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[Sep. 21st, 2005|11:55 am]
Whole lotta labia.
Attn: Photoshop weenies.

Big Boss around here has a graph he's inserting into a webpage. The graph background is white, the page is grey. He'd like to change the background color of the graph to the F0F0F0 shade of the page. Help?
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[User Picture]From: yellow_oranges
2005-09-21 04:18 pm (UTC)
This can be easy or it can be hard. Depends on the quality/format of the original picture.

If it goes easy:
Use the wand tool (W) to select the white areas (hold down shift to add to an existing selection if the white area is not contiguous).
Click the foreground color to open the color picker.
The last box in the left column will let you enter hexidecimal codes for colors (there is a "#" before the box).
Use the paint bucket (G) to fill the selected areas.

If it goes hard (wand tool selects only a few pixels and not the entire white area):
I would use the polygonal lasso tool to select the white areas, then follow the other steps (hold down shift to add to an existing selection if the white area is not contiguous). One caveat is that the paint bucket may fill in the white in a patchy fashion and a brush (B) at a large setting could be quicker.

Hope that helps!!
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[User Picture]From: gospeed
2005-09-21 05:19 pm (UTC)
if the wand tool doesn't work, and you don't want to mess with the polygonal lasso, you can also try the "Select>Color Range" tool. i usually have really good luck with that.

or, even easier... just email me the image and i'll change it for you.
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