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Author Topic: Transparency for signature  (Read 655 times)

dvally

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Transparency for signature
« on: January 11, 2016, 10:53:32 AM »
Hi - I have been trying to figure out how to do something in Screenshot Captor and haven't been able to find a solution. My apologies if this has already been covered, but trying to search (with my search logic) did not bring up any fruitful info.

I have scanned my signature and after cropping to just the area around my signature I want the back ground to be transparent so when I paste it, only the signature shows and not the white background. Is there an easy way to "fill" the canvas as transparent? Or some other way to accomplish this? If I haven't explained clearly please let me know and I'll try to clarify.  :)

I am working with a .png file. Thanks in advance for any  assistance.

dvally

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Re: Transparency for signature
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 05:18:19 PM »
Easier to do with a proper image editing tool, but you CAN do it from SC.

Go to Edit menu, then Selection Mode, then choose "Magic wand - Exclusive" or you could try "Magic wand - Global", and then click on a background area.
This should select the BACKGROUND around the signature.

Now you'll need to INVERT the selection to choose only your signature part, so go to Edit menu, Select, INVERT selection.

Then you can hit the CROP button (or choose menu Edit, Crop to selection).

That should do it.

Be prepared to undo if it doesn't :)

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Re: Transparency for signature
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 08:46:59 PM »
Thanks Mouser - I found another way to do this. SSC is such a versatile tool, I assumed it would make this task easy to do, Thanks for making SSC as it is a GREAT tool for almost anything!