Working with Transparency

Working with Transparency

Understanding transparency is a key step for many photo editing projects, from simple picture frames and collages to creating web graphics and complex composite images. This series of tutorials will give you a basic understanding of transparency and review many of the PaintShop Pro tools that will allow you to create transparency by removing backgrounds and extracting objects from your photos.

Understanding Transparency in PaintShop Pro

In this tutorial we’ll introduce you to the basics of transparency in PaintShop Pro and demonstrate how it is used in a few simple photo editing projects.

Removing Single Color Backgrounds with the PNG Optimizer

Need an image with a transparent background? Here’s a quick and easy way to remove a single-color background using PaintShop Pro’s PNG Optimizer.

How to Cut Out Shapes and Text

This tutorial will teach you how to use the Shape and Text Cutter tools to crop your photos into shape or text objects with transparent backgrounds.

Creating Transparent Backgrounds with the Background Eraser

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Background Eraser to remove the background of a photo, creating a transparent background you can fill with a new photo.

How to Change a Photo Background with Fine Detail

Learn how to use the Selection tool and light filters to cut out your subjects from one background and place them on a new background.

Your Guide to Photo Background Change

This tutorial will show you how use the Background Eraser to remove the background from an image and replace it with the background of another image.

Working with Transparency

This tutorial will show you how to use the Background Eraser tool in PaintShop Pro to make areas of an image transparent.

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