I am trying to edit an image I found online of a character. It was cropped, meaning it had a completely transparent background. So only the character was visible. I'd post the image, but I don't think it's appropriate to post here.
It's like this, though.
Only the image of the clover is visible, it basically has no background. It's hard to see since the sites background is white, put if you are confused as to what I am talking about, go to another website with a non white backgrounds (such as imgur) and put the image there to see what I'm talking about.
Anyway, whenever I paste the image from the internet to Photoshop, it ignores the transparency and gives it a black background with weird artifacting around the character. However, when I instead paste the image to Paint.net, the transparent background is preserved. So I decided I would just paste into Paint.net then into Photo shop, but that STILL doesn't work. When I paste an image with a transparent background to Photoshop from Paint.net, it's background is replaced with a white one. I can't even magic wand away to white or black, because it makes the image look weird after removing it.
If someone can please help me with this, or at least tell me why this is happening, it would very appreciated.