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 turn Fill Color of Mesh points to Fill “NONE” in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a irregular mesh shape in Illustrator, which has some mesh point filled with colors at center and all edge points with 0% opacity. Considering the image attached. I want the cyan ...
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Transparent PDF on Keynote 2020?

I'm trying to make a PDF with a transparent background from Keynote ( I'm making a digital journal and want the background transparent so I can change the paper type on Notability, while still keeping ...
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Is there a way to simulate Photoshop's 'fill' functionality in InDesign?

Photoshop has two distinct opacity values for any layer: 'Opacity' and 'Fill'; the former affects the entire layer and all its effects, the latter only affects the layer content and not the effects. ...
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Preview printing on transparent material in Photoshop or Illustrator

Been looking all over for a smart solution to this, but so far I haven't found anything. I'm UV printing on transparent glass. As the UV printer does not print 'white' nor is there a white background ...
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How to indentify original color in a white background picture

I have a picture of which contains a letter. The letter had a certain opacity when layered onto the image. I look to find the original rgb and even opacity of the text that was written upon a white ...
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Transparency in Gimp issue

So when I use Gimp, I do the same thing when I turn images transparent: Select it by color, then hit clear. But now instead of turning it transparent, it turns into my secondary color. Can anybody ...
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Can I clip on all objects at once using Inkscape?

I have created a poster using several objects throughout several layers. I would like to export the final document with a small, white padding. Can I use Inkscape's clipping functionality to create a ...
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Making a transparent pixel color to white in Photoshop

I am saving a PNG in photoshop with a transparent background. When I export the image as PNG, each pixel of the "transparent" part has an alpha value of 0, but in the program that I am using (game ...
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Illustrator is saving making my solid colours as transparent

The title pretty much says it all. I've worked with solid colours the entire time, and when I go and save, for some reasons Adobe Illustrator decides to make all my colours and shapes transparent. ...
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Save selected portion of image in GIMP as PNG

I have an image that was masked in photoshop that I have now imported into GIMP. I would like to export only the head as a PNG with background transparency. I can successfully export the image as a ...
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PNG export from Gimp not keeping tranparency [duplicate]

Here are the steps I done: Opened PNG (not transparent) Selected white areas that I want to make transparent. Layers > Transparency > Add Alpha Channel Deleted selected areas (I see transparency in ...
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Removing black background on slightly transparent object in photoshop

I have searched for an answer on how to remove a black background to make a transparent image, but none have answered my specific question. Here I have rendered a scene with a light-emitting cube. ...
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Gimp: Adding watercolor transparency to an image

Example of what I would like to achieve: https://github.com/Krozark/RPG-LaTeX-Template/blob/master/img/art-top.pdf I would like to take a picture and add watercolor splashes of transparency, so the ...
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Should I color my background or keep it transparent?

I'm creating a flyer and plan on printing on a metallic cardstock (Neenah Metallic in Chalice Silver to be exact). My issue is that during the creation process, I used a background that was as close ...
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Where to find stock images (portraits) with transparent background

I'm looking for a place to find stock images, specifically portraits, that come with a pre-masked background, so I can easily replace it. Does anyone know a source, or a way to filter for that type of ...
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Gimp gif shows transparency but viewers show white/black

So in a web browser this image looks exactly like I want (at least on mine) and the left slice of the image in the latter half of the animation is transparent. However in discord and in windows photo ...
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Remove white background for in GIMP with calligraphy scan

I scanned a calligraphy using color mode thinking I would capture more details, which I did along with much noise. Now, I would like to remove the background (white) and make it transparent. While ...
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Export to PDF with transparent background Illustrator 2020 version 24.0.1

I would like to export my image to a pdf with a transparent background but it exports with a white background. My vector contents are clearly on top of the checkerboard pattern indicating ...
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How to export a design with transparency in CMYK?

I made a design in a document with CMYK color mode and exported it to PNG with transparency to send to an online service that prints it on goodies (mugs and hats on Vistaprint, if that helps). The ...
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Illustrator to SVG: different shades for different browsers

I have just approached the world of design and so consequently I have many doubts about certain subjects, one of them is related to nuances. As you can see from the images below, my "project" created ...
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How do I replace a white or colored background with transparency in adobe illustrator?

I am working on a Logo and am attempting to make the background transparent. Unfortunately, I have zero graphic design experience and am unable to figure out how to get this done. Could someone walk ...
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Issue with obtaining full transparency around design when making tiff files

I am making tiff files in Photoshop out of designs I made in Illustrator. The designs contain a raw image with a masked border on top of them. When I copy the design onto Photoshop, there is a thin, ...
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Strange bug with PNG layers

I edited some pictures to make emojis out of them, removed their background and saved with the original background hidden in the layers. I've done this in the past with no issues, but this time I'm ...
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Restore transparency to a part of an image

I have this image: Downloadable here. I need to isolate the libellula and "restore" the transparency of its wings, the areas highlighted here: I haven't problems to isolate it but how can I restore ...
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Can I detect if an image has a premultiplied alpha channel in Adobe Photoshop?

