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Making an Image Transparent.

Apr 17, 2012, 23:16
Post: #1
Making an Image Transparent.
Not the background! The actual image. I don't understand how to use 'opacity'. I move the slider and nothing happens!

Can someone give step-by-step instruction on how to make an entire image appear faint?
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Apr 18, 2012, 00:10
Post: #2
RE: Making an Image Transparent.
maybe the layer isn't selected?
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Apr 18, 2012, 09:05
Post: #3
RE: Making an Image Transparent.
(Apr 18, 2012 00:06)ofnuts Wrote:  Add an alpha channel to the layer (without one it cannot be transparent): "Layers/Transparency/Add alpha channel". Then the opacity slider will be operative. Save in a format that support partial transparency: PNG

I've added the alpha channel but the slider just converts the image into a chequerboard.
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Apr 26, 2012, 20:47
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RE: Making an Image Transparent.
(Apr 18, 2012 10:20)ofnuts Wrote:  The checkerboard is the "canvas" (the "drawing board"). If you see it, it means your image is (partially) transparent. If you display your image over something else (in a web page) then you'll see whatever the image is displayed over.

Thanks for that
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