Make selection transparent

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Water Cooler v2
Jan 20, 2008
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I selected and area I wanted to make transparent, with the magic wand, and hit the Delete key, like I always used to do, expecting that the selection would become transparent. Instead, it turns black.

Kindly help.

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nomail
Jan 20, 2008
Water Cooler v2 wrote:

I selected and area I wanted to make transparent, with the magic wand, and hit the Delete key, like I always used to do, expecting that the selection would become transparent. Instead, it turns black.

1: Make sure that you are working on a real layer, not the background layer.

2: Make sure that there is no other (black) layer beneath the one you are working on.


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Toobi-Won Kenobi
Jan 21, 2008
"Water Cooler v2" wrote in message
I selected and area I wanted to make transparent, with the magic wand, and hit the Delete key, like I always used to do, expecting that the selection would become transparent. Instead, it turns black.
Kindly help.

The background layer is "locked" by default, to delete pixels from this layer, (not a good idea, work on a copy of the layer, ctrl+j to copy))it need to be unlocked.
Alt+mose click on the name "background" layer. To save the file as transparent, don’t save as a JPG, use PNG. TWK

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