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Hello, I'm not very experienced with Photoshop, so I hope someone can help. I'm using Photoshop 7 on a Macintosh running MacOS 10.2.8. I'm trying to create a gif for a website. The gif is simply three typed words using a special font, but I need them to have a transparent background. They will be inserted on a webpage with a color background. Even though I thought I was creating my photoshop doent with a transparent background, the background of the gif show up white when inserted on the webpage. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Is this ...

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    Default How can I make a transparent background on a gif of text?

    Hello,

    I'm not very experienced with Photoshop, so I hope someone can help. I'm using Photoshop 7 on a Macintosh running MacOS 10.2.8. I'm trying to create a gif for a website. The gif is simply three typed words using a special font, but I need them to have a transparent background. They will be inserted on a webpage with a color background. Even though I thought I was creating my photoshop doent with a transparent background, the background of the gif show up white when inserted on the webpage. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Is this even possible?

    Thanks for your help.

    Alice
    Alice_Murray@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How can I make a transparent background on a gif of text?

    Did you use Save for Web? There's a checkbox for Transparency in the Save for Web dialog.
    Ed_Hannigan@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How can I make a transparent background on a gif of text?

    'mornin', Ed.

    Up walkin' the dog?

    Odd hour for you, leastways in my recollection...
    Phosphor@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I'm always up early. I'm on the East Coast y'know. Already at work.
    Ed_Hannigan@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How can I make a transparent background on a gif of text?

    I did use Save for Web. I don't see a checkbox for transparency though. I thought it should be there. Any ideas?
    Alice_Murray@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How can I make a transparent background on a gif of text?

    It's on the left underneath Diffusion. You do have gif selected in the dropdown, right? It won't be there for jpg.
    Ed_Hannigan@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How can I make a transparent background on a gif of text?

    Ed,

    I didn't have gif selected. It was set on jpeg. Once I selected gif, everything worked fine. Thank you so much for your help.

    Alice
    Alice_Murray@adobeforums.com Guest

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