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

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Having CTRL+A also select fully transparent pixels in Photoshop

When working with an image in photoshop which has a transparent background, pressing CTRL + A to select all, then CTRL + C to copy all, the selection only includes pixels that aren't fully transparent....
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Can image transparency be calculated automatically from multiple non-transparent samples?

I'm wondering if there is a way to automatically calculate transparent image from set of non-transparent ones. No manual work with individual pixels or manual setting of opacities. Many times I need ...
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Illustrator - Using an RGB transparency mask in a CMYK file

My file is CMYK, but it has a Link to an RGB PSD file as a transparency mask. The file renders properly in illustrator (the preview), but whenever I try to export to any other format, the colors are ...
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Resized shape becomes semi-transparent?

I have this shape made up of lines (see left side of image). Why is it that when I resize it to a smaller size, it becomes slightly transparent (see right side of image)? Changing it to a smart ...
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Keeping colors on an image while setting full transparency

I would like to create an image from a map, where each country is colored in a different color, where the frontiers are in black, and in which each color except black is fully transparent, while not ...
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Transparency problem with different monitors

I created a png with a 10% opacity in photoshop. It looks perfect on my laptop and phone. However when I checked it on another person's monitor you could barely see the image. Then when I checked it ...
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How can I set opacity for an image in GIMP 2.6.x?

I've searched and found advice to use a GIMP layers dialogue in e.g. How do you get transparent colour on Gimp? However, in my version of GIMP (2.6.8 for Mac), Layers doesn't seem to be set up to ...
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How can I make a the lighter colors of a greyscale image transparent?

I would like to achieve in Photoshop this type of transparency effect (higher transparency values on the brighter areas of the image): How can I do this?
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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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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 :)
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Change the background color of an iDraw file?

I have an iDraw document and I want to make the background transparent. How can I do that in iDraw?
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How can I draw different light shades inside an object?

Look at this picture: It is part of an Adobe Illustrator tutorial. The tutorial is about using patterns, but what I am interested in is how to draw the darker parts inside the objects. I'am ...
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Place several images with transparency (png) next to each other in Photoshop

I have 10 png images, each one is 48x48 (pixels). They all have a transparent background. I want to make a 480x48 sprite sheet, so I need to put each image side by side and that's where I'm having ...
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Can I change the transparency of a selection keeping the relative transparency each part already has proportional?

I want to give the middle full opacity but let the border effect that is already existing.
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How to change semitransparent part

How do I make this picture white on transparent background and keep it's semitransparent parts - (Background is already transparent).
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Gimp : How to make a selection with the current background color considered transparent?

Just like in Paint, how can I do a "transparent selection"? For example, if red is the background color and I select a part of an image with red in it, I want my selection to consider the the red to ...
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Photoshop cloning non opaque image

Using Photoshop CS6, I have a PNG with some transparencies with soft edges. I need to clone a semi-transparent area, but when I do that I always end up overlapping the original image, losing the ...
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export icon from illustrator to Photoshop with transparency

I have an icon in illustrator but when I export to Photoshop I get white around the shadow in the image. Please advise how to remove the white. I have the icon in layers. original ai file http://...
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Spot Color Transparency and Screens in Illustrator

(Illustrator CS5) I have a design that will be printed on a line printer. Possible are up to 7 colors, or a 4-color process with 3 line colors. I'm currently sticking to PMS only (only 5 PMS colors ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Distorted png when opening in PS

I have a Facebook icon PNG that I want to edit to create a sprite. But the image is distorted upon opening. Saving it gives the same distorted image. Result of opening in PS CS4 v 11.02
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How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency

How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency? Thanks All!
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Pasting a selection in photoshop with a transparent border clips the transparency before snapping to grid

I have a number of small icons all of which fit into a 32x32 pixel png with transparent backgrounds. I wish to create a single large png which contains each of these icons in a 10x10 grid. I create ...
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Change the transparency of an Android stock icon?

I am trying to use an android star icon (.png) and color it in red. Basic, right? Well. I did the color change after some research (just download Gimp 2) from an iOS icon because it has the ideal ...
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Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?

I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you can'...
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Black-white and grayscale to alpha conversion for images

Is there an utility for converting all black-white and grayscale images from certain folder to the same images with adjusted alpha channel? For example, for pixel (r:50, g:50, b:50, a:0) I would like ...
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Text transparent with shadow in Photoshop

Example: In the example image is House Gothic Font 3D Shadow and House Gothic font 3d Normal. How can I make it in Photoshop? the same effect like in the example with the font on the top ...
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Compositing transparent paths so topmost pixel wins

I'm having difficulty wording what it is I want to accomplish, but I'll try to explain. Let's start with the images below: (a) (b) Image (a) shows the image as I have it right now, ...
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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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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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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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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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Strange squares appear in halftoned PNG image with transparency

I have a strange issue with large, off-color "squares" appearing when I preview a PNG with halftones on a transparent background. This doesn't happen with all images (so far, I've only had the issue ...