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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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Block non-transparent pixels in CS6

Photoshop has an option to block all transparent pixels: Is there an opposite to this action - blocking all non-transparent (fully opaque) pixels so that you only draw on transparency? Preferably a ...
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Illustrator - Making object transparent

I'm brand new to Illustrator and I'm really struggling. Ultimately, I'm trying to create an SVG file, where the white is transparent. I'm really struggling. Can anyone sent some tips along? And, ...
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Shadows have a grey tint when saving as PDF from Illustrator

I created transparent shadows in Photoshop. Saved (CMYK) as a .psd document. Opened it up in Illustrator and applied it under the main image. In Illustrator, it looks good (a slight darker shade of ...
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How to make the arithmetic average of three images in GIMP?

With two images, it's easy to merge them together such that each image contributes an equal amount of Hue / Saturation / Value. I simply overlap the two layers, and set the above one to be at 50% ...
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Large format export

I am tasked with retouching a variety of decorations to be used across small and large format print (up to 2000H x 3000mm W). What would be the best export, resolution and size settings to use? I am ...
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Paste with transparency into Adobe Photoshop 2023

I copy an image of PNG format from the browser that has a transparent background and attempt to paste it into Photoshop, only to discover that a black background has been added. This does not happen ...
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Shapes and lines don't have solid colors (Inkscape)

I have two rectangles and a line in my Inkscape document. However, all of them do not have solid colors. The rectangles are significantly more red where they overlap and lines and strokes are semi-...
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In Inkscape, how to make different parts of a bitmap have different opacity?

This is an excerpt of an image I work within Inkscape: There is a blueish bitmap to the left and a red bitmap to the right. Currently both are wet to an opacity of 65 %, but I want their opacity to ...
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Extract asset from AI while keeping background transparent with glow effect [duplicate]

For this asset I need to extract each individual lantern into a separate PNG image while preserving the glow effect. When I downloaded the asset, I thought the lanterns lay on top of the checkered ...
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Exporting an image with transparency and multiply/darker blend layers

Help! I'm trying to cut a person with fairly complex hair from a background. I've got a result I'm fairly happy with inside Photoshop I've used a couple of blend layers (multiply, darken) to make ...
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Turning desert map green in photoshop

I have only started using photoshop yesterday, so I have virtually no experience and no idea what I’m doing. What I want to do is: 1- overlay a map of river paths on top of the desert map, and change ...
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Inkscape: strokes show as gray or semi-transparent when should be black

Using Inkscape v1.0.2-2, I now experience a problem with strokes for any shape tool. I try to make a rectangle with a black stroke color, a .3 thickness, and no fill color. It was working and then ...
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PDFs made in GIMP - Transparent background comes out red

I'm trying to make PDF with a transparent background. It's just a PAID stamp: i'm using PDFTK to make a receipt from an invoice by overlaying the PDF which just has the stamp graphic over the PDF of ...
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Inkscape removes background as well as the color (white) in the picture

, I just started using Inkscape but face some "simple" problems already. As you can see in the screenshot if I trace bitmap the Canadian flag without the "remove background" option ...
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Photoshop shows the transparency checker pattern through non-transparent layer

There is a layer with fully-white, 255 alpha, no mask, 100% opacity and 100% fill, and yet, the transparent grid shows through: It is faint, but it's confirmed to be there: I captured it with Win+...
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A better way for a smoothly transition between highly and low detailed textures

I have the highly and low detailed pictures: And I would like to make a smoothly transition between them, for exapmle, on the one side. I put them on top of each other (as laeyrs), make "Match ...
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Convert opacity value to grayscale luminosity

I would like to use Gimp to prepare files for riso printing and for this I need to convert each individual color layer from opacity (x%) to greyscale ((100-x)% luminosity). Precisely, this is the ...
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Illustrator text fill transparent over image effect

I'm trying to recreate an effect I've seen a few times where some text is placed over a background image, and the fill opacity over the background image is transparent but the fill of the rest of the ...
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Type of layer mask to make underneath layers transparent?

I have a design where I'd like to make: the white rectangle layer makes all layers beneath it transparent (you can see the pink) the stroke around the letters makes all layers beneath it transparent (...
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How to find translucent colour from the background colour and fused colour?

I need to find the rbg values and opacity of a colour that is translucent. I have the RGB values of the background colour and the fused colour. As you can hopefully see in the image above, I'm ...
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Best approach to transparent a noisy/brush image

I'm using Photoshop CS6 (portable) to work in some image conversions. Sometimes, complex scenarios (for me anyway) like this one appear: So, my goal is to transparent all dark blue parts and leave ...
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GIMP: How to change opacity of multiple layers?

