How do I export a file and retain a transparent background
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 6:04pm
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I want to export a TIFF file as an image with the green screen totally transparent.
When I open in Photoshop it has a black background.
Also, will this program allow exporting with separate layers?
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 9:19pm
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Hey John, Photoshop does a weirdness with the TIFF files, wherein it assigns the transparency info to an alpha channel. Open it in any other program and the transparency will automatically how, but in Photoshop you have to use the alpha channel to remove the BG again. No idea why Photoshop does this. However, export from PhotoKey to PNG and the transparency works fine.
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 10:10pm
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Thank you for your help!
It worked perfectly!
Posted: Thu, 27th Jan 2011, 9:08pm
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this behaviour does affect adobe indesign as well. that is odd! so one either has to open the file in photoshop and convert it as mentioned or use the png-format. isn't there any solution for this?