The completely colored cartoon.
Now let's create
a background that will be transparent so that a wallpaper background
of a web page will show through.
Now we need to pick a color that will be transparent in our final Gif89a cartoon. We need a color that is not in the body of our cartoon and a color that will not leave a "halo" of odd colored pixels around the outside of it either.
To best accomplish
this, choose a light colored background if your cartoon will go on
a light colored wallpaper.
[Note: For web
cartoons, use a color palette that is browser-friendly. Your images
will load faster and be more consistently colored across the most
popular browsers if you do.
Now fill the empty 'bkgrnd' layer with the color you chose in the step above.
Then if you are satisfied with how everything looks, open 'Image' from the title bar selections and choose 'Mode'.
Change the mode of your cartoon to 'Indexed Color'.
When it asks if you want to flatten layers, choose OK.
Then Export your cartoon to Gif89a format.
During the Gif89a
export process, a dialog box will appear where you can use the eyedropper
tool to pick a color to be transparent.
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