okay, so there always seems to be people asking how to save dolls as
transparent gifs in phtoshop, so here's my ULTRA quick tutorial. it
leads on from my 'preparing a base' tutorial, as it's made on my 300x300
convention transparent canvas. this tutorial done with a couple doll
with a base by
step one: SO, you've finished your doll, you're really happy with
it, BUT it's on this HUGE canvas that you don't need, it's on
about a zillion layers, what do you do??
step two: okay, what you do? well, making sure that you are on
a layer that is turned on, all you need to do is go Select ->
All, or press ctrl+a (apple+a on a mac), which will select the
step three: then, with the entire canvas selected, go Edit ->
Copy Merged, or shift+ctrl+c (apple+ctrl+c on a mac). this copies
EVERYTHING on all layers that is selected.
then you need to go File -> New, or ctrl+n (apple+n on a mac).
make sure that you've got your contents setting on 'transparent'
in the new image palette. DO NOT change the size settings of the
new canvas - it will automatically be the same size as whatever
you have on yuor clipboard, which is at the moment your doll!
step four: okay, now all you need to do is go Edit -> Paste
(ctrl+v on your keyboard or apple+v on a mac) and your doll will
automatically paste to EXACTLY fit your new transparent canvas.
now all you have to do is go File -> Save, or ctrl+s (apple+s
on a mac), make sure you pick 'compuserve gif' in your 'Save As'
options and you've got a transparent doll:
<- voila!! ;)