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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Make an image transparent with the alpha channel already made

This is the image: This is the alpha channel: How can you make the image transparent.(no black) Like this one:
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How to apply chroma keying (remove green screen)?

Is it possible to apply chroma keying, meaning to remove a green (or blue...) screen background, using Gimp? (I happen to use Gimp, but I suppose an answer using Photoshop would be just as good, ...
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How can I punch out shapes between multiple layers?

EDIT: Working in Illustrator, vector as final product. Hello, I'm trying to turn the white stars pictured here transparent. Problem is, I'm a newbie and probably made this the wrong way. There are ...
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Pasting PNGs into GIMP sometimes converts the alpha channel to black

It's as simple as it sounds. Pasting a PNG from Google images into GIMP turns the alpha channel to black. I've kind of managed to get around this limitation by using Layer>Transparency>Color to ...
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I have a transparent jpeg? I'm confused

Not sure if this is the right place as I'm new to Stack Exchange but I was messing around with a discord bot that had a Minecraft texture tiling feature and I got 2 transparent jpeg files from it. I'm ...
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Draw a rectangle with semi-transparent border

I have a fairly simple image: I'd like to change it to be wider at the ends like below, while still keeping the nice rounded shape: The shape has solid gray colour, but its border is kindof ...
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How to get a mask from blending modes

So it's a bit complicated but here is the gist... I made a design using blending modes with a background texture of cardboard. The idea is that the design will get printed directly on the cardboard so ...
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Best way to crop these planks into individual layers, and export them all as separate JPEG files with no white around the edges?

I'm looking for a good workflow in dealing with a document like this. The files need to be JPEG, but I also can't have any white around the planks. Is there a smart way to select and separate each ...
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Adobe Illustrator Layers not behaving as they should

I am tearing my hair out over this issue. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator to design a logo and the layers are not behaving as they should - the text at the bottom of my image is the top layer, yet it ...
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Restore an original image that has a transparency-fade applied to it: Select by color gradient in GIMP

I have an icon (png) of a suit of armor, which fades out about halfway through the image (it is transparent in the latter part). Here is an example of the image in question: Its alpha channel is ...
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Using background image as chroma key

This may be trivial, but I cannot figure out how to do it: I'm looking for a way (preferably in gimp or another open source application / plugin - I also have a rather old photoshop version) to remove ...
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Transparent png image is not transparent in browser

Please see this example image below to reference (Illustrator was used here to export). Has anyone noticed that any transparent png files when dropped in a browser (like Chrome or Firefox) do not seem ...
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How can I turn brightness to transparency in grayscale image

I would like to turn a grayscale image into a transparent image where: #000000 (black) → turns into → #000000 (black) 0% transparency #FFFFFF (white) → turns into → #000000 (black) 100% transparency ...
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How do I change white background in Paint.NET to transparent when the edges are blurry

If you take an existing image that has a shape on a white background and you want to make the background transparent it's relatively simple to use the magic wand tool to select the background, delete ...
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How to colorize an translucent picture in Photoshop?

I've got a scanned picture of a sticker album which contains an translucent room where the sticker should be sticked. I've tried (using the Equalize, Curves, Levels, Vibrance and Contrast Tools from ...
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Apply Transparent Spatter Effect from Gallery on Illustrator

I have a basic square shape and I want to apply the SPATTER effect under Effects Gallery. After applying the effect, I realized it adds a color to the SPATTER applied, while I would like that SPATTER ...
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How do I quickly replace all transparent pixels with background color?

Some of my software tools generate images with transparent backgrounds. Using Krita, how can I quickly replace transparency with a background color? Notes: Of course it would be easiest if the image ...
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Grey lines appearing when pasting a selection - How to remove?

When I fuzzy select a section of an image, like so: Cutting it works fine: But when I paste it in I get these gaudy stripes of grey lines all throughout the image: Zooming in, I couldn't see any ...
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Difference between "Empty area" and "Transparency channel" and "Alpha channel"

New to photo editing, so I've got some conceptional confusion about the colors and channels, In photoshop, we can create text layer, we can have text on top of an "empty space" the checker ...
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Why do some of my PNG images not have transparent backgrounds in certain circumstances?

I have a group of PNG images that serve as background overlays in an automated photo booth i.e. you have from back to front: the background image, the photo taken by the booth, the PNG overlay which ...
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Remove a transparent colored line from image

I am far from a skilled artist, so sorry if the question has a common answer. I couldn't find anything, but perhaps my lack of knowledge on the subject prevents me from even knowing what to be ...
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Color removal followed by transparency reproduction

I have a large number of images I'd like to remove the background color of and replace with 100% transparent background. I also have semi-transparent rectangles which I need to "color correct&...
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