“Have you tried exporting with a transparent background? That makes it key for quickly adding hand drawn doodles to blog photos and stuff, too. I used Paper to make my blog signature… So much faster than importing into Illustrator and live tracing!”
Jenn is so clever. So I checked it out, followed suit, and used Paper 53 to create the image title texts for these two posts: Techy eBooks and Mi Gazelle. I also created Photoshop brushes out of some of my doodles. They were quick to make and fun to use. So, if don’t have a Wacom tablet but you have an iPad, you can use Paper to add custom hand-drawn elements to your posts — it’s a good alternative.
Setting up Paper to export with transparent backgrounds is a cinch. You can check out the steps in the animated gif below. Thanks for sharing the wealth, Jenn!
- Open a notebook and choose a page to save.
- Pinch the notebook to reveal the menu and press the middle button.
- Toggle the Camera Roll switch to ON.
- Press the Camera Roll button to reveal more options.
- Toggle Save Background option to OFF, then click the Share button.
- Click the blue Share button to save the image to your Camera Roll.
Paper will save your images as transparent PNGs that you can open in Adobe Photoshop.