remove white surroundings?

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Hi. Please forgive me as I dont know about this stuff, but would appreciate your help!

I have a few animated gifs (smileys) and around them, there are some white artefacts/surroundings.

I am wondering how I can remove them, if at all? how would I go about doing this?

I have Adobe PS (with image ready) but no idea what to do. I would appreciate your guidence!

Thanks :)
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try this

http://www.ozzu.com/digital-art-forum/transparant-gifs-t64356.html

And if your having some white spots surrounding the gif, you may have to zoom in the image and physically remove the artifacts in every frame to get a smooth animation.

BTW could you post an example of these artifacts?
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sure, my pleasure

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Tried doing as that useful thread said :) however it didnt work :(
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well yeah....You need to zoom in that image in PS and just remove all the white manually then.

It doesn't seem like many pixels.

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I selcted these pixels with the magic wand tool, tolerance 32.

But I have no experience with animation in PS....but Im going to assume that you would be able to open up all the animation images in ImageReady.
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ill give it a bash and see how it goes, hopefully it will save it as an animation!
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Actually its a little different working with these...

I have to take off for an hour, When I come back I will work on how to do it if you haven't figured it out by then.
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well I did as you said but what a waste of time that was lol
Edited each layer/frame to photoshop CS then back to ImageReady/edit to export to gif with transparency and nothing. still the same ! :(

is there no way in PS CS2 to export as an animated gif?
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ok I got it.

What you want to do when you export it back to imageready is Save Optimized As....

Here is what I got, course i didn't spend much time removing the artifacts....with a little time you will get what your looking for

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as you can see the artifacts still reamin a bit...you just need to do a better job then i did lol
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ill try again! but this is gonna be a ****** as there are several animated gifs LOL

Thanks :) ill post back either way of the result
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yea its definately tedious
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sorry for this n00b Q but once I have removed the items I need to remove in PS CS2, how do I export this modified image back to imageReady?

file > edit in imageReady


there are loads of these animated gif's, dont think i have the energy to do all of these (just over 40) LOL. wow, if only they were perfect originally :P
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yeah file > edit in imageready, then save optimized as....
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firehawk, you can remove the artifacts in ImageReady, you don't have to switch back and forth. The process should be the same.

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try to save as a PNG file ( if you don't need animation )

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