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Old 04-09-2010, 10:18 PM
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Default How to make a picture transparent using Paint.NET. ~As requested by AbbygailBearDiva11~ Also, How to add a Background!

Ok so here's a guide on how to make a picture transparent using Paint.NET. It was requested by Abby.

Here's the link for the video guide I did: http://tinypic.com/r/2aj3oeh/4

Okay so:

1.) Open up Paint.NET. (Obviously. )

2.) Open a new file. To start, 800 by 600 pixels is good.

Here's how it looks:
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3.) Add a new layer.

Here's the "layers" button:
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Here's on the side:
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4.) Paste your picture onto the "layer."
NOTE~ If you put it on the background it will NOT work!

Here's what you should have so far:
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5.) "Crop to selection."

Here's what I mean:
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So here's how it looks:
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6.) Take the "magic wand."

It's located in the tool section:
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7.) Put the "tolerance" to 37% to 41%.
NOTE~ This works best when the background is mostly one color and doesn't match your clothes.

Here's a pic:
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8.) Hit "delete" on your keyboard.

Here's how it should look so far:
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9.) Delete the background layer. You can do this by going to the layers box, clicking on "background," and clicking on the red X.

Here's a pic:
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If it turned out like this, you did it right:
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10.) Save it to a png file.

Just click OK:
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And vuala! You now have a transparent avvie that you can leave the way it is or do something else with it.


Here's the end product:
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If you have any questions, feel free to VM me or post them on this thread.
Please post YOUR results here!

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Old 04-09-2010, 10:23 PM
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Lol ik how to do this but nice thread girly! Rep pointttt it's also easier if you get the magic wand a put it on the background and adjust the tolerance to help and then use the scissorrrrssssss

Man it told me i can'tgive you any more till I give other people some D: lol
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:30 PM
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Default How to add a Background.

Now, if you want to have a background, do steps 1-8 and then STOP.

9.) The ninth step in putting in a background is to click on the "background layer" again.

As such:
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10) Paste your pic!

If this comes up, just click "expand canvas." You can always adjust it later.
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Here's what it did to mine:
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10.) Adjust!

I just made it longer and moved my character.
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11.) Add some touches! Add font, beams, etc.
NOTE~ If you add font, make sure you add a new layer and then do your font on the new layer! If you need help adding font, please VM me.


12.) Save as a png file.
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This message will appear. Click on "flatten."
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Here's my final result!
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:41 PM
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you're so helpful! this can help a lot of people

I tried to give you rep but it says I need to spread more around :-/
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:52 PM
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:54 PM
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Okay Abby, so for yours I just toned down the tolerance and erased the rest by hand.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:28 AM
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i have paint.net , maybe i will to do this
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:35 PM
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Question: how do you make it transparent if you DONT have paint.net?
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:29 PM
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View Post Originally Posted by rosaliehale13
Question: how do you make it transparent if you DONT have paint.net?

Hmmmmm, the only way is to get another software or find a website :/
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