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    Exclamation Remove the background of a jpg?

    I have a jpg clip which has a blue background. Is it possible to remove the backgound and leave the image reasonably easily? I need the backgound to show through ie transparent. as a png.

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    We can't give you a miracle if you don't show us the image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    We can't give you a miracle if you don't show us the image.
    Sorry, here it is.

    Now for the miracle. I need a transparent background.

    It is going onto a light blue page and it has a white background which clashes.

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    JPEGs don't support transparency. I don't think this image is worth the effort; couldn't you just put a light border around it?

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    There you go: http://www.primacom.net/~k6531190/im...enorahtest.png
    Took 10 seconds to remove the background. However, there are these faint letters that one can’t remove easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    There you go: http://www.primacom.net/~k6531190/im...enorahtest.png
    Took 10 seconds to remove the background. However, there are these faint letters that one can’t remove easily.
    Thanks again VIPStephan. Just what the doctor ordered. Miracles while you wait.
    Is it something that I can do? I have Photoshop CS2 version9 and also Photoshop Elements.
    Artistically I am a dead loss but I am not without reasonable hand skills. I was my church Organist until a few years ago.

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    Well, I’m working with Fireworks but I guess you can do this with Photoshop as well. What I did was use the paint bucket tool set to the “erase” blend mode and tolerance value of 25 (so that the anti-aliased edges would be covered, too, to avoid a white halo) and then I filled (erased) the white area(s).

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    Thanks, I'll give it a whirl.
    I'll report back later.

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    Why does the image say "IC" on it? Where did you get it?
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    photoshop. eraser tool.

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    Aero,

    I got it from a Christian site that is compltely free of charges. I can't remember which one. I went through so many.

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    seco,

    My version of Photoshop (CS2 version9) would not let me erase the background and gave an error message which I cannot now remember.

    I have just ordered Fireworks.

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    My version of Photoshop (CS2 version9) would not let me erase the background and gave an error message which I cannot now remember.
    I think you could use the "magic wand tool" of photoshop with some "tolerance" value to select the white area and then "press Del"
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    Thanks abduraooft.

    I have managed to do so with Photoshop.

    See here.

    My thanks to all of you for your invaluable help.

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    Do you plan on catering to IE6? If you are, then you should know that IE6 doesn't support alphatransparency on pngs natively. You'll need to use some javascript to get it to work.
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