Tutorial: Saving as a .png with Photoshop
Screenshots are Photoshop CS but applicable to any version.
In digital scrapbooking .png files are used a great deal as they retain transparency of the background.
Say, for example you had this fine, black cat which you wished to use as a sort of stamp on a layout – as it is it has a square of grey surrounding it.
Step 1 - Open your Black Cat.jpg in Photoshop,
and duplicate this layer. Now switch off its “eye”
in the layer palette.
Now that you have the background removed you will need to save it as a .png to preserve the transparency.
File > Save As, select .png from the menu on
the new screen (at this stage be sure to save in a folder where
you will know where to find it again!)
For a printable version of this tutorial, click here
© 2005 Meryl Bartho