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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background?

You are correct--that "checked background" is how many programs indicate transparent areas. SVG files have a transparent background. Changing the background color is not part of the SVG standard, so ...
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JPEG with transparent background

JPG does not allow transparent backgrounds. The only thing you can do is have a flat color background that would blend into your website: eg. if your website background is white, then have JPGs ...
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How to remove the background color from and animated GIF image?

There is this useful site.... http://www.online-image-editor.com/ Click on the tab Advanced Transparency Click on gif image, on the background you want to remove
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How do I choose a good cover photo for my website?

Do you really need to follow the trend? Don't ever do something because it's a trend. Do things because they're good for the user's experience because that is what's best for your company and your ...
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Transparent artboard backgrounds in Photoshop

As of Photoshop CC 2015.5 you can now have artboards with transparent backgrounds. Either create a new Artboard and select Transparent under the Background Contents menu or, if you have an existing ...
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Can I change the default Gimp transparent background to white?

Yes, that would be very easy, I just opened up Gimp 2 my self and tried it out to make sure! :p Anyway, in the layers panel, right click and choose New Layer. Then make sure you select White for the ...
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Sketch3: export a group and keep the size of the transparent background

Got 2 answers for you... Select Rectangle 6 and click on make exportable, now click Create Separate Slice Layer (the little knife) and simply drag the shown image to your desktop to export it. (The ...
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What would be a less distracting background for white?

It's not distracting Personally I don't think it is distracting. And white background profile pictures are ubiquitous. Especially since companies want to keep visual similarity between their team, ...
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JPEG with transparent background

JPEG doesn't support transparency at all. Most compatible option is to use PNG, but results in large files for photographs because it is lossless compression. Another option is to use the new WebP ...
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How do I convert a .png blurred background into a compressed .jpg one without introducing artefacts?

This probably doesn't answer your question. Some possible alternatives... Have you considered CSS instead: background: linear-gradient(45deg, #3d667c, #1d283e); Or perhaps you could use the SVG ...
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JPEG with transparent background

While the JPEG format can't handle transparency itself, it is entirely possible to have transparency using JPEGs with modern browsers. It is, however, complicated. It involves using SVG to create a ...
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GIMP: Remove text from background

One way of doing it is to use the clone tool(). This tool basically lets you choose a source to copy from, then use it like a brush to paint the source over the destination. To select a source, press ...
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How do I convert a .png blurred background into a compressed .jpg one without introducing artefacts?

JPEG is not a lossless compression JPEG Compression is considered a lossy compression even when set at 100% quality you loss some quality. That's why for simple graphics such as UI interfaces and ...
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What makes a good header/background video?

Do you really need to follow the trend? Don't ever do something because it's a trend. Do things because they're good for the user's experience because that is what's best for your company and your ...
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Create 'marl' background: striped effect in Photoshop or Illustrator

In Photoshop, make a brush like this Then in the Brush Settings, add the following settings Brush Tip Shape: Spacing 10% Shape Dynamics: Size jitter 70% Scattering: Scatter 360%, count 2 Noise Note:...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

Since there is no background attribute in a text object in SVG, you'd need to use another method, such as drawing a filled rectangle under the text, however as you say that's inconvenient as you'd ...
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How to remove neutral background in photoshop?

One of the most accurate, yet reasonably easy one is by using one of the (modified) RGB channels of the image as a mask: Load your image (I'll be using one I found here) into PS, click on channels ...
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JPEG with transparent background

JPEG 2000 (also known as JP2) is an improved version of the original JPEG format (from 1992) that also has full support for transparency, but it has abysmal browser support (only Safari supports it). ...
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Gimp "transparent background" is exporting to jpg as white. I want transparent. did tutorials

JPGs do not support transparency. If you want to retain transparency, save to a format that supports transparency such as PNG.
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Adding background color to textbox in Illustrator CC

Use the Appearance Panel to add a new Fill to your text object by using the "new Fill" icon at the bottom of the panel. Next, highlight this new fill when it appears in the Appearance panel and use ...
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How can I reproduce this "minimalist" background?

The background there is simply a radial gradient white to blue If you want a bit more control and a smoother "fade", which is not necessarily elliptical, you can use a Gradient Mesh. Set the outer ...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

I had the same issue that Tom brought up in the comments under Billy Kerr's answer, which led me to find a different solution... I found that using the Fill Background filter worked much better to ...
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how do I make a gradient background in Figma?

1) You first create a rectangle of your choice color and then spread it all over the screen and then 2) Then select that rectangle and click on Fill option and then 3) And then from the drop-down at ...
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Importing a photoshop file into illustrator without a white background

Check and see that you are showing the transparency grid in Illustrator. View > Show Transparency Grid. Perhaps the transparency is there and you are not seeing because of Illustrator's default white "...
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Make image vertically seamless?

Open image in Photoshop Go to Filters > Other > Offset Adjust vertical offset so that the image seam is in the middle of the image Use the liquify tool to seamlessly connect the ribbons together ...
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Is there a single text color that is acceptable on both dark and light background?

Having come across this problem myself, I find that the css colour orangered or #FF4500 works well on almost any colour background that is not reddish or orangeish.
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

There are lots of rules of thumb you could follow when picking colors! Here is a great post if you'd like a crash course in color theory and color relationships. The main takeaway: Color ...
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How to make a tiled color background?

There’s probably lots of ways to build that, in many different tools. Here’s a quick way to do it in Photoshop. Draw a gradient. Note that I’ve created the gradient on a 45º angle (we’ll rotate it ...
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