them into InDesign so it ...
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How to remove grid background on SVG image using Inkscape

I'm using the Meteocons icon set in my project, specifically the SVG files. I noticed they all display on screen with a light blue 'grid' as a background. How can I remove this background so that the ...
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Seperate a transparent layer from this image?

I have this image : As you can see It has a transparent layer of QR Code and I need to extract It somehow.. How can I do this? I tried selecting the QR Code using color range. but as you can ...
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Gimp: removing background from product images

I often have the task of making the background of product images pure white. While preserving the best possible image quality, what is the quickest way to adjust colors such that the background ...
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Photoshop CS5: Setting a black background to transparent

I have an image of smoke over a black background. If I set the blending mode of this layer to screen, the image's background is perfectly edited out, however if there isn't another layer below this, ...
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I want to REMOVE the background, not just make it transparent

I want to remove the background of an irregularly shaped image altogether, not just make it transparent. The image's box is overlapping with other stuff and getting in the way. There's got to be a way ...
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Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent

I have been creating animated GIF files using GIMP from several frames in PNG format that I created using Jmol and now I would like to know how to make the background of the resulting GIF files ...
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Is there a way to batch remove the same background from multiple images?

Someone asked me a Photoshop question the other day, and after some time thinking on it I couldn't come up with an answer - hoping someone here can shed some light! Let's say I've got a batch of ...
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Why does my transparent PNG not look good?

I want to convert a JPG to transparent and using GIMP I added alpha layers and transparency same way I make a GIF transparent I converted it to PNG but it doesn't display well when I load it on my ...
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Using GIMP to extract a background from a set of pictures

I've got a set of pictures of a group of people that were taken on a tripod. Some of the people moved between pictures, and I want to extract a common background so I can combine the backgrounds to ...
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How can I remove the unwanted background from a scanned handwritten signature?

I need to upload my signature in a PDF document, but I do not know how to edit the background of this image. I wish to remove the bluish-tint background, and make it pure white. Can anyone help me ...
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How to remove the background of an SVG with Adobe Illustrator?

I found a royalty free SVG image on the net. I'm experimenting with web design using SVG. The problem I'm having is that the SVG background is white. How do I delete / remove the white background, ...
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How to remove background in sketch?

I've got an image I'm trying to remove the background from and I'm not really sure how that would be done with Sketch. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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How to change the shape of the eraser tool in Illustrator?

I am Photoshop enthusiast, I can't find how to change eraser shape like in Photoshop (eraser "brush" mode). In Illustrator eraser is always circle or ellipse (when you change width in eraser ...
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How do I further remove this background?

So, I have removed the background of the logo for my site, but the background of my site is a dark grey. As a result, the logo has a white border around it that looks messy. I use GIMP for editing and ...
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How to turn the grey background white in a phone camera picture of a book?

Here is a picture (of many) that I took from a book with my phone camera. The problem is that the background is too grey. I want it fully white. I have adobe Photoshop CS6. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Making an out-of-focus selfie into an ID photo

I need an ID photo with a white background (that's studio type) but my best shot is only a self-portrait photograph. I need instructions to replace the out-of-focus background with white, and canvas ...
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How to remove a green/blue screen background using Photoshop CS5?

Using Photoshop CS5, i'm trying to fully remove background of a picture being shot behind a blue screen. To do this, i am using Color Range method (from Menu > Selection). It works ok for most ...
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Is there a way to do a perfect background removal on hair?

Is there a way to do a perfect die cut on a person's hair or on dog's fur or others like difficult hair styles? Similar to this:
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How to put a new background behind black text that already has a white background?

After you all helped me in my previous post with the handwritten text, helping me to erase the parchmnt and leave the text, I need help now with the next step. Please forgive me if this is simple ...
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How to remove the textured background from a handwritten text document?

I'm using Adobe Photoshop. I noticed that there are other questions similar to this one. However, the reason I'm posting my question is, when I followed the instructions in the other question about ...
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How do I remove a grey background from my jewelry pics in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I need some nice pics of my jewelry to publish on my website, but I am never able to get the white background. It's grey all the time. If I try to fix it, it takes away all the beauty of the stones ...
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Does CS6 have a feature to extract an object from a background using stereography?

I recall reading an article prior to CS6 releasing that Photoshop (or perhaps another CS6 product?) would include a feature that would allow taking a stereographic photo of an object, and then detect ...
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how to make selection on certain part of shape in adobe illustrator?

I'm new to illustrator. I just want to ask how and what is the best way to make selection of certain part of shape in illustrator. Currently i'm just using pen tool and it's quite messy. In photoshop ...
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Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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Use GIMP to extract out the logo from background

I would like to extract out the icon in the following screen (mixed with gray background) to Anyone know how I can do that using GIMP? Thanks.
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How to convert transparent layer to solid? (All variants)

I have a transparent layer, like this one (please notice transparency at the center of the image): How would you fill the layer with a color like it was done here: It is important to fill these ...