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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
98 views

How to use magic wand where there is white in the image

I am editing product images so that the background is transparent, the background is currently white. When I use the magic wand tool it also cuts out the bottle cap of the product because the bottle ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Save a PDF with a transparent background? [duplicate]

I have an Illustrator file that I have saved in various formats, including a .PNG. Only my client on a PC, needs it to be a .PDF with a transparent background. This is for print purposes. Any ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Fusion of transparent layer on to existing layer

I have a layer with multiple shapes and colors, and I would like to manipulate the layer esaily by changing the intensity of the colors. I know this can be easily achieved by an extra layer of the ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Making parts of a shape transparent

I'm building a website. For part of this website I want to have a picture that has rounded corners. If I insert the picture normally then it will remain rectangular- the rounded corners being ugly ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

Making background transparent without changing filename

I've folders containing png images of map tiles to be overlayed on google maps, created using QTiles plugin in QGIS. I want to remove the white background of all the tiles so that base map is properly ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

GIMP - how to make transparent brush from an image layer?

I would like to make a (semi-)transparent brush in GIMP. Starting from an image of marble with white background and veins in shades of grey, using various layers I selected the white to alpha and ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Set a stroke to knockout a fill behind it with live text in Illustrator

I'd like to be able to set the stroke of some live text to knockout a fill that is offset so it appears as a shadow with negative space between the top fill and the "shadow" fill. I can't seem to find ...
1
vote
2answers
124 views

Why doesn't my opacity mask fully hide my object?

I've got a problem with masking. I've made an object and masked it over. The masking effect is visible, but it should go behind the object. The transparent part should be at 0% visibility, but ...
1
vote
3answers
74 views

Is there a way of making text that is unreadable at high brightness but becomes readable as brightness is reduced?

I am looking for a way of displaying text that is unreadable at high brightness but becomes readable as brightness is reduced on a screen/monitor. Any clues? Thanks
0
votes
1answer
530 views

Gradient fade a PNG image using Photoshop [duplicate]

I've searched high and low and finally hit upon alpha channels, but I don't know how to configure an alpha channel to suit my needs. I'm trying take this image... ...And turn it into this. As you ...
4
votes
1answer
112 views

How to fix transparency issue in pdf output from Inkscape?

I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used ...
-4
votes
1answer
60 views

How come thumbnail doesn't show the logo? [closed]

I have a picture with a rectangular black logo covering the lower part of the photo, yet in the thumbnail preview the logo is not there and I can see the elements hidden behind it. It appears to be ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Inkscape make visible filter color permanent

Let's say I have a rectangle with filter applied and a, alpha different from FF(255) making it transparent. On a white background in inkscape it looks great and these are the colours that I want to ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

GIMP: Indexed (Gif), change white to transparent

I have a 1-bit black-and-white GIF, I need to change the white into transparent. How do I do it in GIMP?
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
162 views

Photoshop - Layers losing transparency when merging

I'm working on multiple layers on Photoshop (CS6). Some of the layers have different layer styles like multiply. When I merge the layers together I seem to lose the transparency on some of the image, ...
2
votes
2answers
144 views

Transparency explained

Excuse my ignorance, but could you briefly explain what it means to "maintain (or not) Transparency" in Photoshop when placing it in another program like InDesign?
0
votes
1answer
505 views

How transparent are Facebook's “Causes” profile picture overlays? [closed]

I'm trying to make an imitation of one of Facebook's "Causes" overlays - specifically, one that represents both the French and Lebanese flags in its design. To do this, I would like to know the exact ...
-3
votes
2answers
55 views

How to make something transparent while still keeping the effect intact [duplicate]

So I am literally a illustrator noob with literally 4 hours of experience since writing this post. I am creating a logo for my school robotics team and I wanted to make the background of the logo ...
-1
votes
1answer
47 views

Trouble converting a path/fill to transparency in illustrator

I have an vector image in b/w, and I want to convert black to transparent in AI. I have a layer that I filled with red behind my image so I can see what is white and what is transparent. I select ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Illustrator CS6: How to cut an area (shape without fill) out of another?

Here's example picture below. How to make all the white areas transparent? Triangles, line and text. I have tried Pathfinder but I can't get it work correctly. Thanks in advance :)
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Invert the result of Stylize>feather to the center

According to this, the solution given with feather is what I desire, but in the opposite way: I want the center of the object (for any shape, but a square object would be welcome if it is easier) to ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

What do I call a design with tinted elements on top of a photograph?

How can I call the below kind of designs (tinted elements on photograph) I want to know, because to use the terms in search and so.
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Fade in black background in GIMP

I'm trying to edit an image with a black background to be T-shirt ready, which mainly means that I don't want there to be a huge black square. I tried messing around with cutting out all of the black, ...
-1
votes
4answers
195 views

Turn Grayscale image into black image with transparency

What I want is for the image to turn all grays into transparencies of black, which doesn't seem to work when I simply use "Colour Range" to remove white from image. -Using Adobe Photoshop.
0
votes
0answers
89 views

How to save an SVG with a transparent background and fixed height and width?

