Adobe Photoshop/transparant background


I keep having the same need in my design work and for some reason cannot figure out how to remove the white background on a piece of art. Whether it is a line drawing or high contrast photo. In this current case I have scanned a signature and I want to overlay it on another piece of art in either illustrator or PS. I am using CS-5.
I need to end up with a jpeg file. Thank you

Hi Marianne,
So do you have problem in making the image transparent?
or do you want your transparent image to remain transparent after saving it as a jpeg?

if its the second thing, jpeg doesn't support transparency. You will have to save it as a PNG file for it.

Let me know if u need further guidance
- Kamal Krishna

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Kamal Krishna


I am a Photoshop professional and have been using the tool since 1998. Since then I have been constantly upgrading myself with the newer versions of the same. Please feel free to ask me for issues or difficulties, be it technical or creative. I am here to help.


About 17years, I have been using photoshop since it was 3.0 extensively for print media, animation, presentations, broadcast designs, mobile content etc.


Bachelor of Science(Computers)

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Brainbench Certified for Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Adobe Photoshop 5.5.

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