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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background?

Currently, the saved svg file has a white and gray checkered background, which I assume to be because the background is transparent. I am trying to make this a white background. I viewed other answers,...
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Removing background from a complex image (doodle)

I'm trying to remove the background from this image - http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-welcome-back-to-school-seamless-pattern-with-hand-drawn-doodle-elements-vector-illustration-302557214....
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Inkscape - Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Just like the title says, does anyone know of a way to PERMANENTLY change the default document background color in Inkscape? I know you can do it on a by-document basis in the "Document Properties" ...
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How to add a background to a logo? [closed]

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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How gradient effect in mockup is made using Photoshop? [duplicate]

I found this cool design in Dribbble and wonder how these layers of curves are made in Photoshop. Buildings in the background is also blended well. Is there any proper method to blend them into the ...
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Trying to select image - Put it on colored background. Photoshop CC 2015 Windows (Pictures included)

I am attempting to take an image and put it on a different color background. On Monday I paid $100 for classes. The GREEN & WHITE backgrounds were just examples. I want to select and choose ...
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How to make white background in binary image transparent in Illustrator

I am a beginner in Adobe Illustrator. I would just like to take the attached binary image and make the white background transparent. Is there a simple way to do this?
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How do I keep transparency from one AI file to another?

I am trying to create a a shape for a project. As I started to create it, I realized that when I go to copy it into my other AI file, it has a white background to it and transfers over to my page as ...
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How do I remove a white background from a vector image in Illustrator?

I have opened an eps file in illustrator. The image is a circle with some black/white illustrations in it, but there is a white background around the circle (and it's not the drawing area) which I ...
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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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Range Problem when remove background or whitening in Photoshop?

I have one *.BMP Picture (110 MB in size) that has a background. I want to remove it's background (white background). for showing my works in Photoshop I convert my *.BMP because of large size to *....
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Erase back ground or change a shade of color to white in photoshop

I recently painted a card and scanned it into my computer. I want to be able to use it so I can print out more card with the design I hand created, but the background needs to be white or erased. Im ...
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Gimp “transparent background” is exporting to jpg as white. I want transparent. did tutorials

Why is my transparent background with the checkerboard, showing as white when it gets exported to jpg?
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background for ...
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Need backround for mobile wallet App [duplicate]

I am a newbie here and I am trying find a background image for my Login screen of Mobile Wallet application. Want my application to have login like this : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/...
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

For a slideshow I want to extend 82 portrait images to landscape so that the image is duplicated as a blurred background, like this: will be turned into This is a one-shot-thing that I probably ...
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How can apply overlay like this [duplicate]

I am trying to archive an overlay effect seen in the image below. See an example on their site: http://www.flexforcegroup.com.au/ I tried multiply, luminosity and overlay with opacity but did not ...
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Illustrator: Grain Effect makes round objects pixelated

I would like to apply an effect to the whole artboard (all elements), so that the colors don't look too monotone. It should look like this (found it here): I think this effect is called Grain. So ...
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transparent jpg?

This is my jpg photo with sky as background. I didn't do anything on it. there are no layers or layer masks. But when I place it in indesign, the background becomes transparent. I don't understand why....
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Photoshop JPG background removal without losing tranparency [duplicate]

I have a jpg with a black background and i want to remove the background without losing the transparency of the image this is the image. plz help me thanks a lot
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How to make a subtle ambient abstract art/effect

I'm trying to make a subtle/ambient/abstract background like the following: I am not sure what the style is called, any instructions on how to make that background effect would be much appreciated. ...
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White background appears after transforming Smart Object

Using PSE 13, I sometimes get a white background after transforming (rotating or resizing) a linked Smart Object in a PSD I have been working on for awhile. Prior to transforming the background was ...
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How do I create a speckled textured background?

How do I get this sort of background texture? Short of time-consumingly adding them bit by bit with a brush I have no idea how to get this effect.
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How is this “connected dots” pattern done?

