Questions tagged [transparency]

Questions about how to make images transparent (see-through) or adjust the level of transparency / opacity in any graphic manipulation software. An image 100% transparent will not be visible.

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Objects in InDesign not changing opacity

I have been working in the same document the past few days with no issues. even this morning everything was working normally. I was using a few objects with lighter opacity applied to them. All of a ...
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When exporting as pdf a layer that should not be transparent becomes transparent

I am making an image by pasting a pdf image on a background. Everything looks great in Inkscape, but when exporting the entire Inkscape file to pdf, the pdf image gets somewhat transparent for no ...
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Filling paths with transparency after breaking apart a traced bitmap

I'm very new to Inkscape, and I'm sure I'm missing something trivial. I had a .png image with some lineart that I wanted to vectorize. I know how to vectorize lineart as to have black vectorized ...
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Batch graphic/image processing (convert SVG to PNG and change transparent to white) [duplicate]

I've got around 200 SVG graphics that have transparent backgrounds. I'm struggling to find a tool that would allow me to convert these into various sizes of PNG, with also the option to remove any ...
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Make color transparent and keep the same visual color

I have this color #EEF1F3. I need an element to have this color as the background color. In this case I need the color to be opaque by a ratio of 5% (opacity: 0.05). But I don't know how to turn this ...
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Making a graphic transparent in Excel

Is it possible to design a graphic that is transparent to text? What I'm looking for is something like MS Word’s send to back, which sends the picture behind text, so the text will be visible. In ...
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How is a “wipe effect” intellectually accomplished, animated DIRECTIONAL fade-in from left to right

I don't understand what a "wipe effect" or DIRECTIONAL fade in is "intellectually." To provide some context, here is my graphics environment: Layer 3: if needed, I can use too (please note the ...
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GIMP - Unwanted white borders after applying transparency layer

I had this image: Which I applied a transparency background: However, the result isn't perfect at all, as letters still have white borders. You can see this in the following zoom: What wrong did I ...
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Is there an easy way to cut out white background in Illustrator?

I have to process 120 images, I already did it with fireworks but the quality is depressingly low, I see that Illustrator only lets me cut the white background with the Pen tool, it doesn't have Magic ...
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Why drawn path has no fill but is not transparent in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

The drawn path has no fill, but it filled by a black color. How to remove this black and make inner region of a path transparent?
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How do I remove these transparent pixels?

I've converted this text to outlines, and then I have flattened the transparency, but zooming in on this, there is still transparent pixels. Where the outline is, I would like to export the shape, and ...
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Tried making a gif transparent, unoptomized I got a trail, optomized I got a grainy effect

The first image is the gif unoptimized, the second image is the gif optimized when exported. Both images had the "replace layer" option selected. Any idea what I could do to get a middle ground with ...
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Using Photoshop, how can I create an effect in an image that will blend with other images it is displayed over the top of outside of Photoshop?

I'm something of an amateur and am slowly self-teaching myself Photoshop through experimenting with different projects. My current project is a fan edit of some game assets that aren't packed or ...
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How can I make a shape under which everything is transparent?

I want to make an overlay for a video. I made two rectangular shapes in order to produce a gradient trim. Underneath is a picture. That part of the picture needs to be transparent so that I can place ...
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Remove black pixels from image w/ transparent background?

I have an image with a transparent background and a layer that has black pixels I want to remove: If I set the layer w/ black pixels to Screen in Photoshop against a filled background, the black ...
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Gimp - how to make entire layer transparent

I'm trying to create watermark so I want my logo layer to be transparent. How do I achieve this? I tried all the existing guides but they aren't working. The layers are in JPG format by default when I ...
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How to achieve popular glitter effect in Adobe Photoshop? [duplicate]

A lot of popular Instagram artists use this type of glitter in their art and I am trying to achieve the same effect. It seems to be some type of overlay I have tried asking where these people got the ...
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Animated GIF transparency waves In Photoshop [duplicate]

I created an animated outer glow around a shape like shown below: But when I save it the outer glow shape changes to dotted instead of clear glow.
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Brightness and contrast mapping in photoshop

I wish to map the brightness and contrast of an image into another image. I have a grayscale photo of a face and an image full of glowing particles. I want to embed the face photo to the particle ...
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How can I make this selected object cut the objects in the background?

So I'm designing transfer decals for a club. The selected portion in white needs to be transparent, but it also needs to cut out the background shapes in order to have a transparent border for the ...
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Limit to the number of images one can stack with alpha blending?

I would like to show high level structural similarities between a huge number of images with the same dimensions. Ideally I'd like to stack them all on top of eachother and set the alpha of each to 1/...
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Knockout text. Illustrator won't do full text

So I am trying to knock out the foreground object, in this case, it's text from the design. But it's not doing exactly what I want. I would like to do it creating outlines since I want to unite ...
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Antialiasing on a transparent background, png exports as a fade to white instead of alpha

As noted in the zoomed snippets below, I'm able to get the antialiasing looking good in gimp (just by using the AA setting in the ellipse select tool). However, when I export it (as png, of course) ...
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Why does Illustrator add invisible layers on top of files when transfered from one computer to the other?

Every time I take a file from work and open it at home, there appear all these invisible boxes that group everything together. Sometimes there are multiple invisible suck boxes over the same part of ...
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How to make text into a transparent punch through a shape in Illustrator?

