This page demonstrates how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a transparent area in a GIF image, for example, to create a transparent background.
|This image has no transparency - the background is white. As long as the image is on a white background there's no problem - it looks transparent anyway.|
|If the image is placed on a coloured background, the lack of transparency becomes obvious.|
|If the white background is made transparent the image will blend nicely into (almost) any coloured background.|
|If necessary, zoom in on the image so you can clearly see the edges.
Using the magic wand or lasso tool, select the area you want to be transparent.
Note: You may want to experiment a few times with the tolerance and anti-aliasing settings to get just the right selection.
|Hit the Delete button. The selected area is removed and a checkered background becomes visible. This background is not part of the image — it is there to show you which parts of the image will be transparent.|