Can I detect with Photoshop if the image has a premultiplied alpha channel? I want to detect this with a .tga image format file I received, which can be either pre-multiplied or straight. If not ...
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JPEG with transparent background

My client wants me to supply images for web as JPEG with transparent background. Is this possible?
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Another weird Ilustrator bug with transparency mask

Whenever I create a transparency mask with multiple objects one of them gets automatically moved to the transparency zone. I have no idea why is this happening, it never used to do such thing. I tried ...
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Is there a way to convert colors from multiple paths into relative transparency?

I have this vector of a brush stroke, of which I can change the colorspace. However, I would like it to have an overlay effect, which it currently doesn't have. I want to use it in Web front-end, so ...
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How to cut transparent objects without losing transparency in Illustrator?

I want to do a seamless pattern with transparent objects but when I cut my pattern objects lose their transparency. I have not found out why this is happening yet. Could someone help me understand ...
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Blend to transparent doesn't work!

I'm trying to blend this world map into transparent. It works just fine with a rectangle. I also tried increasing or decreaing the steps and different blend options, nothing works.. Anyone how I can ...
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Controlling transparency in GIMP?

I have a question. Can you make it half transparent? Or any other percentage? I’m making a Minecraft Resource Pack and I am trying to make the stained glass. Thanks!
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Images, giving black when merged

I am trying to make two images which give a simple semi-black layer when merged. They should look like these: I used Select→Modify→Feather, but after merging I got this insted of what I need Is ...
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Gimp Question: How to remove multicolored transparency?

I am getting a little frustrated with the newest version of Gimp because it is doing something that the older version has never done in regards to a transparent background. In the old Gimp, when I ...
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Help replicating this red pattern and glow effect (speed lines) in adobe illustrator

Firstly thanks for reading and any help offered! I need to recreate the red pattern from this image in illustrator. I've tried a couple of different methods but the best I can come up with is to ...
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LibreOffice Impress: How to change style of one object without affecting the others in the same slide

I have four objects in a single slide. All of them are drawn using Insert -> Shape. Now I want two of the objects to be transparent while the others remain non-transparent. I clicked on the ...
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How do I prevent opacity shades from getting darker when overlapping each other in Adobe Illustrator?

Here is my current project: How do I prevent the darker black underneath the bowl? Both layers are at 50% opacity at #000000.
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Brush Opacity changes after Making Mask in Illustartor

Following this great tutorial by Gigantic about creating "grainy gradient", I face a problem after masking. I have two layers: 1st one is the object itself which is a [Rectangle] and another Group ...
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Adding transparency to ink drawing

I would like to add transparency to the following image I simply want anything not inked to become transparent. I have gimp and I can also use some online tools, if available. I tried using gimp and ...
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GIMP 2.0 custom brushes do not work as intended

I've had this problem now with any of my custom made brushes, that they look completely different when applied from as I originally designed them. As you can see in the screenshot I'll attach, the ...
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How to select a subject from a transparent background?

I downloaded an image which has a transparent background. The subject has lots of feathering around the edges so selecting the background with the magic wand leaves a substantial gap. How do I remove ...
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Interlacing Letter Objects Using Transparency Mask?

I'm interested in preserving the object integrity of the two letters in the image on the left. However, I would like to interlace the letters in the same manner as the image on the right without ...
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Transparency Issues in Illustrator - Vector Image

So I created what I thought was a vector image in Illustrator. I'm completely new to this and still learning how to use the program. Whenever I save it as an EPS, there's white space around the image. ...
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Inkscape: How do I create negative space in an existing object?

This is what I want: This is how I achieved it: My goal is to have this embroidered, but I don't want the white bars as part of that. I want it to be true negative space so it would just be whatever ...
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Change opacity on only transparent elements

I have a bunch of solid, non-transparent logos, all of which contain drop shadows. The problem is the person who did them went WAY overboard in the size and darkness of the drop shadow. I don't have ...
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Increase opacity for PNG in GIMP

I have an image already at 100% opacity but the whole image is partially transparent (with a transparent background). Is there some way to uniformly increase the opacity (effectively going beyond the ...
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Create a dropshadow only layer

I want to make a white rounded rectangle (which will be used for an in-game alpha mask) and another layer which contains a drop shadow. That way I can do quick export for the two layers. WITHOUT ...
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Using the Opacity Mask on Illustrator

I'm trying to add texture to the layer with the bushes using an opacity mask, but the texture is cutting around the shapes on the layer that is below. I want to apply the mask to only the top layer ...
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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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