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How do I make an image transparent?

Nov 1, 2013, 07:04
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How do I make an image transparent?
Hi,

how do I make the play button in this image transparent, so that you can see the background behind it?

Thanks!

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Nov 1, 2013, 07:23
Post: #2
RE: How do I make an image transparent?
First crop your play button a little Crop so the image is a little smaller, don't crop it to the edge, leave a little room, maybe 2-3 pixels of red around it.

Then right-click the layer, click "Add alpha channel"

*DON'T FLATTEN (that will remove transparency)

Last, save it as a .PNG and check "save background color" and anything with transparency in it.


Similar steps in below link, note picture at the bottom, you want your crop about half tighter around your play button (saves on file size also; loads faster.)
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-using-web-t...rency.html

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Nov 1, 2013, 18:10
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RE: How do I make an image transparent?
Hey Guys,

thanks for the posts! That really helps!

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