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A specific color to transparent

Jan 2, 2012, 18:09 (This post was last modified: Jan 2, 2012 18:09 by ofnuts.)
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RE: A specific color to transparent
(Jan 2, 2012 17:15)quailrancher Wrote:  Serves me right for using the quick reply.
Worked for me... make sure that the background color is properly selected (red ellipse), and if not, use the color picker on the background:

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Otherwise I didn't see anything weird in your file. This is one case where the Color select tool (Bycolorselect) is better than the wand (Fuzzyselect), even if this picture has a few left-overs from a previous life (it likely had a shadow(*)).

Final file in attachment, took all of 20 seconds:

- Color select
- click background
- Select/Grow
- Color to alpha
- Click color tab
- Click color picker
- Click background
- OK, OK
- done.

So despite the attached file I'd recommend that you try yourself just to get convinced I have no magical powers or a special version of Gimp.

(*) The Honda guys(**) love to think that all HD owners have a Shadow... Smile
(**) Not me, I have three tuning forks tattooed on my brain.

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Jan 4, 2012, 03:58
Post: #17
RE: A specific color to transparent
(Jan 2, 2012 18:09)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Jan 2, 2012 17:15)quailrancher Wrote:  Serves me right for using the quick reply.
Worked for me... make sure that the background color is properly selected (red ellipse), and if not, use the color picker on the background:



Otherwise I didn't see anything weird in your file. This is one case where the Color select tool (Bycolorselect) is better than the wand (Fuzzyselect), even if this picture has a few left-overs from a previous life (it likely had a shadow(*)).

Final file in attachment, took all of 20 seconds:

- Color select
- click background
- Select/Grow
- Color to alpha
- Click color tab
- Click color picker
- Click background
- OK, OK
- done.

So despite the attached file I'd recommend that you try yourself just to get convinced I have no magical powers or a special version of Gimp.

(*) The Honda guys(**) love to think that all HD owners have a Shadow... Smile
(**) Not me, I have three tuning forks tattooed on my brain.

Thanks. It looks great, and the step by step means even I can do it, maybe.. Now I have to study so I can use layers effectively.
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