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4:22 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



situation: need to import my signature into photoshop to put it on a document.

i'm assuming i can sign a crisp white sheet of paper and scan the signature into the computer, from there i can import into photoshop, but i don't really know how i can place it on another document - obviously i know how to do it including the white background but i need the background to be transparent as it is not going onto another white background.

any idea of the tools i should be using to accomplish this?

thanks.

4:49 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If I understand your question correctly, you could save your scanned picture in PS as a transparent gif and then add it to the document.
5:01 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ok, that sounds perfect, if i save the signature as a transparent gif will the white automatically go transparent?
5:25 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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No, if the paper is white then a white background will remain in Photoshop. Make sure you have the background set to transparent, then use your Wand tool to remove the white background. (Or you can use the Select>Color Range to remove all white).
5:53 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I would scan your signature, import to photoshop, then use the pen tool to trace your signature. Save that as a psd file or path for future use. Otherwise things are going to get very pixelated.
9:44 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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^ ^ ^ That is only true if the scanned resolution does not match the image resolution, or you import a bitmapped line art into an RGB image.

Another and probably better method of getting rid of a white BG: Open both images. CRTL-A (select all) of the signature image, CTRL-C (copy.) Select the target image, CTRL-V (paste.)

When you paste the sig into an image, it creates a new layer.

On the layers pallet, double-click the signature layer or select the layer, then select Layer Options from the pop-up menu on the layers palette.

Leave "blend if" set to gray. On the upper slider "This Layer," begin sliding the right slider (white) to the left. This will make all pixels in the "upper end" of the tonal range transparent. Slide it until all the white edging is gone.

Flatten the image, save it.

11:53 pm on Jun 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Layer Blending mode Multiply will make the white not show.
1:58 pm on Jul 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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google for my live signature and you will find the signature tool I use. It is the top one on the results page.
2:06 pm on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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google for my live signature and you will find the signature tool I use. It is the top one on the results page.

nice one dude, I like this tool.
1:00 pm on Jul 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For PhotoShop
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1. Sign the paper and scan the image to get it in a photoshop

2. Once in image of the signature of the image is in Photoshop:

click on Edit > Define Brush Preset(this is in CS3, but I am sure it is worded almost the same in earlier versions).

3. Name your New Brush.

Once defined you could use that new Brush on other images and it is transparent and you could change color of it and size as you would for any other brush.

Hope this Helps

Blend27