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Partial Transparency using Foreground Select Tool

Oct 13, 2013, 14:07 (This post was last modified: Oct 13, 2013 14:07 by pettins.)
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Partial Transparency using Foreground Select Tool
Suddenly I seem to be getting only partial transparency when using Foreground Select Tool (as compared to Full Transparency when using Rectangular Select Tool)

I am pretty sure this was not the case the other day. I have tried resetting all Tool Options and looking through preferences for anything I may have changed but can't spot anything.

Appreciate any help or suggestions with this :-)
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Oct 13, 2013, 17:57
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RE: Partial Transparency using Foreground Select Tool
Hi Ofnuts, Thanks for your quick reply.

I checked with the pointer dialog and the selection (from the Foreground Select Tool) starts off as 255 (100%) Alpha (which seems right I as I have added Alpha Channel to the whole layer) and then changes to the following values each time I perform a CUT or CLEAR:

127 (49%) then 63 (24%), 31 (12%), 15 (5%), 7 (2%), 3 (1%), 0 (0%) (ie finally fully transparent)

When I do the same using Rectangle or Free Select (or many of the other select tools) it goes straight to 0% from 100%, which is what I was wanting / expecting for the Foreground Select Tool.
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Oct 13, 2013, 22:08 (This post was last modified: Oct 13, 2013 22:17 by pettins.)
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RE: Partial Transparency using Foreground Select Tool
Sure, please see attached.

Let me know if you would like me to re-work any of it.

Thanks :-)


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Oct 14, 2013, 22:23
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Question RE: Partial Transparency using Foreground Select Tool
Please find attached the reworked XCF with the selection saved to channel.

However, I think I might have realised what I am doing wrong.Undecided

I have not been painting on the selection after selecting it with the Foreground Selection Tool, as sometimes when I painted on it, it created "holes" in some of the previously selected object.

So I wonder if my omission then caused only half transparency? What do you think?


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Oct 16, 2013, 22:13
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RE: Partial Transparency using Foreground Select Tool
So could it be a feature-ette that halves the transparency IF you don't paint on the selection before pressing delete?

And just out of curiosity is that by design or by chance I wonder?

(no need to answer the second question as I guess I can work with it either way but just wondering :-)
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