Questions about how to achieve transparency, or adjust the level of opacity, in any graphic manipulation software.

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How do I get POV-Ray to render scenes with transparent background? [on hold]

I have created a POV-Ray scene in PyMOL here's my Isoniazid.pov file. I then ran: povray +I'Isoniazid.pov' +O'Isoniazid2.png' +W4000 +H2325 +V +D +FN +Q9 +P +UD +UL +UV +A +AM2 +UA This is the ...
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InDesign CS4 displays transparent image correctly on screen, but the exported PDF sometimes prints a faint background

I am working remotely with a client; deliverable product is supposed to be a printable PDF. The problem: The design has a colored background, and over this, an image with transparency. On screen and ...
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Illustrator PNG w/ transparency Export - White Outline in Web when not 100%?

I created a vector graphic in Illustrator CC and used "Save for Web" to create a transparent PNG of it. When rendered on my site, though, it adds a faint light outline around the gray circle in the ...
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Black Edges in Transparent PNG in Photoshop Save for Web

Is it possible to simply use Save for Web with resizing to produce images without black edges? My current Save for Web setting Left: original Top right: Save for Web (black edges) Middle right: ...
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Sending layout to printshop - transparency?

I will be sending an inDesign layout that I've been working on to a printshop sometime this week. The main elements of the book I'm doing are the greyscale illustrations on each page – all of which ...
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GIMP: increase transparency with the distance from image's center

I want to apply a transformation on my image which will cause that: Image will be at zero transparency in its center With increasing horizontal distance from the center the image will smoothly ...
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Working with opacities/transparency in printing

I'm working on some tasting cards for a winery and have since received a proof of my design. However how I've set it up completely wrong in terms of the opacities I'm using. I've known for a long time ...
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Can't make a png image that has transparent background

I want to make a transparent image, so I made image's background transparent like this. But exported PNG image was not transparent, it was kind of gray. What am I doing wrong?
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Remove transparency from semitransparent pixel

When drawn with the black brush with 50% of transparency, this color (when picked by color picker) recognized as gray color (128,128,128 rgb). How to remove transparency to get black color? What I ...
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How do I achieve this look in photoshop?

Between the blue and the purple, how do I achieve that transparent look in photoshop?
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How to make an image fade to transparency in Sketch 3 [duplicate]

I want to create a background image that smoothly fades into transparency (i.e. https://www.behance.net/gallery/24034607/WhatsApp-for-OS-X ) In Photoshop, I would just use the eraser tool to achieve ...
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Handle a transparent layer in Targa file

I need to create some Targa file in order to load them in OpenGL (I can only use .tga ..). I created my images on Photoshop, I set a transparent background but when I save my file it's totaly opaque. ...
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Can I change the default Gimp transparent background to white?

I'm using Gimp 2. The default grid-style transparent background makes it incredibly difficult to get a sense of what the image will actually look like, when I finally display it over a background. Is ...
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How to get a transparent color other than black with gimp?

I need to have two 100% transparent colors (I mean invisible) black (000000) and white (ffffff). When I try to have a 100% transparent color, gimp always set it to black (0x00000000 ARGB) even if I ...
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How to make a merged layer cut into a background to be transparent

I have two layers in my project. I have one that is the background composed of a picture. The foreground is a merged layer that contained text and two images. What I want to accomplish is to have the ...
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How to punch text out of an object in Illustrator?

My enterprise logo has the text Job overlapping a bag icon. What I really want to achieve is a white bag logo with the text punched out. That way, on any background the text has the color of that ...
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How to make an area in illustrator transparent?

So I want to have an empty star in my object; almost like a hole in the middle but star-shaped. How can I chop out the star shape in my object and make it transparent?
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transparency issue when importing from illustrator into photoshop

I have a document in Illustrator, entirely comprised of vector elements that I want to bring into Photoshop to edit. The top most object is a gradient with transparency and this entire gradient ...
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Import or open transparent PNG in Illustrator results with black edges

Whenever I open or import a PNG with transparency to Illustrator I get these black pixels along the edges. The only way I've found to get rid of the black pixels is to rasterise it with a white ...
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Why do some, but not all, PNG files (with transparency) in InDesign documents have black borders?

When I put PNG images into an InDesign document, sometimes they have black borders on the exported PDF. Usually this doesn't seem to be a problem in print but in a recent proof, I did see some of the ...
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How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass?

What are the general principles I can apply to make a shape look like it is made of glass? More specifically I want to make some simple graphics that give the impression of looking at a lens side (see ...
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How to create a fade to transparent gradient effect in Illustrator?

The black gradient effect that is placed in front of the pattern but behind the text is what I'm looking to achieve. I've tried creating a black to transparent gradient but can't the nice blur/fade ...
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Copying & Pasting inverted image in GIMP

I have a basic image that is black on a white background. I simply want to invert the image, take the now white portion and paste it on another image in GIMP. I am having no luck. Within GIMP, I ...
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Photoshop CS6 white around transparent image [closed]

When I save for web or save my PSD in general to make it a PNG, when I upload it to my computer desktop background or into movvie maker, it has a white background around it. Screenshots: Before ...
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Saving PSD to PNG with layer transparencies loses layer effects

I've got a PSD of a shirt mockup that has several effect layers for highlights and shadows, and then layers for shirt colors. What I'm trying to do is use this in a web based editor where I can ...
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Is there a way in photoshop to convert k values to alpha values?