I was wondering, if anyone could help me reproduce this "effect": I've noticed that this effect is often made with compound path, but I don't understand the process of it - do I have to make ...
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How can I add shapes to anchor points in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a connected dots background quite similar to this. What I'm doing is using the pen tool to make triangles and then manually dragging circles to the anchor points, is there an ...
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Cutting out white (low contrast) objects from white background [duplicate]

I need to figure out the most efficient way to make quick cutouts of white products and a white background. I usually make a copy of the blue channel, level it out and paint over the rest, but it's a ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my image....
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Does PNG support non-transparent pictures?

I'm doing an assignment for school and I can't find the answer to my question anywhere! I'm making a logo for a game that I have designed, it's the most frustrating thing ever! If you know, please ...
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How to create smallest repeatable background image from a large pattern?

My designer has sent me a background image for a website we're working on that is just diagonal lines, but the image is very large and I would like to make it as small as possible and then set it as a ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background color on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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Transparent artboard backgrounds in Photoshop

I love the Photoshop artboard feature, however I'm used to seeing the transparent background grid. Is there any way to show this in my artboards in Photoshop? And yes, I know it will still save with ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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How can I achieve the gradient used in making the Xbox 360 interface background in photoshop? [closed]

I just can't figure out how to make a gradient look like the one used on the Xbox 360 interface, that gradient give an effect of an overhead spotlight lighting the menu elements and I want to use that ...
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How can I remove the background from this image?

I have this image, and I want to erase the grey background from it, but conserving the blue aura from the hand. Can anyone tell me how can I do it?
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incorrect background color show on mobile devices

I am using Bootstrap and wanted a colored background for my h2 title like this: So I wrapped the text in a tag. The problem is on mobile devices it shows like this, which is not good Can you ...
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How to delete “invisible” white areas on .png image with Corel Paintshop?

Could someone help me? I had a problem with .png images. Well, I cut an image and saved as .png with transparent background and this what I see with different photo viewers : Corel Instant viewer ...
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Are there any conventions for pairing tileable patterns for web and print design?

I'm wondering if there are any rules-of-thumb or conventions for choosing patterns that work well together. At the moment I just use my best judgement which I've developed over a number of years. ...
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photoshop make border background black

here is my image: You can't see it but there is a white border surrounding this image. What I want is to remove the white border and make it either disappear or turn black. I'm fairly new to ...
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Gradient mesh to blur photos

I'm trying to apply a gradient mesh to a photo in illustrator to create a blurred vector background. It limits me to using 50 x 50 columns and the results are very blocky. I had downloaded a vector ...
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white layer background and bleed? [duplicate]

I am preparing a document to send to print. I was asked to add bleed. Is it necessary for a no background document? The image on the design will not go all the way to the edge. Or should I add a ...
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Change background color from brown to white (remove sepia)

I need to change this image's color background to white, because this takes up too much ink. I have tried to change the background to white and keep the text/map. It's for a National History Day ...
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How much time would it take on average to design a small announcement package for a short live tv program? (details in post) [duplicate]

I just started doing graphic design, and have designed a lot of posters for friends or personal use, but never designed for a client. I was contacted by a smaller tv producer who wanted me to design a ...
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How to extend the background of an image?

I have an image with a woman, and I need to make an ad (size 260mmx125mm). I want to put the woman to the left side, but then right side becomes empty. So, how I should solve the problem? I have ...
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How to remove neutral background in photoshop?

I have found that so many photographers use a grey backdrop or grey background for most of their portait photographs. I assume that it's because grey is easy to remove and replace with any desired ...
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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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clean up the background for scanned document

Could anyone please teach me how to clean up the background of a scanned document, using PS? Does PS have text recognition function that I can use to extract the text, because essentially the text is ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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Removing the White background from an image in illustrator cc

trying the get rid of the white background so the background Ive made can be seen through the image - but its not letting me make a compound path to remove the white space or use the magic wand tool. ...
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange #...
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How to make shape background transparent?

I am trying to get white moon icon from PSD file. As I understood, there are 2 layers with different background colors: white & orange. I tried to select orange shape area using Elliptical ...