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May 10, 2007
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Transparent BG Tutorial by reapersun Transparent BG Tutorial by reapersun
Just a quick tutorial I threw together to explain in detail how to save an image with no background :D

Note: DA doesn't fully support images without backgrounds and will fill them in with a black background in compressed versions. However download and full view usually still look alright, and most other websites will display them properly (photobucket, etc).
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Fritsa-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm just wondering if anyone else's transparent background vanishes when viewed as a print or an art gift? Mine becomes pixelated black squares.
VegasBerry123 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG thank you so much!!! You're a life saver!!! :D :tighthug:
ReUnlisted Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful, but I have a weird problem...when I upload to dA (with the transparent bg and everything) the thumbnail of the deviation background comes up D: Also, it has unwanted markings here and there which shouldn't even make sense because png. doesn't show it at all. :( Any suggestions, like does this wear off in a short time, or is something up? ><
DarkArtsWolf7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thank ya, forgot to save as .PNG. :)
Sheeda123 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally! it worked! :D thank you so much, i've been looking for this everywere! :hug:
LL-c Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOhhh! so it has to be .PNG! I always saved it as .JPG and even though It showed no background on Photoshop, it made a white bg once I saved it as .JPG. Now I know, thanks!
GreenDayHomeBoi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you SOOOOOOO much! I've tried like every other way and none of them work!
owlstorm14 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Although I have one question. It asks me whether or not I want to interlace it. Should I interlace it?
VladimirMacHolzraum Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interlacing doesn't affect the final image, just the way it looks when only partially loaded in a browser.

An un-interlaced image will just load from the top down, whereas an interlaced image will load a rough thumbnail at first and then progressively step up the quality.
owlstorm14 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you (:
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