Post # 1
This may be a question for the graphic designers out there. Not sure. Either way, here goes:
I am wanting to take the white pages that our guests signed at the wedding, scan them into our computer, and put them on a picture from the wedding. I think it would look so awesome to have their signatures on a wedding picture! I think it might work in photoshop but Mr. Hedgie is the only one who knows how to use that and he is just a hobbiest and clueless on how this would work. So, I know it is possible, but… how? And what if a couple of the pages aren’t white? They are teal. One is even textured (it wasn’t supposed to be used…)
I want them on this picture (I think)
Post # 4
Do you have a Mac? If you have Keynote, you can use the “instant alpha editor” and just select the signatures and pull them off the page then paste them wherever you want. It’s hard to explain how to do it but it’s definitely possible and really easy to do. Photoshop has a similar feature but it’s not as simple as using Keynote. As for the background color, that shouldn’t matter.
Post # 5
I think this sounds really cool, but I don’t think I can be much help on the tech side. But good luck!
Post # 6
@Mrs Hedgehog: I know how to do this, but its kind of complicated (because I’m not a professional and made up my own method, easier ones exist). I typed up directions for myself at my internship, but I don’t go in again until Thursday. If I remember I will copy them to my personal computer and pm them to you.
Post # 7
Basically, you copy the whole scanned page and paste it into a new layer on top of your wedding picture. Then you can select just the background by selecting by color and erase it with the eraser tool. It should work in any situation where the background and the writing are very different colors, but you might end up with a kind of halo around the writing where the pixels somewhere in between the background color and the writing color.
ETA: To select by color: Click “select” then “Color Range…” then you can either click in the mini version of your image on the box or on the actual image in the background. You want to select the background, which you will erase with the eraser tool. You can play with how much it selects with the fuzziness tool.
Post # 8
Hypothetically you could just use the magic wand tool to select your background color, and then delete it. Only the signatures should remain. Then lower the opacity of that layer so the background picture shows through. It would probably require some fiddling to make it look nice, hard to say without actually seeing the files though.