Pasting text with a transparent background from Excel to Photoshop

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Working in Windows. I have a table in Excel.  I would like to copy and past JUST THE TEXT from Excel into my project in photoshop.  I have selected "no fill" in Excel and clicked on every single thing I can think of to indicate that I do not want a white background to go with my text when it is pasted to photoshop.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Have you tried? Edit > Paste Special > Paste Without Formatting


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It does not give me that option. I have even pasted into word and moved from word with no luck either.

 

When I use "Numbers" on MAC, it moves over no sweat, no background just text, but I am working on a PC and for some reason I just can't lose the white background.

 

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Sounds like you're grabbing a screenshot. 

You can use Blend If to drop out the white:

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See attached PSD.


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I could magic wand it but white will still show up inside letters and some numbers.  I just want to copy and paste the text into a project on photoshop without a background.

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Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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@defaultwdgt4ywytikj 

In this screen shot you have the Move tool selected. It's coming in as "Layer 6", which is a pixel layer, not a Type layer. What happens if you use the Type tool instead? Try both of these to see which works best:

  • Click an insertion point and paste (Point text)
  • Drag a text frame and paste (Paragraph text)

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Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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Also note that once you get the text to work, Photoshop does not support tables or tab stops, as it's primary function is an image editor. 

  • Tables are supported in InDesign.
  • Tabs are supported in InDesign and Illustrator.

 

In Photoshop you can press the tab key multiple times (which is a horror anyplace else!), but you cannot set a tab stop or create center, right, or decimal tab stops. All tabs stops are left-aligned.

 

Jane

 

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Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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Try This, Its works for me 

 

Just save the word or excel to pdf and import the pdf file to the photoshop

 

and the file will be ready to move or edit as you wish

 

enjoy!

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