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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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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!
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Gimp Gif transparency issue

I found this gif online and I loved it but it had a white background. I've managed to get Most of it off, but now it is leaving behind a trail of each frame. I'm not sure why. That's the Gif after I ...
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In Inkscape, is there a way to apply an alpha mask or gradient over another color gradient?

I have an object that I've applied a linear gradient to: that I would like to fade to transparent at the edges: But I do not know how to do this, given that inkscape doesn't let you apply two ...
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How can I cookie-cut transparent gaps from a trace?

Here's a trace of some hand-drawn, stylized text. Illustrator executes the trace quite nicely, but inevitably, there was some cleaning up to do. If you look closely, you'll see some of the gaps are ...
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How to set Photoshop opacity to something other than an integer 1-100%?

How do you change the opacity of a Photoshop tool (e.g. the brush or the paint bucket) to something other than an integer 1% to 100%, such as 0% or 0.5% or 99.5%? When I try entering these numbers ...
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Define non-visible areas as transparent

I have had a problem that I haven't been able to figure out, and haven't found the right way to search for it on the forum. I have made the below image for a logo. It is a rainbow circle with four ...
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Create an image from multiple overlapping image parts

I currently have taken pictures of my computer screen playing all of the League of Legends map modes. From there, I have deleted everything but the map itself from each of the images. So now I have of ...
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Transparent lines in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a building, using the line segment tool. So I first created this big shape and then slashed through it with white lines. However on a colored background I want the lines to be ...
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Apply layer level opacity settings to individual objects in layer

I have an issue when editing my final work for print in Adobe Illustrator CC regarding Opacity Settings. If I have many groups of objects where the opacity is set on the group level or layer level (so ...
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Create a Layer of White Noise and Save as a Transparency file (With Only the White Noise showing)

I'm try to create a layer of white noise in Photoshop that I can export as a transparency (png) file to use on a website. There are a couple of other similar questions on here, but they are trying to ...
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How can I turn partially selected areas into fully selected areas in Gimp?

In Gimp, I have one large selection that resulted from attaching multiple smaller selections to each other. Unfortunately, some of these selections were mistakenly created with feathering applied, ...
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Underlined Adobe Illustrator layers

When you create an opacity mask, the layer with the mask gets underlined in the layers panel. Some of my layers have solid lines and some are dashed. What causes the difference between these two?
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Copying and pasting directly from GIMP has black background

Sometimes I edit an image in GIMP with transparency and copy the entire canvas and paste it directly into another application, such as a tweet on Twitter or a message on Discord. The image pastes with ...
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Printing an Illustrator file that contains raster images with transparency?

I have an Illustrator CC file with some embedded PSD files. Some of these have a transparent background, while some have the same kind of background and opacity set to 50%. I have some vectors too ...
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How to determine the equivalent opaque RGB color for a given partially transparent RGB color against a white background

I have found that reducing the opacity against a white background is a good way to find usable lighter and less saturated tints of a base color. As an example take this picture of an orange color: ...
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Limiting the Selection by Color to a Specific Area of an Image in Gimp

On this image, I'm trying to make the name in black letters transperent I have this image in Gimp where I need to select a specific color (namely the name circled in blue) to make transparent; ...
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Creating PS pattern stamps with transparent backgrounds

I am designing fabrics for a clothing producer. In the past I made pattern stamps with transparent background without having to clean the background away myself. Does anyone know a way to make a ...
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How to make this colour effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Hi! I'm thinking of making a design that resembles this image. Do you have suggestions on how to create the colours in it? I'm not sure if they are manually chosen or is there any other method you ...
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How to delete pixels from image?

I'd like to erase some single pixels of this image (the black ones): But once I use the erase tool, I end up with somethings like this.. ..which is not a pixel and its not "square", but a circle (...
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How to Cut Out a Path from a Shape?

I'm working with this truck vector and I'd like to convert all of the white lines in the large middle portion to transparency, as if I were erasing from the main shape. Is there a way to easily do ...
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How to change Live Paint Objects stroke color

I'm trying to change the opacity of an enclosed stroke (path) to 60%, but I can't. Every time I left-click on the enclosed stroke and set the opacity to 60%, that's applied to the fill only (image ...