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Offline ole jobe

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help with bitmap
« on: May 10, 2013, 05:40:51 PM »
I removed the background with the bitmap color mask. Using Ghostscript. When I open it in Ghostview, the bitmap is spread over the entire image with no detail. Gostscript sends it as a .ps file. I tried to convert it in GV to something I could attach, but it hasn't worked. Anyone have any idea what I am talking about and what to do about it. I've been using GS for 15 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.


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Re: help with bitmap
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 07:03:47 PM »
I've been using Ghostscript for about 5 years and for me Ghost is the last leg in the link.  I output .ps files from PS (and other aps) and open and print from Ghost. 

You mention Ghostscript 'sends' as a .ps file.  Are we doing things differently?

Rereading, sounds like you're using Ghost as an editor....hmmm.....interesting.  Never tried that.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2013, 07:07:10 PM by screenxpress »
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Re: help with bitmap
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 09:57:54 PM »
Am I right in reading that you've creating a mask to eliminate the background of an image, then imported the image into ghostscript and the mask is covering the image? Did you do the editing in Photoshop (create the mask, etc.)? It sounds like the mask wasn't deleted after eliminating the background, assuming that the mask was a separate channel and not simply painted over the image, and subsequently shows up in ghostscript/ghostview. If this is what you did, and you didn't separate the job but output as a composite, then I can see where the mask would still obscure the image underneath.
Like Wayne said, I didn't know you could edit stuff in ghostview. I do believe you can save or export files out of Ghostscript as .ps or .pdfs, if memory serves me correctly, although all I do, as he does, is open the .ps file in ghostview, check to make sure it looks right on-screen, then run my film.
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Re: help with bitmap
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 10:23:09 PM »
I use Corel, this one in X4. I finally got it to print, but I am not sure how.
Yes. I think I did save it as a PDF from GV, then open it in Corel to print. No, I didn't use a mask. My problem was, I couldn't get a transparent background on the bitmap and the background of the bitmap was causing the problem.
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Re: help with bitmap
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 10:51:47 PM »
I don't even think I want to ask why working with a bitmap going from Ghost to Corel.

BTW, I use Corel and PS.
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