Originally posted by CI-Ia0s:
**Can I have "personalized" version? Sorry, but that was a bit hard to follow. I have a fire graphic that is in Photoshop format. I also have 5 or 6 PCT (or PNG, forget which) variations.
Assuming your file has Photoshop layers with transparency, this technique should work. For example, you have a layer of an anti-aliased bush. If you just put it on a white background, there will be fringes around the edges. Let's pretend that this bush is going to be a stamp for a dirt tile, we would want the semi-transparent pixels that make up the anti-aliasing to be over a brown background so it stamps well over the dirt. So, I'll go over the instructions again in a bit more detail, but lets assume you have one layer with semi-transparent edges. For dammy, this was semi-transparent green lines to make grass around the edges of a a rock.
Make a duplicate of your first layer. You should now have two layers with semi-transparent edges.
Make a background layer. This should be a color similar to the color you will be laying the stamp over. If I was laying it over a grass tile, I'd want it to be green. If I was laying it over dirt, I'd want a brown color.
Duplicate the background layer. So you should have two background layers.
Select the background copy. Link it with the copy of the semi-transparent layer.
Merge the linked layers.
Now, go to Image>Adjustments>Threshold.
You will see that it has converted the merged layer to two colors (black and white). Set the slider to a level that provides a good boundary between what was the semi-transparent layer and the background.
Select, with the wand, the area that was outside the semi-transparent layer. In the previous example, it was the black area.
Now that you have a selection, delete the merged layer (the one that's black and white). You should be back to two layers, one that is anti-aliased, and a background.
Select the semi-transparent layer. Delete the area that is in the selection.
Select the background layer. Delete the area within the selection again.
Make a white layer and put it beneath the other layers. You are finished, save it as a PICT or whatever.
I think that's about as clear as I can make it. If you have any trouble on any of the particular instructions, ask me here.
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