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Post Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:14 pm

Removing Background

Is it possible to remove the background of a PDF file?

I have managed to double click it in Signlab 7.1, select the path and delete it upon which Signlab crashes :( I have Photoshop (hardly use)/Coral 12)

Anyhelp would be appreciated.

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Post Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:30 pm

If you post up the pdf - I'm sure somebody could do it.

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Post Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:46 pm

Is it vectors or a bitmap?
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Post Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:38 pm

its a bitmap from a word document, I am not at the work computer so will do it tomorrow.

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Post Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:24 pm

yes, post it

photoshop has some plug-ins like Fluid Mask and KnockOut which can do a reasonable job, depending on the difficulties.

but I really would need to see it

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Post Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:59 pm

Isnt knockout a Corel program?
And fluid mask is an additional plug in you have to buy
Photoshop uses the extract filter to create a mask round the object which is pretty good, just the standard quick mask tool is goo d enough for any task you will use in day to day usage.
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Post Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:06 am

Untill the image is seen, hard to suggest the best method to erase the background.

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Post Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:13 am

Well if youre going to use photoshop, theres only 2 methods worth using unless its so simple you can use the magic eraser function.
either quick mask, from the tool menu or extract in filter options
But I agree lets see the image so we can see the best way to do it.
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Post Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:52 am

If you own Acrobat Pro then you can use editing tools to remove offending items (unless the whole thing is a bitmap)
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Post Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:33 am

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You could use the clipping tool in Signlab
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Post Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:52 am

File now attached under graphic design help

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