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For instance, when I cut out a speech bubble and scan it, there is a whitish background; I want to get rid of this without using an image manipulation program.

Are there setting that I have to change while scanning to achieve this?

Thanks!

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This isn't really about photography. It's probably more appropriate for the Graphic Design SE. –  ElendilTheTall May 17 '12 at 19:52
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As far as a I know it's impossible. Scanners have a white 'background' that will be scanned as part of the image.

It might be possible, if your scanning software allows it, to use a green or blue background that is then treated as transparent, similar to the use of chroma key:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_key

Otherwise it has to be done in a second program but using the same technique.

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