How do I change the opacity of multiple layers simultaneously in GIMP?
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Gimp Color To Alpha removes too much opacity

I've used Gimp's "Color To Alpha" (C2A) in the past, and it was always the case that, if you placed the resulting layer over a background of the "removed color", that you'd get ...
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Fill non-transparent part of image in InDesign

I have a linked image in Adobe InDesign which is a transparent PNG. I want to fill the visible part of that image with a particular color, i.e. the transparent pieces should stay transparent but the ...
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Finding the base color of one at 50% opacity

I have the color that's the result of another color applied onto a white background with an opacity of 50%. That color has the HEX #b4dcf7. Apologies if I'm missing something simple, but is there an ...
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How to transparent gif in Photoshop (version 20)? [duplicate]

I want to transparent the background color of the spider filter (in Snapchat), and I used "Quick Selection Tool" to transparent the background color, in Photoshop everything seemed right, ...
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Make pattern transparent and use it as a mask

I have an issue with a pattern image (TIFF) that I just cant get around with. To keep the explanation short, I'll add pictures for reference. The issue is that I cant re-create this exact same effect. ...
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Struggling to achieve this gradient effect

I'm attempting to recreate these paintings digitally, but having a very difficult time achieving a similar gradient. I'm pretty new to illustrator, so I'm not sure if it's meant to be a gradient ...
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Remove difference of 2 images with GIMP

I have two images: One with a white background and one with a black background How can I remove the difference and replace it with transparency using GIMP?
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Removing stubborn SVG background

I have an SVG file made by someone else, which I'd like to insert into Powerpoint such that its background (the white pixels in the image below) appears transparent and reveals the content in the ...
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How to perfectly blend together two images?

I have two mosaic images that I wish to blend together, one in blue and one in magenta. [\1] The first approach is to add a mask of gradient opacity onto one of them, and then simply put the gradient ...
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Alpha Clamp an Image

I have various images of shadows. I need to round the opacity of all pixels that actually have a color, to either 0% or 100%, depending on their original opacity. Here's all pixels below 25% opacity ...
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Trim Canvas to First Visible Pixel

I have a large amount of 1024x1024 images that are mostly transparent pixels. I need to crop these images to the smallest possible centered square that includes all pixels. In other words: I need to ...
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Punching a hole in a picture

I have an imported picture, which I want to punch rectangular holes in. Trying many options from Youtube or the Adobe website don't seem to work. When I try to use a Compound Path, for example, it ...
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How to find out lower opacity color?

Is there any way to find a similar color code when reducing the opacity of any color? For example:
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transparent images have a white glow on some edges

So I've been creating a sign pack for a game I play and ran into a very odd issue. What I've been doing is create a bunch of shapes in Illustrator and export them as SVG. Then importing them to ...
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How to make object transparent without making its border transparent in INKSCAPE

I am creating several objects in INKSCAPE and when I change the transparency of these objects the whole object becomes transparent, while I would just like that the fill color is. Is there a way to ...
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PNG files transparency background problem

I'm trying to use PNG files for creating and I have the next problem: As you can see, when I import or paste the IMG, the background of PNG 'is not actually a background'. Is like background has the ...
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Skew background with Gimp

I have a logo which is skewed and would like to skew the background to match without further skewing the logo. The image on the left is what I currently have, the skewed rounded rectangle with the ...
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Illustrator - make area of an image within a shape transparent

I'm new to Illustrator and struggling to solve this issue. I've created this image and I'm trying to make the area covered by the top layer (the white cloudy part with the circular cutout) transparent....
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Illustrator: Creating extruded text with a transparent cap while still opaquing "hidden" sides

I'm trying to alter one of Van Halen's original logos with different text, and I'm having trouble duplicating the extruded text effect. Here's the original: This looks to be a kind of extrusion where ...
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Alpha to Colour in GIMP (for real)

The question has already been asked, but the accepted answer is really not what I'm looking for. I want something that measures the alpha value of every pixel, and turns that into a given colour. So, ...
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Is it possible to separate a merged layer if you have one of the original layers? [duplicate]

I have this image from an old website I have to modify. I want to change the composition of the image, but this layer is already merged. I found the original background layer from an older source ...
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How to print white/light pixels as light-grey/white rather than underlying paper color

This file was created in photoshop & illustrator, and I'll be printing it digitally on a color laser copier at Kinkos. As you can see, there are a lot of very light tones and that when printed, a ...
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Opacity gradients fail in CMYK and FOGRA 29

Following Conversion from RGB to CMYK loses mesh gradient transparency , I replaced the mesh gradients with simple transparency gradients in Illustrator CS5.1. Note that the blue and red emojis have ...
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Conversion from RGB to CMYK loses mesh gradient transparency

I purchased and adapted a vector graphic in RGB that I want to send to a printing bureau. The directions state: When uploading: Convert text to outline Remove template lines before saving Keep the ...
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Recreate transparent icon in Figma

I am trying to recreate the below icon in Figma. I have the background color (#F3764A) but since each Dimond is transparent, I cannot get the actual hex color or the opacity which make recreating it ...
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Apply Opacity Gradient to Edges

I have a tree: Which will be going atop some dirt, and I'd like to apply a gradient opacity transition effect to the bottom, to make it look like the tree is "in" in the dirt. If I have a ...
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Addition layer semi-transparency

I'm trying to export a semi-transparent png. There is an addition layer with giving a bloom/glow(not really sure what to else call it) which shows up fine when there is a black background, but ...
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Fastest way to create the border-around a person's cutout youtube cover

I'm looking make the process of making the Cutout person youtube cover faster, hopefully using simple/inexpensive tools though if the best option is expensive/complicated I would still go for that. ...
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