I want my image to have 60% transparency. How can I do this in gimp?


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Just use the hotkey Ctrl+L or go to 'Windows → Dockable Dialogs → Layers'. This should open the layers panel with an opacity slider, that you can slide to change the transparency. (source)

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    This solution doesn't work for Mac, BTW. The <kbd>Cmd</kbd> + <kbd>L</kbd> equivalent of that shortcut does nothing, and the menus aren't comparable.
    – jvriesem
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 20:34
  • The shortcut listed does not work on Linux
    – Ferrybig
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 12:14

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