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I want my image to have 60% transparency. How can I do this in gimp?

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up vote 37 down vote accepted

Just use the hotkey Ctrl + L or go to Windows => Dockable Dialogs => Layers. This should open the layers dialoge with an opacity slider, that you can slide to change the transparency. (source)

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so obvious but so hard to find. thanks – Kirby Mar 20 '14 at 16:49

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