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Removing background from a translucent (see-through) image

Jan 23, 2012, 17:45
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Removing background from a translucent (see-through) image
Can someone tell me how to remove a background from a translucid/see-through image (where the background can be partly seen behind the image). I included an example in an attachment.

I am able to render anything around the image itself to transparency (using the alpha channel, selection tools, etc.). But in translucent images such as in my example, that leaves what is "behind" the image (that brown stuff in this case).

I have been unable to find an appropriate tutorial to help me with this. If anyone here can help me out, even if it's just a little nudge in the right direction, it would really help because I have no idea what to do. All I know is that it somehow involves channels and layer masks.

Thanks!


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Jan 23, 2012, 21:42
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RE: Removing background from a translucent (see-through) image
To answer your question, I don't want to replace the background with anything. I just want it gone. Well, I guess you could say I want to replace it with transparency.

I guess if I used your first solution I could get the color and opacity right by fiddling around with it...
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Jan 23, 2012, 23:06
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RE: Removing background from a translucent (see-through) image
Yeah, pretty much.
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Jan 23, 2012, 23:32
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RE: Removing background from a translucent (see-through) image
I see. Thank you very much for taking the time to help! It's much appreciated.
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