Using the Instant Alpha tool


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Using the Instant Alpha tool

It's an important thing to have your graphics and photos be focused on the subject what you are discussing and having the ability to remove unwanted backgrounds is a really powerful feature of the iWork suite. Let me talk to you about the Instant Alpha feature that's built in the Keynote. Let me go up here into my Media browser and I'm going to pull over this logo called Ducati logo and let go and you can see this logo has a white background around it and of course we don't want that for presentation. We would like to be able to get rid of that white if we could. I'll go here to the Alpha tool, click on that and I'm going to hover over my selected object and I'm going to click once and let's see what happens. You will see that background that was white turned blue. That's letting me know that this is the area that I'm selecting now to remove.

In other words, the point that I clicked on is my sample point, which was white, and it's looking for...

Using the Instant Alpha tool
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Using the Instant Alpha tool provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Craig Syverson as part of the Keynote '09 Essential Training

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