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Image overly background question...

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:06 pm
by whyme4000
Hey everyone,

I need some assistance with something that I am trying to do. I did a search, but I am having difficulty figuring out how to word what I need assistance with so I am not finding anything.

First off I am using VideoStudio X4.

I have a picture that I am wanting to overlay on top of a video clip. The picture is on a white background. I want to make the background disappear, but have the image show at its normal quality. (basically I have a image of a halo that I want to put over someones head, but the white in the image is obviously taking space in the video clip.

I was able to do this in Cypbelink Power Director but cant seem to find a way in video Studio.

I played around with "Mask and Chroma Key", but that just makes the entire image transparent, and I am only looking to make the background transparent.

I hope I explained this well enough, could someone let me know if this is possible, I have to imagine it is, but just not sure how to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Image overly background question...

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:44 pm
by lata

Using an image editor create a png type image. You can create the image with a transparent background.
Place the image on the overlay track

Re: Image overly background question...

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:10 pm
by whyme4000
My problem is I tried doing it in photoshop cs5 and am having issues, as I can select the outside of the image with quick select but cant select the white background inside the halo.

I tried just saving it as a .png however that didn't work (as I figured it wouldn't).

I guess there is no way to do it inside the actual videostudio program?

Re: Image overly background question...

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:25 am
by lata

Press the Shift key whilst using the Magic Wand and you should be able to make multiple selections.
Make sure you are working with a “layer” then hit the delete button, should clear the selection. Save as PNG

Are you able to send a sample?