View Full Version : W.I.P. Advice needed please.

09-22-2002, 08:21 PM
Hi Folks,

I started this one using Photoshop V5 and Painter V 5.5 some time ago, I feel I must finish it but, I've made a mistake in that I didn't do a background layer. Now I'm not too brilliant with layers, just learning at the moment, and my version of Painter doesn't support layers, they are called floaters, similar to layers, but if you are not careful tend to get white overlaps, so I use photoshop for the layers, then take it into Painter for the art work. Am I making sense here?

My question is how do I add that background layer, I've tried and tried, but still cannot get the hang of it, any help you can give me will be so much appreciated, thanks in advance.


09-22-2002, 09:10 PM
I know in Photoshop you can add a layer, hide all the other layers by turning them off, then drag the new layer down to be the first layer, fill with color, then turn on the other layers. This will now be your background. Lock this layer also if you don't want any changes to it.:cat:

The magic wand tool will remove the white.

09-22-2002, 09:35 PM
This is a lovely composition :D Looking forward to seeing more of the process :)

09-22-2002, 11:05 PM
I know what you mean about floaters. I seldom use them because they are so frustrating and counter intuitive, so I can't help you there. But I do have a work around. Here is a link to a freeware filter called "Eliminate White" (http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/01zwd3/eliminate_white.htm). When you install and run this filter it deletes all of the white in the image, rendering the former white areas transparent. I have mostly used it in Photoshop, but it works in Painter as well.


09-23-2002, 07:24 PM
Thanks so much folks for the helpful advice, and thanks Digi for the link, will give that one a try for sure.