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This is possible to do with masks, and keep the text as text. With the creative use of clones, you can also make it so the text is editable without having to release the mask too! Here is a quick run of the steps: First, create your rectangle that you want to 'cut' the text out of I made mine magenta Next, duplicate the magenta rectangle, and make it ...


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When I need to "destroy" an object (often text being converted to a path) that I might want to keep for later, I use layers. Open the Layers dialog with Ctrl+Shift+L. Create a layer and call it something like "Text". When you are ready to finish the image, duplicate the text layer, convert it to paths (or whatever you need), and then hide the original. If I ...


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You can make a shape around the text Color it Black And then set Gaussian blur to the shape, works nicely with irregular shapes. Will work both in Illustrator and Photoshop.


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A more elaborate way would be to actually punch out the curved line from the letter shapes. This has the downside that you will not be able to change the text or the curved line anymore, as this is a destructive operation. Draw a large circle with a thick stroke and no fill. Holding Alt while drawing to draw from the circle's center may help placing it ...


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The easiest way to achieve this is to use a clipping mask. That's essentially a shape that masks your text: everything inside the shape stays visible, everything outside of it is hidden. We'd like the shape of the mask to be that of, well, everything but a curved line. We can easily draw smooth curved lines with the Ellipse tool, but Illustrator can't use ...


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Open your Layers and Channels palettes; Make your image a regular layer as opposed to a background layer. Easiest way is to double click the layer bar in the Layers palette; In the Channels palette, make sure the RGB channels are visible, then click the leftmost icon on the bottom, 'Load channel as selection'; In the Layers palette, click the 'Add Layer Mask'...


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You are correct--that "checked background" is how many programs indicate transparent areas. SVG files have a transparent background. Changing the background color is not part of the SVG standard, so changing the background color in Inkscape won't carry over to the SVG file when its viewed in a browser. There are a few ways to get a solid background color: ...


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You can draw the line that you want on a dedicated layer with 100% opacity, then set the layer at 70% opacity or as you like.


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Your method didn't work for me, but quite to my surprise, I found another one on my own which worked fine: go to Layers Window (CTRL + L), uncheck all layers which wouldn't show missing background (i.e. gray-checkered surface), open all of them in turn then every time go to Layer menu (my Layers Window was not cooperative for that), open ...


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Saving the image as a TIFF (.tif) will give you the option to retain any layers within the original PSD file along with any paths and channels that you may have created too. Transparencies will be preserved. The only downside is that the file size may be quite large.


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Save it as a format which supports transparent background like PNG, GIF, TIFF, etc. (PNG is the best) DO NOT save it with JPG/JPEG, it doesn't support transparency. To save it as PNG, select Save As from File Menu, a dialog box would appear, now select PNG (Portable Network Graphics) from the drop-menu and choose Save after giving it appropriate name.


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Either: Manually cut the paths, probably using the Scissors Tool (C). Use pathfinder operations (Window → Pathfinder). or Define a transparency knockout group.


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It seems to me that you'd like the grid to act as a pixel grid to align or proportion artwork to. The intention of the checkerboard is to quickly show what part of your artboard is transparent. Useful if you're trying to make a cutout, or ensure that all areas are filled with block colour. Can I suggest that the option to show the pixel grid might be more ...


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My way of dealing with this (i have to do it a lot actually), is i copy the layer i want to convert into a new temporary grayscale document, then convert it to a monotone using the specific hex number. then plop it back into the orig file, and just hide the orig layer (incase i need to go back for some reason, or change the color). Maybe it seems a bit weird ...


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Some clients just ask for nonsenses. Check if "the client" is only the owner or it has a graphic design departament. If it has, send the file to someone who actually knows what to do with it. If you are sending an Ilustrator or CorelDraw file, just send a layered document, deactivating the black based layer. For a png file there is nothing you can do. ...


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There are only 3 options for Transparency Grid size in Photoshop: Small Medium Large They do not conform to a pixel standard like you're thinking of them. They transmute with the display size. For example set to large on a 50px by 50px image when viewing it very large on my display gets: Zoomed out without any other changes however gets us this: ...



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