Image Extract Help Needed

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  1. XjphasfaithX

    XjphasfaithX New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am having a slight dilemma. I need to extract an image from a .pdf file I downloaded from shutter stock, but I am having difficulty doing so. I've been able to extract it several times, but can't do it with a TRANSPARENT background. Every time I extract & save it, the black image is still on a white background.

    I have attached two files; one showing the image that I'd like to be extracted, and another one, with no edits. If somebody could please give me a hand with this, I'd greatly appreciate it!
     

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  2. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

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  3. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    By the way did you pay for that from ShutterStock? If so, it's very kind of you to give it away to anyone and everyone who happens to come across this thread.

    Though I'm not entirely sure that ShutterStock would see it that way :D
     
  4. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

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    i assumed they have paid fior it but it's not watermarked and it's an editable pdf. good point though Chris. And now due to my aiding and abetting people can download an illustrator version too!
     
  5. AsheSkyler

    AsheSkyler New Member

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    Open the file in GIMP or Photoshop, use the wand tool on the background, and cut or delete.

    Actually, I'm not sure if GIMP can handle a PDF... I'm not much of GIMP person. But I have opened some of my old PDFs in Photoshop to cut/paste stuff from before.
     
  6. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

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    didn't you see the post?i did it already. opened the pdf in illustrator - fully editable ;)
     
  7. AsheSkyler

    AsheSkyler New Member

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    Heh, I'm not sure how but apparently I didn't. Maybe once the baby starts sleeping through the night I can pay attention better when I'm up. :eek:
     
  8. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

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    lol no worries - my daughter is 9 months and when we had the twins sleep was only something we could dream of :)
     
  9. QFSDGRT

    QFSDGRT New Member

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    Your newer posts are simply wonderful compared to your posts in the past.
     
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  10. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Oh yummy SPAM for breakfast!
     
  11. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    unfortunately cannot say the same for you...
     
  12. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    AND just to make it even more tasty (or should that be palatable) I'm going to spread Marmite on it!!
     
  13. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    it's alright. he's in for a treat when he finally gets his 10 spam posts and his signature starts to display!
    then I'll ban him.
     

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