Change Canvas to Transparent Pixels

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pmind
Apr 13, 2006
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Hi Everyone,
When I make a selection from a path on an image and delete the rest of the pixels in my image by inverting the selection, I’m left with a white canvas. Typically, I would have to copy the remaining pixels to a new document if I wanted to have a transparent canvas. Is it possible to change the canvas from white (or any other color) to transparent pixels without creating a new document. Not a real big deal, but it would be less for me to keep track of. Thanks, Paul.
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edjh
Apr 13, 2006
pmind wrote:
Hi Everyone,
When I make a selection from a path on an image and delete the rest of the pixels in my image by inverting the selection, I’m left with a white canvas. Typically, I would have to copy the remaining pixels to a new document if I wanted to have a transparent canvas. Is it possible to change the canvas from white (or any other color) to transparent pixels without creating a new document. Not a real big deal, but it would be less for me to keep track of. Thanks, Paul.
Put the object on a new layer, Ctrl-J and trash the Background. Or make the Background a layer by double-clicking on it in the Layers palette and delete the unwanted pixels.


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pmind
Apr 13, 2006
Thanks, but the image still appears to have a white canvas when I use this technique, I would like to see the transparency checker board behind my image after deleting the unwanted pixels. Paul.
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noone
Apr 13, 2006
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Thanks, but the image still appears to have a white canvas when I use this technique, I would like to see the transparency checker board behind my image after deleting the unwanted pixels. Paul.

How is Transparency depicted in your Edit>Preferences>Transparency… setting? If you followed edjh’s steps, you should see the "checkerboard," unless you have that display turned off in your Transparency Pref.

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Tacit
Apr 14, 2006
In article ,
"pmind" wrote:

Thanks, but the image still appears to have a white canvas when I use this technique, I would like to see the transparency checker board behind my image after deleting the unwanted pixels. Paul.

Look closely at your Layers palette. Make absolutely sure you do not have a layer called "Background" in italics.


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