A Short Video On An Easy Peezy Way To Create An Invisible Background For Your Avatar or Facebook Banner or Whatever You Choose!

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Hi Everybody,

This my first demo video. I’m having trouble playing it in it in Firefox but it plays in Internet Explorer. I’d like some feed back on the “playability” if possible. Thanks in advance.

Here is a quick video on how to create a transparent background for your image for your avatar or a body shot for your Facebook panel or any image choose.  There are many different ways to do it, but in my opinion, this is very easy. I didn’t go into layers, or showing the many options to complete the same task. This tutorial is designed to show a few simple steps so you can save a little money if you can’t pay a designer to do it for you…or at least not yet!

I’m using Photoshop, but If you don’t have Photoshop, here are a couple of suggestions so you can download a free software programs that do virtually everything Photoshop can do. One is  called GIMP.  I highly recommend it if you don’t have Photoshop. Google GIMP, and you’ve got it! Another is found can be found at pixlr.com I highly recommend either of those if Photoshop is too pricey for you. (It cost a few hundred dollars).

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6 thoughts on “A Short Video On An Easy Peezy Way To Create An Invisible Background For Your Avatar or Facebook Banner or Whatever You Choose!

  1. John Gaydon says:

    Hi Raena,

    Your video is great, but you haven’t embedded the code properly in your blog. We do need transparent backgrounds when putting banners and logos together. I am gonig to finally ahve to think about getting photoshop
    !

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi John,
      Thanks for the review. You are my first viewer. I just made a note to everyone about that so I’ll get that squared away. This method is so much better than the way I used to do it. There is a lot of features on Photoshop and it is a hefty program for most people, including me! As I noted, the GIMP is a freebie and there are couple of others that work just fine for most people. Keep in mind Photoshop is in the hundreds of $$ so unless you are a pro, it may not be worth the spend…something to think about. Thanks a lot!

  2. Hi Raena!

    Great tutorial. I use Photoshop and you can just hit the DEL key after selecting the area to delete it and use the ERASER tool to hit places the magic wand tool missed. For hard to reach areas its best to use the PEN TOOL 🙂

    Great to see you using Photoshop as it can be intimidating for some but that’s the challenge. ^_^

    Look forward to more of your tutorials!

    P.S.

    If you want an image with a transparent background save as a PNG file as that format handles transparency 🙂

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Tristan,
      I’m flattered that you liked my tutorial. Thank you. This is my first one and it is risky because, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” so your comments gave it more value and I learned something new too! I love Photoshop, but I don’t claim to be an expert…bit it doesn’t mean I can’t become one! I will continue to be a life long student. I’m glad to know that you are someone I can count on if I have questions. Success to you always, my mastermind buddy! Raena Lynn

  3. Thanks, this is really cool. I just love learning things like this. I don’t have Photoshop right now so I’ll definitly check out GIMP short term, but I think maybe I’ll treat myself to Photoshop here pretty soon because there are just so many things I could use it for. Great piece, thanks!

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Marquita,
      Thank you for the nice response to my video. It is fun to work with graphics programs, and although there are so many to choose from, most can handle simple tasks. I hope it is something you will use. Raena Lynn

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