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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:14 am

Okay so here are the steps I took.

1) Start photoshop.
2) Open file.
3) Realize the file is in index format (bad for editting in blending transparency, meaning it only shows transparency for pixel exact transparency... basically useless)
4) Ctrl-A and then Ctrl-C to copy the entire image.
5) Create new image.
6) Paste new image.
7) Create a new layer and move it under the image (transparent layer)
8) Select quick-selection tool (brush size 1 px)
9) Navigate the quick-selector around the tiger and undo pixel locations that it accidentally selects (aka places that you still want visible... note: photoshop is pretty smart and it will know where the edges of the object are, as well as memorizing pixel colors that you told it not to auto select in the future. As you use this tool, it will learn based on how you act with it.)
10) After satisfied with a general outline of the black lines around tiger, Ctrl-C to copy and open a new image, pasting it in that new image.
11) Create a transparent layer and place it under the tiger image.
12) Apply 'stroke' blending to the tiger image (1 px, 100% opac, black, color, inside)

Boom. Done.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:19 am

I lost you at eight and nine...lol

Select quick selection tool? What's that?

Use it to undo pixel locations? Um, what?
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:24 am



When using this tool, hold SHIFT to add more pixels to the selection and use ALT to remove pixels from the selection. Removed pixels will be memorized by the program and will not be auto-selected again.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:33 am

There's my problem.

I only have CS2. I don't have that tool. -.-
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:40 am

That's okay. You can still use the magic selection tool, but it will take more manual work to get the edges well selected.

The extra white dots that get left behind get removed by the stroke effect.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:44 am

Fritz wrote:
That's okay. You can still use the magic selection tool, but it will take more manual work to get the edges well selected.

The extra white dots that get left behind get removed by the stroke effect.

No, you don't get it. I don't have that tool, period. It's simply not there. -.-

(edit) Well, thanks everyone for the help...I got what I want, even if I can't duplicate it again...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:56 am

Well just ask if you need something then. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:34 pm

Okay, well, here's the end result, Smile



The pencil tip made my time a whole lot easier, thanks, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:10 pm

I'd do it for you if i still had photo shop on my comp.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:14 pm



Okay, I need help on this now. I have a problem with the tail. It looks horrible. I love the rest of the body, but the tail just, er...fails, Razz

Okay, I removed the entire thing with eraser, and I start out on scratch, and I just make a basic outline. No matter how many times I try, it doesn't get any better. It's so jagged. I need it to look more realistic. Can someone tell me how to do this?

P.S. Forget the white dots. I don't need help with that, anymore, Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:34 am

I don't quite understand what you're asking.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:24 am

I need to make it...less...um...jagged, I guess.

At the moment, it looks horrid.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:46 am

Send me the full image... and I'll show you what to do. Same as the last probably.
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:53 am

I just want to know in general...how do I turn the current image's tail into something less jagged.



Here it is, anyways lol
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:25 pm

Same exact process.

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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:44 pm

That's not what I'm asking for. I want to know how to make it less jagged in general.

I don't want to have to copy something from another image. I want to be able to make it less jagged without cheating. I don't want you to do it, I just want to know how to do it when making an image, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:28 pm

Dunno what to tell you... I have no clue wtf you want. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:32 pm

Fritz wrote:
Dunno what to tell you... I have no clue wtf you want. lol

Okay...lol, I'll ask in understandable sentences this time, XD.

I have the tail from the picture I tried, (and failed), to remove the background from. Pretend this is the original, and there's no way to fix the tail besides manual editing.

What tool(s) would I use to make it less jagged? alien
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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:32 pm

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Fritz wrote:
Dunno what to tell you... I have no clue wtf you want. lol

Okay...lol, I'll ask in understandable sentences this time, XD.

I have the tail from the picture I tried, (and failed), to remove the background from. Pretend this is the original, and there's no way to fix the tail besides manual editing.

What tool(s) would I use to make it less jagged? alien

Manual editing is more reliable, and easier to get what you want. That's what I'd do.

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PostSubject: Re: Transparency Help Needed   Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:26 pm

ŠeathByCyanide wrote:
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Fritz wrote:
Dunno what to tell you... I have no clue wtf you want. lol

Okay...lol, I'll ask in understandable sentences this time, XD.

I have the tail from the picture I tried, (and failed), to remove the background from. Pretend this is the original, and there's no way to fix the tail besides manual editing.

What tool(s) would I use to make it less jagged? alien

Manual editing is more reliable, and easier to get what you want. That's what I'd do.

That's what I'm asking for, Wink

I want to know how to do that, because no matter how many times I try myself, it fails.
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