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Remove White- Photoshop Action by darue Remove White- Photoshop Action by darue
Updates:
---- 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. :)

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Wow, thanks so much for the DD. :heart:
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Given 2011-02-24
Let's celebrate Comics & Cartoons Week by making life a little easier for Photoshop artists with Remove White- Photoshop Action by =aoi-hoshi. It's a super handy way to extract your line art from a white background with three simple actions. ( Featured by FantasyStock )
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SuryaSenpai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
im still in Old Adobe PS
and cant open ANT file.
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vick330 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Added to my :+fav: it might come handy :)
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DropsofStardust Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I wish I could view this. I click download and it downloads straight to winzip, which does me no good :/ Any suggestion anyone?
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ptcrow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for sharing this! Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured it out thanks to this www.photokaboom.com/photograph…

I LOVE IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT AND SHARING IT!!!!!!!!!!
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HallowpointPaws Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What folder do I put this in once I download it?
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Ceceliaa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't thank you enough for this <3 I didn't think it would work this well, but it did and i just :heart:
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Viur Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
super confused.... running this just fills my canvas with black o_o
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DollyDrama Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
make sure there's a blank white layer just under your lineart layer.
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank :-)
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Martafav Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!! *-*
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JudyLauwens Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Thank you so much for this....it works a dream!  I've pinned to Pinterest - hope that was ok.
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Izzys-Photo-Corner Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Thank You so much
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larockje Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
knap
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comman2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thank ^____^
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Noru-kinz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok so I have a picture and I click to use the action. It doesn't do anything!!!! D: I was usind it on another and it worked fine, but this wasn't cooperating!!!!
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Zumiex Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I like the picture o.o
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katazai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
So I tried to add this to my photoshop action folder, and named the layer for "layer 1" but nothing happens... what is it am suppose to do really? ;_;
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darue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have to actually run the action - open your Actions palette in Photoshop and press the little triangle button to "play" it. :)
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katazai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
ommmg !! thanks alot! tok me sometime to figure out where the action palette was but haha I found it! thanks alot you are a miracle :tighthug:
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Kiran01 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Thank you so much
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bogardsullivan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
cool
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koneko-desu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been using PS for over 8 years and I didn't even know about these 'actions' we can download, thank you so much! This really saves me a lot of time rather than having to go through all the steps for every pic I scan myself. Really appreciate it <3
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darue Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you're finding good use out of it. :D
We learn new things all the time, no?
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SimpleSurfer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank You. You should contact adobe and sell this action. It should come standard with photoshop. 1 billion thanks.
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SiberianLizard Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, you are incredible for sharing this!! Love u forever!
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ASlovesLisa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for sharing :)
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't open the file D:
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What error message are you getting?
Did you try everything in the readme.txt?
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I can not even convert the ZIP :/ but I don't know why D:
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saved it as .zip... it should just open in Explorer if you're using Windows.
What do you mean by "you can't convert it"?
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah, I know ;A;
well I use Safari and it doesn't open the ZIP so I tried to convert it into a data which it can open. but it didn't work...
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darue Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't need to be converted - just opened.
Try using 7zip - It's the best utility I've found for Windows, and it has an OSX version as well: [link]
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Dreamfang Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
okay, thank you very much C:
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sergiemag Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much for this action! I've been looking everywhere to remove this. There used to be a filter baaack in the day that did this and not until recently did i find this. Very useful!! Thank you again!
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you're enjoying it. :)
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dteil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
fantastic.
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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gretch12 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Amazing :)
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darue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
Glad you're enjoying it.
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cindella204 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpful, thanks!
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Munkeybizness Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Oh my gosh! What a time saver! Than you so much! Your hard work has definitely paid off. I spend so much time removing the white background in images that I shift between Photoshop and Illustrator...Not any more. =) Love it!
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matrixsakini Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I think thats really useful! Thanks.
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blackmoody9 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
i have it downloaded...but i don't understand how to use it. >.<'
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darue Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read the ReadMe.txt that's included.
If you don't get a certain step, ask for help with that step. ;)
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blackmoody9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I understand all the steps, i just don't understand how to get to it in photoshop once it's downloaded xC sorry. kind of a beginner at photoshop. i know my way around the basics, buuut.... ^^;
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darue Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, what Photoshop are you using?
From what I've seen, it doesn't play nice with Photoshop Elements, since Elements lacks a "channels" feature, which this action uses.

Otherwise, you'll find it in your Actions palette once you've opened the action with Photoshop. Open the action by dragging it into the Photoshop window or just double-clicking it (if the extension is associated with Photoshop). If you want it to load automatically, put the action file into the "Actions" folder in Photoshop's install folder.
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Lashaye Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this does not work at all for me :(
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