I am a total newbee in Illustrator. As in title said, I'd like to ask how to input transparent text in Adobe Illustrator. For instance, the following image has 2 layers, one is the ring and the ...
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PDF with flattened transparency / stitching / but lines are printing?

I intimately familiar with the flattened PDF / white line / stitching issue. They're screen artifacts, they won't print on press, yadda yadda. I use a variety of PDF settings, depending on where and ...
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Newbie Help. How to create transparent layer from checked image?

I just bought this image from Shutterstock which comes as either a jpg or an eps. I use Gimp and am familiar with transparent layers ( which is what I want) but this comes as a flat image. I thought ...
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Inkscape - How do I remove the black background in a jpg file of scanned dice?

I have scanned a bunch of dice on a flatbed scanner. I covered the dice so the background would get as black as I could. (which means it is not uniformly completely black black) Now I have loaded ...
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Indesign – screen effect disappears in RBG blend mode

I have an image that is basically some black lines which I have placed onto a blue background and gave it a screen effect to make it white. This is while in CMYK transparency blend space. But when I ...
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Toggle transparency grid in Affinity Designer

Is there a way to toggle the transparency grid on and off as you can in Illustrator (by hitting cmd + shift + d)? Picture of transparency grid in Illustrator for reference:
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How can I (using Gimp) accurately remove a red background from an image?

I've been designing some custom backgrounds for a game recently, although I have little to no skill with photo editing. I've usually only used MS paint, but this particular project required tools that ...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

I want to produce a geographic map with Inkscape. I have cities with names. I mean I have dozens of city names. I want to fill the background of cities names with a semi transparent background so that ...
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GIMP is not combining layers the way that I expected

I have experience with image processing, but I am fairly new to GIMP. I was experimenting combining layers that have transparency, and the pixel values that GIMP computes do not agree with the ...
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Why are these objects transparent everywhere?

I am trying to export leaves and branches from Illustrator. I would like the area which is not branches and leaves to be transparent (the white part in the image below), and the area which is leaves ...
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Printing a drop shadow gradient transition to transparent in CMYK

I am attempting to print an image of a bowl of food with a drop shadow that gradually transitions to transparent on a white background. The shadow renders beautifully within Adobe Illustrator, but ...
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How save Photoshop EPS with multiple clipping paths

So I understand that the only way to save a text logo as Photoshop EPS WITH transparent background, is to: Change the fonts to Shapes Create paths from the shapes Create clipping paths This works ...
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Background idea for displaying black png images

I need a good way to display black png images in my webapp Hover I thought about using a "transparency tile" but that wouldn't look good I even used CSS stripes but the result wasn't great I need a ...
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Opacity problem with Illustrator and general inquiry

I'm a new member here and I started Illustrator a few days ago. I'm trying to find out stuff here and there but a huge problem I'm encountering is changing the opacity. First problem The opacity is ...
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How do I design a translucent vinyl glass door sticker?

I have to make a sticker for a pair of glass doors. It will be printed on vinyl and has to be translucent. Is there any specific process to incorporate the translucency? I've designed clear stickers ...
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How do you achieve that black/transparent look in photoshop?

How do you achieve this look: Thanks!
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Restore opacity to portions of a layer in Photoshop CS4 [duplicate]

A layer has Opacity 100%. However, using a soft erase brush to feather the edges of an item, I've accidentally made too much of the layer partially transparent. My recollection is that there'd be a ...
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Illustrator: Logo fade out to transparency gradient in outer edges

So, I've got a rectangular little/logo banner thing drawn up in Adobe Illustrator: And I want to fade out to nothing around the edges relative to a new shape; in this case, an ellipse. Here it ...
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Illustrator Opacity Mask Not Fully Hiding Object [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a logo and I'm having trouble cutting out part of a line. I'm trying to use an opacity mask to do this because using the pathfinder tool changes how the lines look. The problem I'm ...
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In printing: Is there a standard colour for transparency?

Sorry if this has already been asked,I'm not entirely sure how to search for this. I'm working on a design that has a gradient on it. The idea is that part of this is actually transparent when printed ...
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Exporting Image to PNG causes it to be semi-transparent

I'm trying to create an image with a transparent alpha channel. After clipping image, I've removed white rectangular background using the 'Color to Alpha' tool. It seems to work fine by converting ...
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Inkscape trace bitmap removing all white from image (background is alpha)

So, I recently took on the challenge of learning how to use Inkscape. I wanted to trace bitmap an image of the Australian flag, but the white parts if the flag is removed. I tried the Trace Bitmap ...
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Change color area with different transparencies

I have a picture which I need to edit, but everything I tried didn't work. My picture has different transparencies but everything is the same color. I just want to change the color but the ...
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Indesign: Why are my objects suddenly transparent/blending colour?

Please refer to the image above. These objects that I made, and any other items that I change the background colour of, suddenly is doing this where it looks like it is either transparent, or is ...
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Flatten transparency makes text with overlay blending mode solid white

I received a PDF file from a client that I need to print. I want to flatten the PDF using Acrobat Preflight Flattener Previewer but I am not getting the desired results I am expecting. The ...
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Transparent GIF is forming grainy, transparent static and I don't know how to fix it.(GIMP)

So, I'm trying to make this gif for a meme but no matter what I do I guess this swiss cheese looking error and I can't even figure out what the term is to google!