How to Make a Transparent PNG With Photoshop
To make a transparent PNG with Photoshop you must first make your image file transparent in a separate process. After you have a transparent image file, you can convert it to a PNG image file and take advantage of the smaller file size and increased compatibility with Web browsers.
Things You’ll Need:
- Adobe Photoshop
Open Adobe Photoshop. Once Photoshop is running, click on the “File” menu from the top panel. Select “Open” and choose the image file you would like to convert.
Change your image to RBG format if it is not already. Click “Image” from the panel menu, and then go to “Mode” and change to “RBG color.”
Make your image file transparent if it is not already. You can use either the magic wand tool or the magic eraser tool.
Make an image transparent using the magic wand or lasso tool. Click the left mouse button and drag to select the desired area of transparency. Once you have selected the proper area, hit the backspace or delete key.
Use the magic eraser tool to create a transparent image. Click and hold the eraser tool icon, and select “Magic Eraser” when the menu pops up. Click the color on the image that you want to make transparent. You can set the tolerance, located near the top of the screen, to a lower number if the magic eraser removed too many pixels.
Save the image file as a PNG image. Click “File” and select “Save As.” Select PNG for the file type and click the “OK” button.