In sketch I have one large artboard with a width of 1000 and a height of 2000. I made a grid to house 50 logo's with a fixed width and height of 200x200. So all the logo's fit in a square of 200x200. ...
0
votes
1answer
333 views

How to change all pixels in Gimp that are not one of two colors to white?

I was trying to submit an app to the Windows Phone app store. Here all pixels need to be white (#FFFFFF) or transparant (#FF####). I had a black logo on a white background. To make the background ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Transparency problem .. INDesign and Illustrator

I maked an indesign document(RGB) .. I've placed an AI document (RGB).. When I export to an interactive pdf file .. some colors changed .. and transparency doesn't work see images :
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Opacity of layer affects clipping masks

Most of the time I use clipping masks only to keep painting within certain borders. But how do I change the opacity of the mask, while preserving its shape? Say I drew many little particles and want ...
2
votes
1answer
89 views

Using GIMP, is there a way to fill an image that has transparency?

For a given shape, I would like to fill it with the line color. However, using the fill bucket, the transparency on the inside of the image is still visible. Double clicking with the fill bucket ...
1
vote
0answers
505 views

How to export videos with transparent background from Keynote app?

I'm pretty new to Keynote app and I've created a series of animated presentations I'd like to export as video with a transparent background. I'm using its latest update version 6.5.3, so far the most ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Fill transparent parts of image with nearest solid color in GIMP

Is there any easy way to fill transparent areas of image with nearest to them solid colors in GIMP? As I understand this should prevent problems with wrong colored edges in transparent textures.
0
votes
1answer
161 views

How do I get the transparency in a PNG with indexed color which has a transparent background?

I have a PNG with indexed color which is rendered with a transparent background in Google Images, so I know the transparency is there, but the color mode is Indexed, and in InDesign & Photoshop I ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

How to remove any color and let all white-on-transparent

I don't want any blue outline and I expect the "W" to be "opened", without the nested blue parts. All that is currently blue should be transparent. I'm new to photoshop, I don't know how to get rid ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

What does a “white-on-transparent” image mean?

Reading Android's new instructions to adapt my app icon (in a status bar), I am stuck on this: Notification icons should only be a white-on-transparent background image. What does it mean a "...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Transparent gif blurring when saving for web? [closed]

I'm editing out the background of a gif for the first time (I've done it for pictures before) and I noticed when i save for web the layers that have been edited start to blur together. Is there a ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How do I make an image transparent and maintain highlights and shadows? [duplicate]

I need to create a t-shirt overlay, where my web guy can use a dumbed down flat graphic to change tee color, and use an overlay file in PNG format to keep the tee highlights and shadows. I have ...
-1
votes
1answer
102 views

Semi Transparent Animations? [duplicate]

I would like to have a semi-tranparent animation on my website. Something like a gif, but with opacity that isn't just on or off. Does something like this exist yet? Is it time for someone to ...
0
votes
2answers
200 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Illustrator: Clip using transparency

I want to clip the image in the background using the image on top based on the transparency Preview: http://prntscr.com/8brfnb I want the areas that are under the opaque parts of the top image to be ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Good techniques for transparent info in game UI

For a game that I am developing, I am trying to include a non-intrusive overlay to help the player understand what keys to use as they progress through the game. I'm looking to design something like ...
2
votes
3answers
307 views

How to make a transparent picture a non transparent *GIMP*

A friend of mine sent me an image that is almost completely transparent as a sort of encrypted code type of thing, the only way I can see it is if I go into the default paint program and use the ...
1
vote
1answer
13k views

Remove white background from b/w vector image for web [closed]

I have created schema in black and white vector image using Adobe Illustrator. Now I would like to make image for web. I choose GIF and save. Unfortunately I have A4 white background where schema was ...
1
vote
1answer
328 views

Photoshop, gradient map to transparent?

I have the following image that I'd like to apply a gradient map to: I would like the below gradient applied (note that the gradient maps to transparent). The problem is that rather than the ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Make PDF background transparent in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

I have a vector graphic in PDF with a white background: how can I make the background transparent? I have to import it into some Illustrator document whose background isn't white, so I need the PDF ...
3
votes
3answers
549 views

How to make a .PNG that shows one image on a black background and a different image on a white background?

This image was put up by the NHL on Twitter. In the feed this is the image, when you click on it, a different one pops up. When you open it in Photoshop, the whites are very bold and the greys/blacks ...
4
votes
2answers
390 views

How to quickly find all transparent objects in an artwork in Illustrator?

I have document with 15000 paths. I used a lot blending modes, blur effects and gradients with transparent nodes. I need to convert it to EPS. I found most of transparent objects, but over 50 more I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
523 views

photoshop render fibers and export as transparent background png

so I rendered fibres. really light ones. take a look I want the fibres to stay and everything around them to be transparent tried a bunch of things like changing levels, exposure, contrast etc ...
1
vote
1answer
593 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
504 views

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 ...