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

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How to make a nondestructive mask in Inkscape?

First of all, sincere apologies - I use Inkscape sparingly, and I'm not all that familiar with the proper terms for doing various things. I'm currently using Inkscape to design a simple icon. I wish ...
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Draw curved line that clips text with transparency in Illustrator

I am using Illustrator CS6 and I have some text and want to create a curved line from the bottom left of the text to the bottom right that has a uniform vertical curve to it. Then I want to clip the ...
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How to create an image that is just shading and transparency? [duplicate]

In photoshop I created this image that is supposed to represent the folds of a curtain: I, however, only want the shading aspect of this so that I can export that to a PNG and display it over any ...
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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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How to draw a non-defect transparent line?

Gimp is pretty good to draw a straight lines. It is easy as 1) set first point with left click and 2) set second point with shift+left click: But when I set opaque to 30-70%, small defect is ...
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How to save transparent background in Photoshop, for use in another program

How do I save a transparent background in Photoshop 7.0, for use in another program on a MAC, without losing the transparency? Thanks, psb
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Making transparent but still hiding any objects below in Illustrator

Hello I am new to Illustrator (I was working with photoshop a few years). How can I fix this problem?
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Looking for a way to create a White logo on translucent background that will be viewable in preview?

I'm delivering a package of logos (saved as .pdf), some of which are white on transparent background. When opened in preview or finder, the files appear blank because those applications default to ...
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How should I make the background of a .gif transparent?

I'm trying to edit a .gif for one of my friend's live streaming channel. My issue is that the static background is not allowed, and I'm not sure how to make it transparent. I could go through frame by ...
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How can I make Photoshop's transparency 'checkerboard' match with pixel size? [closed]

im new at photoshop i want my photoshop transparency background square size be 1 px size
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png transparency turns black in photoshop [duplicate]

When I place a png image the transparency turns black and makes it wrong. I want to keep transparency background. What should I do to do this? Thanks
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Quick way to set background to transparant [duplicate]

What is the quickest way to set a transparant background to jpg image with a white background without any major editing? I have tried a few online solutions but the quality always seems poor, so any ...
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Fade out / Transparency in Photoshop

I have a quick question regarding Photoshop, as I did not manage to get the same result as in the picture below. https://ro.pinterest.com/pin/466755948863287781/ In the section, at the bottom the ...
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PDF Printing issues with embedded transparent CMYK image

I have a couple of PDF files here which are saved as PDF/X1a:2001. Those contain some outlined/curved text as well as an embedded background image. In some of the PDFs there is a background picture ...
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Substract two images

Let's say I have 3 images A, B and d with B = A + d. Here, d is a semi-transparent image. If I have B and d, is there a way to get A? Example (images from Google Images): A: B: d: I've ...
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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

I'm trying to do a semi-transparent stroke on a path. When 2 different paths overlap (right) the area where they cross is darker, as expected. But if it a single path there is no such area (left). Any ...
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Use specific color map index as transparent in a .gif file

Is there a way of setting the color to be used as transparent in a .gif file to a specific index in the color map? I have tried ImageMagick. For example, if I want to make all red in the image to use ...
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Can't cut out or make middle transparent in Illustrator

I am trying to cut out the middle of this "P" graphic to make it transparent. I found tutorials on removing interior segments of objects using pathfinder, but every time I attempt to use "minus front" ...
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How to I make the white background and white text of this logo (.psd) transparent? [closed]

 Hiya, I've been asked to do a quick fix (although I'm no expert!) to change the white parts of this logo transparent. I have a .psd version of it and it looks like it's all one layer. I'm afraid ...
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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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How to make certain area transparent in Illustrator

I have a rectangle with a grid pattern as fill: Now I want the white part to be transparent so I can add a background image to it. I didn't find a way to do it. I know if you are in Photoshop you ...
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Gimp transparency not transparent

I have been using GIMP successfully for a little while, but had no trouble with it. Now my transparent backgrounds are not transparent anymore. I go to Layer and Transparencies then to Add Alpha ...
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Illustrator clipping mask problem

I've made this petal and turned it into a flower: As you can see I have a problem with the petal no 6. Half of it should overlap petal no 1. I googled that I should use the clipping mask which I ...
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Extracting an image in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop 6 there was a menu item to extract an image. Essentially, it would allow you to create a transparent image so that you could apply Styles to the image. In Photoshop CS6 I've found a ...
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Print a .svg document without a black background on imported image

I am using GIMP 2.8.10 and inkscape 0.91 on Windows. I want to: Manipulate a photo in GIMP's .xcf format by removing the background -- it should be transparent. Export the image in .png format. ...
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Add a layer on top of all the others to specifically add transparency in GIMP

