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  1. #1
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    Apr 2003

    transparent gif


    I'm trying to create a transparent gif in Photoshop 7 and I dont seem to be able to find a solution for this.I've created several tranparent background gifs using Photoshop 5, but I dont see that feature in 7.I'm sure I'm missing something here.Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
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    Just simply delete the background that photoshop automatically creates. When you do a save (try a 'save as' if the file is already created) as a .gif file, a couple of menus should pop up and one will be named "Indexed Color".
    There should be a transpareny radio button you could click that will make the file transparent, otherwise a default background will be placed.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    I work on a Mac, so if you're on a PC these directions might not be exact, but they should be similar.

    1) Create an image with a transparent background.

    2) Under the File menu, select "Save for Web". This opens up a new work window for saving the image as a gif.

    3) Check the "Transparency" box in the Settings section.

    4) Be sure to note the "Matte" color (also in the settings section). That's the color that the edges of your image will blend into and you can set it to anything you want. If you know the color of the background you'll likely be using the image on, then pick that (or something close to it) as your matte. If you don't, then you might have to experiment with what looks best.

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