I have dragged an image from a website into Photoshop 7.0 in a transparent layer, but the image still has a white background.

How can I make the background of a dragged image transparent? I have tried to select it, then delete the white area. It worked but I don't want to do it manually.

  • What programming language do you use and what code have you tried already?
    – rightfold
    Jul 19 '11 at 12:36
  • @Mary this is the wrong place to ask a question about Photoshop. Try photo.stackexchange.com
    – Tom Styles
    Jul 19 '11 at 12:39
  • thanks but the site it does not accept the email address eventhough my address is correct, it says invalide email address
    – Mary
    Jul 19 '11 at 12:50

Use the Magic Wand tool, set it to about 32, click in the white area and press delete.

You may need to change the layer so that it isn't a background layer (it will be labeled "Background".) To change it just double click the layer and accept the default name.

  • Thank you ... over a year-and-a-half-later, but it helped me solve my issue! Jan 27 '13 at 18:35

Select the layer with magic wand tool (press shift for multi selection) then inverse select and cut the rest of image to make background transparent...

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