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Turning black and white image into black and transparent


Question

I am making a sticker for Macbook Pro. The image is of the Joker and it is in black and white. Now I wanna make it in black and transparent so that when I stick it to the back of the laptop you could still see the silver underneath. I included the image here and another one( Harry Potter) as a reference.

PS: can I get a step by step explanation since I am still just a beginner

Thanks a lot!! M

[Harry Potter Pic][1]

2015/08/30
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8/30/2015 7:55:00 AM

Accepted Answer

You could do this with Select > Color Range, use that color picker and click on white. On the Select dropdown, pick Highlights and then click Ok and Delete to remove the white. You will end up with something like this:

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Since @joojaa brought using channels up, yes, you can even Ctrl+Click on the Grey channel, go back to your Layer and hit delete..you would pretty much end up with this:

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2015/08/30
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8/30/2015 9:28:00 AM