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Remove White- Photoshop Action

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---- v1.1
Created new preview image
Added a troubleshooting section to ReadMe
Fixed "Remove White and Darken" option
Made "Remove via masking" more efficient
---- v1.2
Fixed a bug involving canvas size
Added troubleshooting info
Added contact info

Known Bugs:
Selection fails to fill on small canvases. Please note me if you find a solution to this!
For now, either enlarge, apply, then reduce your image, or fill manually and resume the action from the next step.

Please comment if something doesn't work!
I can help. :)

Remove white photoshop action.
I thought of making this when somebody asked how to remove their white background on the forums, and it took me far too long to write a paragraph about it.

Anyway, here you go! It let's you take away any white background from, for example, lineart. It's geared toward lineart, but there are other uses.

Download and extract; a ReadMe instruction .txt is included.

Included are three separate actions:
The first deletes all white
The second deletes all white, then darkens the lineart
The third removes all white by masking

Have fun. ^_^

The sketch in the preview image is mine. :)


Wow, thanks so much for the DD. :heart:
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Great post thanks for sharing with us.
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DailiaaHobbyist General Artist
Used here:

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Thank you so much!
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KaijuXHobbyist Artist
I, uh, don't see any URL or link in the description... Not sure where to look. ^^;
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On the right side, under an ad there's a button to download a zip file :) 
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Ahhh, so literally hit the "download" button... man, I keep forgetting that's there. :XD:
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Hello, I downloaded these brushes, not sure if, or how I might use them.
None the less, thank you for making them available. Should I use them in a project,
I will certainly credit you and also post the work that I used them in. Thanks again.
All the best,
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I named the layer...layer 1 but says layer 1 not available...help
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will this work in ps cs5
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thebloggingbunnyHobbyist General Artist
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TakitokaHikariHobbyist Digital Artist
It's working for me
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thx so much
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PitiYindeeHobbyist Digital Artist
SUPERUSEFUL <3 Thank you very mcuh!
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thanks so much!! <3
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TealDealHobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't tried this yet- but BLESS YOU anyways. What a great idea!!
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I'm squealing so incredibly hard here!! This's the best invention after Netflix!!! You're absolutely brilliant
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ViperiumPrimeProfessional General Artist
YOU ARE A GODSEND!!!!! This is the most helpful action ever. of all time.
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THX so much
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SmashFan16Hobbyist Digital Artist
It works, but also removes the colors on my draws, making it black and white.
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It basically is a simplified script for something you can do anyway, but it still comes in handy. Well done for what it is.
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albaloProfessional Traditional Artist
Photoshop say: The comand "Select" is not current avaliable. :(
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