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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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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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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 add ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A comprehensive shadow on a black background

Here is an option to make your required dark shadow show on a dark background. This is done in Illustrator. This is a radial gradient from black to gray behind the blue circle which has an attached ...
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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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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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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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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background?

Tips to make the background rectangle workaround more bearable As mentioned at: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/74920/21867 based on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11293026/default-...
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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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Tracing a white image in Illustrator

If you have an image to trace which consists of white on transparent background, invert the pixels by going to Edit > Edit Colors > Invert Colors, which will turn the white parts to black. Now you can ...
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How to make a tiled color background?

You could use Illustrator's "Object Mosaic" function. Create your gradient. The mosaic function only works on raster images so first select your gradient object and rasterize (Object → ...
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What would be a less distracting background for white?

Gray works. I have used a gradient gray recently for similar photos with good results. Something like the image below and you can position the white glow to sit behind the person's head. This resolves ...
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What would be a less distracting background for white?

It's difficult to suggest any color without knowing the surrounding design elements or the man's coloring - blonde, brunette, redhead? facial hair? Glasses? Based purely on what you have shown... the ...
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How can I reproduce this "minimalist" background?

Edit: I accidentally posted this for Photoshop and failed to notice the Illustrator tag. However, I'll leave this answer here should anyone find it useful. Here's one possible method. Fill the ...
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Create " windows trail" effect in vector

I would use the Blend tool for this. In particular, the Replace Spline option. Create your "window", and make it an object Create two instances of that object, anywhere on your illustration ...
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Inkscape - Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Go to your default file default.svg when interface has translated you have to change a file default_XX.svg eg: default_pt_BR.svg on the linux the default folder is /usr/share/inkscape/templates/ ...
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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

I answered a similar question on Game Development Stack Exchange a while ago, so let me summarize the answers there. You idea of picking either black or white, depending on which one contrasts better ...
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Logo on a background of same color

There are a number of different ways you could go about it solving this problem, each with their own pros and cons. The method you choose should reflect your consideration of these in the context of ...
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Logo on a background of same color

My answer would simply be; don't do it. Create an all white version of the logo or create a white (or any other color than that blue color) container for the logo to sit in. Don't go with borders or ...
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How to make a white background in Gimp?

Two possible ways: Bucket-fill: Remove the selection Set color to white Activate bucket-fill Set bucket-fill to "Behind" mode Bucket-fill (due to "Behind" opaque pixels will be left untouched) ...
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