In this lesson You will learn how to make a background transparent and
then show an example of your own.
Let's get started, Shall we?
(Please note this process will only work as long as none of the
background colour appears in the image, as this will remove that colour
There a few ways
to do Transparency, I find this method works for me very well.
You get the
dreaded coloured background
Open the image
in Animation Shop
when you select
replace colour, you get this box
If you have more
than 1 frame select ALL FRAMES
Paint Dropper Tool and click on the coloured background (in this case
The OLD COLOUR
BOX will turn to the colour of your background.
Your image will
now be Transparent
You may find you
have to zoom in and clean up the odd stray pixel with your eraser.
To save your
image as transparent, you have to go to FILE and open a new canvas,
click on your image to highlight it and go to EDIT-COPY. Then
highlight your new canvas and go to EDIT- PASTE-PASTE INTO SELECTED
your new box and insert your image into it. Crop to size and save as
your image is being added to an animation that has more than 1
frame you need to duplicate your new canvas to the same amount of
frames, and to SELECT ALL each time before COPY and PASTE.
Remember....don't forget to show your Before and After Work.