Photo Lesson 3

using Selection, layers, Creating a transparent png



Create a new image and check the box for a transparent background

You will end up with a blank canvas that looks like the image below - the gray and white squares represent transparency - like clear glass

Use the pickachu image below to pratice with.
Go ahead and download it by right-clicking on the image and saving it.
Then, in Pixlr, go ahead and open the image.

You should now have 2 images open in Pixlr - one transparent, and one pikachu


Next step - use the selection tool and draw around the pikachu image.
The selection bar is the 2nd tool down on the left
When you draw you will see dots that show the area you are selecting

Now you will copy the area you selected and add it to the transparent image
On the pikachu image - Choose Edit - Copy
Go to the transparent image - Choose Edit - Paste
Put your cursor over the Move Tool (top of the second row)
Choose Edit - Free Transform
You now move, resize, and rotate the image - hit enter when you are ready

Now you can remove the white area of the picture
Use the Magic Wand tool - click on the colors to take out (in this case: white)
Once the color is removed you can save the image as a PNG file & use it in an animation project


 

Assignment for Photo Lesson 3

  • Create a png of the pikachu image
  • Create another png of your own choosing
  • Journal Post for Lesson 3 with both images