I know that there's a lot of tutorials on how to make the background transparent. But I can't find any on how to make the foreground transparent. These transparent checkerboxes should be on the t-shirt but the background would remain white

here's my expanded layers file: https://prnt.sc/sde79s

Here's what I mean: https://prnt.sc/sde6qp

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    Unless I'm missing something ....Simply use a "background removal" tutorial and reverse the removal. It's all the same methodology. You simply have to think of the shirt as the background and the white as the foreground.
    – Scott
    May 8, 2020 at 20:38
  • Oh.. yeah why didn't I think of that. Sorry, thought there was different method to this.
    – dydx
    May 8, 2020 at 21:23
  • You can invert the layer masks.
    – Billy Kerr
    May 8, 2020 at 23:39
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    This question is not the same on the surface, but you are both trying to achieve the same end-result: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q/120948/2332
    – Joonas
    May 9, 2020 at 1:02

2 Answers 2

  1. Follow a tutorial to make the background transparent using selections.

  2. Invert the selection.

  3. Done.


incase you are using Photoshop artboards If you want to change the background of your artboard to transparent, follow these instructions: Click the artboard. Go to the Properties panel (Window > Properties) for the artboard. Under artboard background color, select the background and change it to transparent.

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