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JRDII  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:26:34 PM(UTC)
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I am trying to import my own plants. I have prepared them in Photoshop and remove the background. Within Photoshop, moving them to other pictures, it is working properly. When importing them to Punch, The background area is showing up. I tried making the background black and it still shows up. I have tried tif, jpg, png and bmp with no luck. I have also tried others that I downloaded. I know I must be doing something wrong. Any help out there? Thanks

Jerome
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:31:32 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:57:26 PM(UTC)
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Sorry, this would be version 21 Essentials
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:23:15 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

I will be glad to help, but I'll need more information regarding the issue.

Originally Posted by: JRDII Go to Quoted Post
Within Photoshop, moving them to other pictures, it is working properly. When importing them to Punch, The background area is showing up

How did you remove the background? Did you mask it?


Originally Posted by: JRDII Go to Quoted Post
When importing them to Punch, The background area is showing up.

What process did you use to import?


Originally Posted by: JRDII Go to Quoted Post
I tried making the background black and it still shows up.

Did you use black 0,0,0?

Also, in addition of the information above, if possible, can you share the masked plant that you are trying to import?
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:15:14 PM(UTC)
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(How did you remove the background? Did you mask it?)
I manually did it with the background eraser.


(When importing them to Punch, The background area is showing up.)
The background is showing up a light gray. The image portion looks fine.


(What process did you use to import?)
I did the following:
File
Import
Plant to library
Then just followed the steps



(Did you use black 0,0,0?)

I used the black they have on the tool bar at the left. black/white tiles

Croton 1.png (429kb) downloaded 1 time(s).


I attached a png with the background removed
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:50:04 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

I opened your image with Photoshop and yes, in this program I see the plant with a transparent background.

However, in Punch, only the color black RGB 0,0,0 renders transparent. So, in order to import and render the plant to the program, you need to add a black background to the image.

If you are interested, my eBook for Punch V21 (Windows) includes an entire chapter called "Setting, Optimizing, and Importing Pictures" with detailed tutorials and tips about importing plants and textures, backgrounds, etc.

Hope this helps.






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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:06:26 PM(UTC)
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Ok, now I seen how I see what I did wrong. I thought I had it in true black and I was wrong. After manually changing it in the settings It now works. Thankyou very much. I will defiantly look into you book.

Jerome
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:23:42 PM(UTC)
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You're welcome! ThumpUp

Glad to know that the problem is solved.

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