Basically, I would like to make it so that the lighter a pixel is (the more white it has) the more transparent it becomes. Black pixels would be opaque, white pixels would be transparent. I currently ...
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What is an “alpha value of black”?

I'm trying to understand the following paragraph in Google's Material Design guidelines: Other elements, such as icons and dividers, also benefit from having an alpha value of black instead of a ...
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How to remove all color from selected text (resulting in transparent text) perfectly?

I want an image with some text, such that the background color of the image is white, while the text should transparent. The twist here is that the font I am using does not satisfy my needs, and I ...
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Inkscape Punch Through Stroke

I'd like to make the navy square transparent over the area where the white diamond is. Not the inner navy portion, just the white area. Is it possible to do this and end up with only one object?
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Transparent png shadows are filled

When I store transparent images with shadows as .png I have filled areas instead of soft edges. It seems like it is a saving/compression or whatever problem because the .psd is in photoshop really ...
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“Multiplying” a white background gives perfect results! how do I save this image?

This is my original image in a layer... on top of a pattern bg as you can see, it has a white background. I would love for it to be transparent. When I change its blending mode to "Multiply" it ...
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Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
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Photoshop: How to make background transparent without affecting image quality? [duplicate]

I'm really new to Photoshop, but I use Indesign and Illustrator regularly. I have a picture of a product (books basically) that have a white background and I need that background to be transparent. I ...
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Transparent circle in white rectangle using fireworks

I need to make a transparent circle in a white rectangle/background... so using css I can can color the transparent area and obtain a colored circle. Help!
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Set transparency of wood print [duplicate]

I am trying to make initials found in old books transparent. E.g. The paper should be completely transparent and the dark parts of the print fully opaque. But the parts of the print that are not ...
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Illustrator Transparency and Tracing

I had a heck of a time getting transparencies from Photoshop to Illustrator. A member here, "poor", had my solution. But the problem wasn't over it seems. The image I had been trying to bring into ...
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Getting Transparent Images from Photoshop into Illustrator

Simply, I am trying to bring an image made in Photoshop into Illustrator for the purposes of creating a vector image for a t-shirt design. The image has only one layer and contains transparencies. I ...
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Remove transparency in bulk - GIMP

I have 3,337 PNG images which all have a transparent background. First of all, I don't know how to remove transparency... Second of all, I want to do this with all 3,337 images at the same time. I ...
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How to change the size of transparent background in Gimp?

The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I ...
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How do I sort colors in the color table in photoshop

I'm using adobe photoshop cs version 8.0. Using the menu: Image > Mode > Color Table, I'm trying to make some colors transparent. The problem is that the range of colors I need to pick is scattered ...
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Illustrator: cannot fill transparent areas without compromising strokes using Live Paint

I've read a number of posts about this and am unsure of how to proceed. I received an AI file that contains the following: Here it is unselected: However, when I group these paths/shapes and ...
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Is there a conventional format for an alpha mask?

I'm a programmer, not a graphic designer. I'm writing a custom View for Android that requires the ability to apply an alpha mask to an image. I want to make it easy for graphic designers ...
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Is there a way to preserve EXIF data when converting file from JPG to PNG?

I have following requirements: Convert JPG image to transparent PNG Preserve the tags given in JPG image and have it in PNG image as well. When I convert JPG image to transparent PNG, the EXIF ...
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Create contact sheet in PaintShop Pro X7?

Is it possible to create a contact sheet based on multiple images in PaintShop Pro X7? Is it possible to do this while retaining the sources' alpha channels?
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View channels and delete alpha channel in PSP X7?

In PaintShop Pro X7, how do I view the RGBA channels, and specifically delete the alpha channel? I can't seem to find the dialog. Thanks.
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Flash won't export fully transparent gifs?

I've been using Flash for a while and never had any issues before, but suddenly when I export a transparent gif not all of it will be transparent after publishing. For example, if I have a gif of a ...
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Gimp 2.6.12: modify alpha channel while preserving color

This is for a video game in which a specularity mask is in the alpha channel of the normalmap. I need to create an image where the alpha value for some pixels are 0 (to indicate no specularity,) but ...
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Printing: Opacity color or transparency in Abode Illustrator

I have a client who needs a flyer designed and has a printing restriction of one color, in order to keep cost low. To make the design more interesting and appealing I have used the same color blue in ...
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How to create an inverse path

I've got an svg in Illustrator, build from 3 paths. I want to create a path that is the complete inverse of the current paths. So everything that is transparent now - I want it to be white and the ...
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How can I achieve opacity gradient effect in After Effects CS6?

Basically I have a composition layer that needs to have sort of fading out effect on it. I can achieve this in PS CS6 by aplying a vector mask on a layer and then choosing opacity gradient and ...