Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Photoshop and Dundjinni

If you know me at all, you know I'm the Rain Man of computers without all the gambling ability. I barely know how to fill out this blog much less do anything with Photoshop. So I was wondering if anyone out there know much about it and can help me out. 

I'm trying to create some objects for Dunjinni with Photoshop because I think that's what they all use over there to make them. The problem is, when I make an object, it retains the lovely white background that I created the picture on. How do I go about creating an object, in this case a post-apocalyptic building, and get rid of the back ground so I can place it as an object in Dundjinni?

This is an example of what I'm trying to do, but I always get stuck with a white field around the building.

Just curious if anyone has any ideas or useful links

5 comments:

  1. When you are first setting up a new document in PShop, you have the option to make the background Transparent.

    You may also want to simply try and use the Magic Wand tool, and select the white and Delete or Cut it, possibly leaving a transparent background (although it is risky in that it could affect the image itself).

    If you need more assistance, e-mail me (my profile lists my e-mail).

    Best to you, Brian,

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  2. I'm not familiar with Dundjinni and the last version of Photoshop I've used is 7, pretty ancient, but this link might be help - probably best to create the transparency layer first and then add other content.

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  3. zb: I can't believe I made my Initiative roll! :D
    --Nice link. :)

    Brian: Check your e-mail. You have a present. :)

    Best,

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  4. Or better yet, get the image, copy it to a new layer. Add a transparent layer under it and then add a levels setting to the new copy layer to make it ONLY black and white. Use the magic wand to select all the white in the copy layer. Then make the new layer invisible, hit the original and erase all the white.

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