I have hundreds of layers on an image. I would like to add a layer especially dedicated on transparency - so that I can add transparency to the areas of the image, without modifying the other layers. ...
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Rounded corners for digital portfolio

I'm creating my architecture portfolio, which will be printed but also distributed digitally. I'd like my pages to have rounded corners (to be similar to those of a writing journal, for example) - ...
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Gray background printing on transparent images. Shows only when printing from Mac, but not PC

Transparent images are assumed to be originating from a PC/Window environment, and then have a light gray background when printed in color on a mac. I am mocking up how it looks "printed". It is ...
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Making PNG backgrounds black instead of transparent

I'm working in Photoshop CS5. I have 800+ layers in a PSD file with transparency in them, and I want to export them all individually to JPG (or PNG if possible) - I have this straightened out, but I ...
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Remove alpha from Photoshop layer [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there's an solid way (not a hack) to remove transparency from a photoshop layer? I know the usual, hacky way is to duplicate and merge a layer around 8 times or more to reach a fully ...
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Why won't layer styles render correctly? (CS4)

Been trying to search for an answer online for quite a while now but can't seem to find anything new. I'm familiar with layer styles and I've been merging them down to rasterize a layer, but for some ...
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How to add color value decreasing layer in Gimp

I have an image of a house where the walls have 0 alpha. So when I use the image on a website and change the background color, the walls will be transparent and have the color of the background. That ...
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Logo with multiplied transparency blending option won't show up on black - Illustrator

I'm running into a very frustrating issue. I have a logo element that the client specifically asked for: a hand-painted circle. So I painted the circle, scanned it, did an image trace to vectorize it, ...
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Adobe I - PNG export is not transparent and cannot be viewed in Photo Viewer

When I export my image as a PNG file it does not come out as so. When I view it in windows photo viewer the image is just black. If I import it to Paint the image comes up but it has a normal white ...
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Exporting to pdf with CMYK transparency

I have a shape with a CMYK fill color and a transparent image. When I export it to PDF the colors get distorted. In the export the color setting is in CMYK. What I noticed is when I change ...
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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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How do I prepare semi-transparent objects for print in Illustrator?

I'm working on a brochure for a client that contains some objects with lowered opacity. I've heard that problems can occur when sending these files to a printer so I want to make sure I prepare them ...
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Photoshop CS6 transparency issue

I have edited a photo in Photoshop CS6. I made a selection of the image using the quick selection tool and then refine edge. After this I select inverse and delete the background. After saving my ...
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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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Photoshop exports image but not layer mask (no transparency)

I have a photo of a person. I used quick selection to select person and then a layer mask (which is linked) to get transparent background. Looks fine in export window (background is checkerboard), ...
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Make a selection of image transparent in GIMP [closed]

I have a picture and I want to have one specific rectangle of this picture appear 50% opaque. The rest remains as it was. How do I do this in GIMP?
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Remove transparent pixels from an imported image in Flash Professional

I'm using Adobe Flash Professional and using a sprite my friend drew for me. It has a transparent background and when I import it into flash and break it up, it recognizes the background. This is ...
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Change transparency of multiple objects

I am fairly new to illustrating with vectors using Adobe Illustrator and I'd like know, is it possible to change the transparency of a fill for multiple objects without changing its color? Basically ...
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Gimp: Creating Transparent Backgrounds

I have Gimp 2.8.16. I have repeatedly attempted to create a transparent background for a simple image with a white background. I have tried this tutorial http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-using-web-...
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Need to hide an image behind another transparent image in a .dds file (GIMP)

I just started using GIMP and began messing around with .dds files in a game that has a modifiable GUI. I want to hide an image that is usually always displayed on the GUI in the game behind another ...
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What is the easiest way to add transparancy to an image in Photoshop Elements? [duplicate]

Is there a simple one click solution in Photoshop (Elements) to remove a coloured background? I have previously zoomed and cut around the image, but the detail and rough nature of this leaves it a ...
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How can I select transparent parts of a raster image I placed in Illustrator?

I have an image. it is an object with a transparent background. how can I make the selection around the object itself and not the square with the object and transparency. I exported this image from ...
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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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put partly transpared photo on top of panorama

What is it nessesary to do if I want to see just black edges from background image in image placed on top? Here are links to source images This is what I want to create: You can see there are ...
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make RGBA images to see edges from image in bottom [duplicate]

I have a panorama of mountains and photo, I want to place photo on panorama but I need to see (only) edges of mountains from panorama in my photo on top. So everything has to be invisible besides ...