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Checkerboard pattern Photoshop

Change the Transparency Checkerboard with this Photoshop


Photoshop Elements default transparency pattern

Change Transparency Checkerboard

The gray and white checkerboard pattern in this image is the default view indicating transparent areas of a layer.

You can change the transparency checkerboard in the Transparency preferences for Photoshop Elements.

On a PC go under the Edit menu to Preferences>Transparency.

On a Mac go under the Photoshop Elements menu to Preferences>Transparency.

That will bring up the dialog box shown below.

At the bottom of the Transparency dialog window change the two color squares to any color you want by clicking on the first one and changing the RGB settings in the window that pops up. Click OK.

Now click on the second square and do the same thing choosing another color.

In the image below I chose blue and red for my checkerboard. The results are a little hard on the eyes but you sure won't miss which areas are transparent!

You can even get rid of the checkerboard pattern completely by changing both color squares to the same color. In the image below I changed both squares to white.

You can always change it back to the default white and gray squares by going back to your Transparency Preferences and in the Dialog box change the Grid Colors field from Custom to Light.

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FAQ

WR # 8
Help for photoshop!!!?

Hi, I am currently working on a template
but it has four boxes
and i need to delete one
in the entire background, you see the checkerboard pattern (grey and white)
which i believe means theres no background
now how am i supposed to delete one box when theres no background?

this is not my picture, its just an example
the checerboard pattern is like this

The checkerboard pattern does indicate no background. I'm not exactly sure what you're asking. Are the four boxes on different layers? If so, delete the proper layer.
You could use the marquee tool to select just the box you need to delete.
If you need to select the proper layer there are multiple ways to do that.
- Use the selection tool and make sure a click will select a layer
- Shift click each layer in the layers palette until the box you need deleted is selected.
If you want background, go to layer > flatten image

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