Background and colour

Community Beginner ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Afternoon all, 

Hope you all doing well, and can please assist me.

Please help, I need to remove the background of both these.

  1. Picture 1 I managed to remove background, but only if I change it to black and white and then with inverse selection. I saved the jpg to pdf first

- How can I then get the original colours back, but keep my transparent background? As I cant seem to delete the background with colours still intact. or is there another easier way.

- Is it better to keep as jpg, or rather change to pdf when doing the transparent background?

 

  1. Picture 2 is hand drawing, which I have not even started with yet. But need to also remove white background. or all white, and then enhance the colours on it.

Thank you

 

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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I recommend you save all images with Layers/Transparency as psd, psb or tif. 

jpg has no transparency. 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Thank you,

I was searching through the archives. There was a killwhite plugin people could use before, but it is not available anymore? do you perhaps have an alternative way for me to delete all white background please.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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You can try using Remove Background from Properties panel. Mz advice is to try using Advanced Blending options, press Alt and click+drag left part inward as shown on screenshot below. You may need and some tutorial to understand how things work.

remove white bgr ps.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Ond can emulate »unpremultiplying« with a fairly convoluted Blending combination. 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Thank you,appreciate your time. I am trying to replicate what you have done, and can only follow to the Blend if.  I will try some more. I can see I will need to learn more about these features. Thanks

 

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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The set-up is a bit complex and hinges on the Blend Mode Color Burn, a Blend If based on all three channels and Knockout Layers. 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Thank you so much Bojan!

That is awesome! I tried it and it worked!

Now my last question, if you dont mind. If I want to darken some of the sketch lines, what would you suggest please. I suppose it would be better to darken or enhance the colours first before deleting the white.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Bojan,

I did what you showed me, and it clears the white space, making the back transparent, but when I export, it still shows a background. What am I doing wrong?

 

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LEGEND ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Perhaps you export as JPEG? If so, Do not, we have said. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Export as PNG with transparency turned on or save as TIFF and ensure that you do not have any underlying layer in document with white color.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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Hi Bojan, I did the tranparency with your method on blenf if , and saved it has .PNG. but still shows a background.

Please see attached. I am sorry to bother so with this. But I really need to get this right. Thank you

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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Which command you use to save? Can you post screenshot with Layers panel visible before atempting to save and screenshot of Save or Export dialogue.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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Bojan, please see my steps below. I have attached the sketch again as a result. Do you think it is just the picture?, that maybe makes it so difficult, I tried this method with my 2nd picture I uploaded  first day, and it worked perfectly. And if it is the picture, should I turn it black and white and remove the white then? but how can I get the same colour back again afterwards, I suppose with layers, but not sure about the steps.  Thank you

 

1.Background layer.PNG

1.New layer from background.PNG

2. New layer from background,.PNG

3. Blend if.PNG

4. Export PNG.PNG

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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After exporting PNG reopen it in Photoshop and post screenshot. I can not guaranty that exported image is not with transparent background because some other app or viewer may show its background below. 

 

Just quick note: checkerboard which represents transparency in Photoshop will not travel with image, that is just Photoshop way (one of possible solutions) of saying to us that background or areas on image are transparent. If you place that image in some other app or upload to site that checkerboard will go away and image will be surrounded by application or page background color.

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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How will you be using the images?

What will they be placed on top of?

Did you produce the images, or do you know the person who did produce them?  I'm asking this question as I would be tempted to reproduce the first image, at least, from scratch.  Is that something you could do?  How close would it need to be to the original?  It would be an interesting project and excellent practice with Photoshop.

 

The second image depends on how you need to use it.  It could be as simple as using a blend mode and perhaps a curves layer to increase contrast and saturate the colours.  It all makes a difference to how you would go about it.

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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HI Trevor, thank you. I want to print on a shirt. They are not my sketches. Can you please tell me how to best delete the white from the drawing with the blend mode as you suggested above. or if I make it black and white, then delete white, and bring the colour back somehow, can that be done? Many thanks

 

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