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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When copy and pasting a selection in GIMP it will have spots of transparency

I used the fuzzy selection tool select an outline and when I tried copy it into a new layer, It will have spots of transparency. I've tried saving the image to my disk but when reopening the saved ...
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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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Determine equivalent transparency for hue/shade of base color?

I have a logo that has 1 base color, and has 3 lighter hues of that base color. It came in raster versions for use on a black background and use on a white background. I’m trying to recreate the logo ...
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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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Remove fill from area when no fill is present in Inkscape

Disclaimer: I'm very new to Inkscape and have almost no experience in graphic design, I'm just getting started. I'm trying to create an object with certain areas be either transparent or always filled ...
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Illustrator pattern grid clipping image

How do I fix this? Pieces of the design are getting cut off (right and bottom side of the yellow, top and left side of the green). Any help would be appreciated! (to answer a reply that was deleted - ...
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Objects on top of colored objects change color - ILLUSTRATOR

I am working with vector graphics designing mugs, but whenever I place an object on top of the mug, the object is changing color. I am noticing it is also happening to all my objects. The top object ...
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Dealing with opacity in adobe illustrator using the Numberpad keys

Can someone please tell me if I need to adjust how can I deal with opacity without going in the properties section in adobe illustrator? I am familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Figma, and we can simply ...
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Imported PNG images in Gimp aren't transparent

I opened a PNG image as a layer in Gimp, expecting the background to be transparent. Instead, the whole squared background is visible and covering the image under it. What exactly am I doing wrong and ...
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Opaque Painterly Brush in Photoshop

Does anyone know how to achieve this kind of painterly look, yet still opaque with brush in adobe photoshop?
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How to find actual hex value of color opacity in GIMP

I have a layer of color Red. It is a little transparent. I want to find actual RGBA value of it. The opacity is in percentage an I want the hex value of it. Is there any way, thanks.
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to find out about omnigraphs used in map making

To produce a map from air photographs where accurate mapping information was not available, a tool was used that allowed air photographs, compiled into a mosaic, to be reduced or enlarged onto tracing ...
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Alpha to Colour Value in GIMP

I can convert from colour to alpha, but I need to convert from alpha to color. I have created an image containing only white text and I want to convert the semi-transparent pixels (the text smoothing) ...
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Make shapes semi-transparent, but not their text and borders

I want to draw the following image: (This is from Wikipedia. I want to draw it in InDesign.) The problem is that if I draw these circles by using Ellipse Tool and then set their opacity to 50 or 25%, ...
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How to make the parts of an image under a text transparent? [closed]

I want to make parts of an image transparent so that it creates text. In other words, I want to make the part of the image under the text transparent, the image and the text would both be transparent. ...
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Alpha Channel: When to add it or why not? How much does it add to image file size?

When you load an existing image in Photoshop or Gimp, it is a single layer with no alpha channel. One reason why someone would need to add an alpha channel to that layer is if they want to cut away ...
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How can I test issues with transparent boxes printing from Indesign PDFs?

I'm troubleshooting a sign for print, made in Indesign by someone else. As happens sometimes, the file in Indesign and as an exported PDF appear correctly, but when printed have semi-transparent boxes ...
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how to change transparency of a layer by a brush (GIMP)

I want to change transparency of a layer where the transparency can be changed by a brush ex: increase top layer transparency by 50% when I draw a line over a place. what I’m trying to do is have ...
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Why am I getting grey boxes around transparencies when importing a PDF file into Photoshop from InDesign?

I'm creating interior graphics for a client's nonfiction book and came across something I can't explain. I created a small, transparent graphic in Photoshop, exported it as a transparent PNG file (24-...
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Why does my transparent icon have a square shadow on the desktop?

I'm trying to make an icon with transparent background. The icon has the shape of a circle, but when I put the icon on my desktop, there is a square shadow around it as though it were a solid icon. ...
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Remove semitransparent pixels on Smart Object in Photoshop

I found this adobe community post and it's working great. Summary of the adobe answer: Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency then edit the Layer Mask however necessary (Image > Adjustments &...
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How to create transparent strokes in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to make all the lines that are pink become transparent. How would I do this in Illustrator? I can not just make the strokes transparent because there are objects underneath. To make the ...
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Photoshop: Pasting PNG from the web turns transparency black

