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

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Changing “color” of transparency layer in GIF

I have some GIF files that are not observing transparency when I load them in .NET, via System.Drawing.Image.FromFile(). However, I have a some others that do. When I have a look at the color ...
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Illustrator: changing the opacity of fill and stroke independently won't work

I've read various threads on how one can change the opacity values of stroke and fill individually by going to the Appearance panel. Unfortunately I cannot do that and I'mm stuck. As you can see in ...
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Forget alpha instead of blending it in Gimp

It's now second time I need this so I'm posting it as a question: When a layer has alpha channel, some pixels may be transparent. I want to totally forget about the transparency. That means, render ...
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How to EXPORT/ SAVE transparency for web use from InDesign?

I would like to create a header for a webpage with a logo (with transparency from a psd/ tiff) some typography and an overall transparent background In InDesign, typography options are ideal for ...
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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 a ...
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How to determine the color and opacity using the color picker tool?

I have received a PSD that has a semi transparent image in it. I know the image is semitransparent because I see the Photoshop checkered background behind it. When I look at the layers I see one layer ...
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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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Placing PSD image in Indesign with a transparent background

I'm a novice Photoshop user... obviously... I've created a wine glass ring image using a brush, on a transparent background in Photoshop. I saved this file as a PSD. When I try to place this image ...
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Flatten transparency of derivative colors [closed]

I'm creating an illustration in Ai CS3 heavily using symbols. I need to create derivative symbols, out of other symbols, with lighter colors. The transparency tool is for color seek, but as soon as I ...
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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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Creating layers with different sizes from existing PNGS and imported into a PSD

Working on a legacy .NET web application we have the following issue: graphical themes are made of hundred png files. When it comes to create a new theme (ie. same icons but new set of colors), we ...
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Same color. Why does it look different?

I'm making an icon for an Android app I'm developing. Android comes with icons for a lot of things, but I had to make my own to symbolize vibration being off. I'm using the same color, and when I look ...
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Is there a way to trim art boards in illustrator like in photoshop? [duplicate]

I will find myself often resizing art boards in illustrator when Im designing websites (if a page needs to be longer or shorter) and wanted to know if there is a way to trim away transparent pixels on ...
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Remove/Cut Section from Image

I'm attempting to remove (or cut) a portion out of a shape. The result of my operations are that the removed portion automatically is given the same border as the other shape before the "cut". Here ...
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Transparent CMYK?

I am in the print field and relatively new to photo shop. I have a lot of situations where I would like to have CMYK over a transparent background. We place .psd files into illustrator for packaging ...
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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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Losing transparency when placing or pasting items into InDesign CS5

I know others have asked similar questions, but the answers don't seem to be working for me. If I have an Illustrator file open and am also working in InDesign, I often copy/paste the vector image ...
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How do I further remove this background?

So, I have removed the background of the logo for my site, but the background of my site is a dark grey. As a result, the logo has a white border around it that looks messy. I use GIMP for editing and ...
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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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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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Changing image color

I am by no means a Graphic Designer but try. I have an image I got from iconarchive and am trying to set the color to red (#840a0c) and setting transparent where there is white. I am using GIMP for ...
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Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...
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Can I apply more than 1 transparency to one object in CorelDRAW?

I have a background image with linear transparency applied on the top of my image. I would like to replicate the same transparency on the bottom of the image. How can I do this?
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Make a desaturated image transparent keeping only shadows & highlights

I've been trying to do this for a few days now and have not gotten the results I need. I'm not sure I'm using the correct terminology in the title, if not, please feel free to correct me, and I'll ...
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How do you make a letter in a circle transparent to the background? (Inkscape)

Say you have a circle, and a letter (X), on top of that circle. The circle is black, the background is white, and you want the X to be transparent. HOWEVER, you want the X (or the area where the X ...
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.png's made in GIMP not coming out transparent

I've had this happen with more than one image lately. I open an image in GIMP with the purpose of making the background transparent. The first thing I do is Add Alpha Channel. I proceed to remove ...
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How to make an area transparent in Illustrator

In the image below you'll see the white section (highlighted blue). The black section behind it is one path, and the white another. How do I remove the white from the black so it becomes transparent? ...
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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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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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How to remove a green/blue screen background using Photoshop CS5?

