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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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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Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop technique to replace blend modes for print files

I am designing a business card in Illustrator where I have taken my full color vector logo, enlarged it and set the blend mode to Overlay & the opacity to 55% in order to display it is a faded out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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