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Cutting holes through layers

Apr 8, 2012, 15:43
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Cutting holes through layers
I am trying to make transparent holes in layers so I can design cornhole boards to overlay in Google Sketch. What is the best way to accomplish this? When I cut out the selected area, I get a background color but I can't make it transparent. Obliviously, I don't have my layers setup correctly. I've spent days watching youtube tutorials but still can't make it work and I'm getting really frustrated.

Any help would be deeply appreciated.
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Apr 8, 2012, 17:44
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RE: Cutting holes through layers
To make a layer transparent where you cut/delete, it requires an "alpha channel". You can add one use "Layer/Transparency/Add alpha channel".

Normally, layers you add get an alpha channel by default, the only layer that doesn't get one is the first layer loaded from an image format that doesn't support transparency (JPEG...)

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Apr 8, 2012, 18:34
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RE: Cutting holes through layers
Ofnuts,

Thanks, that works for me!
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