Using Photoshop CS5, i'm trying to fully remove background of a picture being shot behind a blue screen. To do this, i am using Color Range method (from Menu > Selection). It works ok for most ...
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How to export overlay glow

i made the following image: lowest layer: solid black middle layer: some white brush painting highest layer: solid red with Overlay mode this gives me a nice glowing effect, which i would like to ...
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PDF has white background when exported from Illustrator

I'm saving an Illustrator CS6 file as a PDF. The file has a transparent background, however when exported as a PDF and dropped into InDesign the file has a white background. I've tried saving the ...
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GIMP: Select full (transparent) image

Not that good at GIMP, but I'm having an issue. I'm trying to copy from a transparent image to another, however it only copies the part that's not transparent. How can I make it also select and copy ...
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GIMP transparency is not working

I followed this tutorial on GIMP to make an image transparent. Here is a snippet of the original image opened inside Windows Image Viewer (so the grey background is part of Windows Image Viewer, I ...
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Combining and Layering Transparent Shapes in Illustrator

Sorry if my title is a big vague. I'm fairly new to Illustrator and and still trying to figure out how things work. I have a few paths that I'm looking to layer, one on top of the other. From bottom ...
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Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?

This morning on twitter there was a tweet with the text "click on this picture". When picture is clicked, it's opened in wider viewer, but looks completely different. I tried to analyze this picture ...
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Change color of transparent element in GIMP

Someone created a logo for me, It's a one-color logo with some shiny effects as you see. Can I change the color of the logo without losing transparency or brightness? And which one I can change the ...
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How can I set the Photoshop pencil tool to auto erase to transparent?

Photoshop's pencil tool has a setting for "auto erase". When set, clicking on a pixel of the current foreground color causes it to draw over it with the background color. This is great if you're ...
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Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor). I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
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How to make a Effect act as transparency in Photoshop?

I know I can create a layer mask, but this method only accepts a bitmapped mask as far as i know, than the result is not perfect. I tried using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGBNHY5rAxg ...
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Save a vector shape with transparency with a clean outline in Photoshop?

The problem I'm having is that after I've drawn a 16px by 16px, vector shape (circle), with a transparent background everything about the shape is as I need it, except that the anti-aliasing on the ...
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how to make a color transparent in GIMP

I realize there are a ton of questions like this, but they are all way overcomplicated for what I am trying to do. What I want to do is very simple. I want the background of my image completely ...
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How would I remove all the white from this image? I just want the image to be the red parts

The question pretty much stated it all, I want the red parts for transparency and all the white removed.
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Illustrator script to export eps files to black/transparent only pngs

I've modified a script I found for Illustrator to allow me to convert multiple folders full of EPS files to transparent PNGs and it does a fantastic job. The part where I'm stumped is in finding out ...
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how to crop the transparent small pieces around the pictures by photoshop?

I want to crop just the image not transparent around of that , but these pieces are too small , By which tools you crop carefully instead of using hand cropping ? I added a picture to show my problem ...
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Why is this blurred images not working as a background?

How can I get the picture in the background and add a blur to it so it looks like the example ones? I have tested blur in one of my designs, and it's looks bad x) I wonder if it's the color of the ...
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How to create a non destructive gradient mask over an object? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a mask with a nondestructive gradient. So far I have managed to create my shape in a smart object and the masking gradient in another smart object. My mask looks like this: ...
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GIMP: Smooth png image from black to transparent (how to make gradient)?

How to make a transparent 'png' image from black (not transparent) to nothing (absolutely transparent) in GIMP smoothly? As result, this image on the red image gives the image from black via dark red ...
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Making parts of image transparent - am I doing it right?

First, I want to make it very clear that I am a newbie in this graphic designing field and I have no idea of how things are done. I am more a programmer than a designer. I have been making a Google ...
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How to punch through all the layers in Adobe Illustrator?

So I have this image as vector and a grunge image as vector: I can easily mask the grunge part from the image in Photoshop: But when I try to do this on Illustrator with pathfinder always get ...