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Thank you for this tip, Britt - I'm definitely going to check it out!

-Natalya


On Dec 6, 2013, at 5:31 PM, Britt Griswold wrote:

> If you are removing white backgrounds from black line art by using the magic want selection tool, that is very likely to "eat" your fine detail.  I have been using a PSD Action that I acquired on the web some years ago that removes the white component of an image leaving the color on a transparent layer. Of course this assumes you can make your paper pure white in the scan of the art...
> 
> Do a Google search on "PSD Action Transparency White" to find some links for this.
> 
> Britt
> 
> On 12/6/13 11:57 AM, Natalya Zahn wrote:
>> Linda, not to sidetrack or consume too much more of your time, but could you explain the method
>> Ikumi showed you that you mention here:
>> 
>>> I already have the file as grayscale pixels on a layer with no background color, just the
>>> checkerboard pattern. I get that by a slightly different method, by selecting pixels through
>>> Channels. (a simple method that Ikumi taught me!)
>> 
>> A lot of the linework I'm currently creating is quite fine, and between inverting it to white, and
>> removing the background, some of the detail can get lost. I wonder if this alternate "channel"
>> method preserves more of the artwork?
>> 
>> Please answer this at your leisure! :)
>> 
>> Thx,
>> -Natalya
> 
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