I have searched for a solution to this problem and I have found many answers, all of which tell me that this is not an issue with Photoshop, but an issue with Windows. They will tell me: "The ...
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Gimp transparency isn't working, even when I export with png

I followed videos step by step to create my image in gimp, making the background transparent. I then exported my file as a .png file. Everything looks like it worked well, until I add the image into ...
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set a ONE pixel image's alpha value using gimp

i have gimp 2.10.22 on Kubuntu. I want a one pixel png image with r=102 g=127 b=128 a=128 I know about "add alpha channel". I have played with "add layer mask", setting opacity on ...
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Low opacity image printing out with "pixelated" effect

I'm having issues with the printing of some files. They're text files created in illustrator and then I add an image for background with an opacity at aprox 12%. It prints out as if it were "...
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Transparency for tif/png files with 'Save for web' as png 24

I'm trying to save my black and white drawings as PNG 24 files with all the white parts transparent. I did it successfully with few of my drawings with the option "save for web" However ...
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Placing image on .AI file with colors matching

I have a black-and-white image on a white background, which I want to place on an Illustrator file with a non-white background color, and I want the image to blend with that background. What I tried: ...
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How can I import a png with different opacity layers in illustrator?

I'm a beginner in illustrator and I would like to import this fog .png file in Illustrator and overlay it onto this repetition of X. The problem is that in the faded areas with different opacities the ...
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GIMP transparency does not work on cut/paste

Transparency does not seem to be working with cut/paste within GIMP. I have used GIMP on Windows before without this issue, but I'm wondering if this is an issue with with GIMP on Linux (on a ...
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How to remove unwanted transparency for object in Illustrator?

I have drawn this deer and I want it to be in solid color, But it is transparent, though the opacity is 100%. what is wrong with this deer. please help.
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Non-Opaque Region rendered as Opaque Black (ImageMagick v7)

Non-Opaque Region Opacity is rendered as Opaque Black for the Images where the background in replaced with transparency. Using Krita's 'ColortoAlpha' Filter one can see the actual opacity values in ...
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Batch Convert Black Background to AlphaChannel (XNConvert)

On trying to extract the alphachannel from a image with a blackbackground,XNconvert doesn't convert black to alpha. Is there any other way to achieve this? Also are there any other softwares which ...
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Transparent background turns white after placing in Illustrator

I removed the background of a picture in Photoshop and wanted to keep working on it in Illustrator, but when I placed the PNG the transparent background completely turned into white. I don't want to ...
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Photoshop: crop to exclude any transparency on a ragged edge

I have a square image with a ragged edge: the transparent pixels outside the image "weave" in and out towards the image center, within some unknown range. This range may be different for ...
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How to make transparent a solid background in After Effects. The solid is black and toggling to transparent view does not work

I am a newbie to Adobe After Effects and I have this Atom animation. I would like to show many duplicates of these in one shot. However, the effects are playing in a way that are limited to their ...
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opacity not altering in for GIF in GIMP

I have got a water file for a game I am creating (its currently a gif), I import the GIF into GIMP by using import as layers. The GIF then appears as this: I then altered the opacity of each of the ...
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Can the opacity always remain constant when drawing something with paintbrush

When using the paintbrush tool in Gimp, the brightness decreases according to the pressure and movement of the mouse. For example, when I continue the line I drew in the picture above, it becomes ...
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How can I change a particular colour to transparent?

I have a photo with white background. I want to remove the white colour and make it transparent. The simple select and remove type remover don't help because the image is very complex. It has many ...
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Coloring a transparent black/white image

Given a black and white image like lips, how would I get those in red? I don't want to use global flood filling, because that may not consider alpha transparency correcly. How would I do that with ...
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Convert RGB color to saturated color and transparency

I have a logo with several colors at the edge that look OK with a white background. When I overlay it on a background of another color, the edge is not smooth and looks off. Therefore, I would like to ...
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How do I adjust the brightness of the left and right ends in the line tool?

I wanna like this; I am using the line tool, but not used. The answer may not be just about the line tool. It could be another tool.
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web graphic editing

I have this web image design issue. Hopefully this is the right place to post my question? i-top-nav-original.png is the original image putting inside the html when load up mixing with other html, it ...
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Convert Black Outline Above White Shapes to Transparent in Illustrator

I am converting a color logo to white-on-transparent. I added a temporary red background, so I can see my work. The black outline shown below is a separate layer behind the white "Auto Group"...
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