I opened an image as follows. You can see it has a transparent background:
Then I click Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy the image. Click menu File->New.... In the dialog I select Clipboard and click "Create":
In the new document window, I click Ctrl-V and I got this.
As you can see, the image itself was pasted as expected, but the background are all white. I hope that the background can be copied as well, that is, the checkerboard in the source image which represents transparency. So, what is the correct operation to copy and paste in Photoshop with transparent background preserved? Or, if it is not possible, how can I convert the white background to transparency (i.e., checkerboard)? Thank you.
PS: I am using Photoshop CC 2019 on Windows 10.
PS2: I have spent a couple of days trying to learn to use Photoshop by paying and watching an online tutorial, but after so many days, the tutorial still refrains from telling me how to do it (even Ctrl-A was guessed out from other Windows software convention), so I'm out of patience and ask here.
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Not sure what you're trying to do. Your image is already on a transparent background. Why are you pasting it onto a new document with a solid background?
I have the same problem. I made an image with a transparent background, and am trying to copy>paste it into power point (or any other document). The background always changes to white when I paste it. How to preserve the transparency?
"The background always changes to white when I paste it."
Then don't copy & paste it. Use the insert command and go directly to the named file on your hard drive.
I have the same problem and believe I didn't have it in the past. Copy-Paste is a very common action for me, I don't desire to save every file and then import it again if my layers are already transparent to begin with. Somewhere, Photoshop decided to add a white background within the copy-paste process. I think there must be a fix within the program.
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For a transparent document, go to File > New and select Background Contents: Transparent.
No, it's not. Paint.net (program, not a website as the name suggests) has no problem doing this. It's a photoshop issue.
Win 10 PS v23.3.1
I can't easily replicate the problem, if at all.
What should also work is holding alt and drag that layer to the "new layer" icon.
You'll get this (pick New) and dimensions/transparency will stay.